FSV Mainz 10-4-18, Werder Bremen 7-7-18
6/20/20 9:30 am
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FSV Mainz is hosting Werder Bremen at Opel Arena in a derby match of the bottom of the standings in round 33 of German Bundesliga.
Mainz is in 15th place in the standings with 34 points, and at least for now, Mainz is outside the relegation zone, but for them to stay there, Mainz has to win at least 1 points in their last two games of the season, but the problem is that Mainz is playing against Leverkusen in the last game of the season. The defense has been a big problem for Mainz this season as they conceded 63 goals in 32 games, which an average of almost 2 conceded goals per game. Earlier this week, Mainz was playing against Borussia Dortmund and they have had their biggest win of the season. Mainz was a big underdog in this match, and they had only 31% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and only 75% of the correct passes. Despite being the huge underdog, Mainz has scored 2 goals and has won this game 0-2. Quaison has scored 12 goals for Mainz and is their top goal scorer, while Boetius and Onisiwo added 5 assists each. Zentner and Awoniyi are both injured. Thanks to their massive win against Borussia Dortmund, Mainz has made their job much easier until the end of the season, and all they need now is a point to secure their spot in Bundesliga, maybe even 0 points if Fortuna doesn’t win their game.
Werder has 28 points and if the season would end right now, Werder would have been relegated, but with 2 more games to go, Werder has a shot of getting outside the relegation zone, or at least to the relegation playoff spot. Werder has shown some signs of life over their last three games, but their loss against Wolfsburg form last week might cost them a lot. In their last match in Bundesliga against Bayern Munich, Werder was actually solid on the defensive end and they had 40% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 0 corner kicks, and 75% of the correct passes. Werder has lost this match 0-1, but they can be proud of themselves because they paired really well to Bayern. Rashica is Werder’s leading goal scorer with only 7 goals, while Klaassen added 6 goals. Mohwald, Toprak, and Sahin will miss the rest of the season due to an injury. This was a terrible season for Werder, and they forced themselves to fight until the last day, but they can’t lose hope if Werder wants to have a chance of staying in Bundesliga next season as well. No matter what happens, I’m sure there will be some changes in Werder, but hopefully, for them, those changes will be in Bundesliga.
This is a derby between two direct competitors for the relegation. Mainz is safe for now, but if they lose in this match, everything could go wrong for Mainz. If they want to even have a chance of exiting the relegation zone, Werder must go for the win here, and if they lose, Werder will still have a shot to get on the relegation playoff spot on the last day of the season.