• Mainz haven’t won a Bundesliga game in Stuttgart in seven attempts. They have drawn twice and lost five times, conceding at least one goal in each of their visits.
  • There have been at least four goals in each of the last five meetings between Stuttgart and Mainz, with a total of 22 goals (an average of 4.4 per match).
  • Mainz set a new club record in the first half of the season, conceding a new high of 31 goals in their first 17 games.
  • VfB have lost three of their last four games, conceding at least twice in each of those four matches.
  • Stuttgart haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last nine matches. Hoffenheim are the only side in the league currently on a longer run without a clean sheet (23 games).
  • Tuchel’s side have scored at least one goal in their last 10 Bundesliga away games. It’s the longest run of scoring away from home in the club’s Bundesliga history. The last time FSV failed to score on the road was against Dortmund in April 2013 (2-0 loss).
  • Only 16% of Mainz’s goals have come from set-pieces, a league-low.
  • Stuttgart have lost just one of their last six home games, but have only won two of those games (3 draws). However, VfB have conceded at least once in each of their last 10 home matches.
  • Former Stuttgart player Shinji Okazaki (63 Bundesliga appearances, 10 goals between 2011 and 2013) has been involved in six of the last seven Mainz goals (5 goals, 1 assist), he is FSV’s joint-top scorer (with Nicolai Müller both 8 goals).
  • Thomas Tuchel was a youth manager in Stuttgart between 2000 and 2005 (U15s and U19s); he won the U19 championship with VfB in 2005.
  • Mainz have used three different goalkeepers already this season (Müller, Wetklo, Karius). Only Augsburg have done the same. Mainz have signed another goalkeeper during the winter break, in Dario Kresic (former VfB youth player).