After the long winter break, VfB Stuttgart hosts 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the Mercedes-Benz Arena on matchday 16 of the Bundesliga. The game on the live ticker.
- Labbadia and Wohlgemuth: Newcomers want to change things at VfB
- Mainz with two faces: the starting position of the VfB opponent
- Without Zagadou and Sosa: VfB lacks defensive personnel
|Expected lineup VfB Stuttgart||Müller – Stenzel, Mavropanos, Anton, Ito – Karazor – Ahamada, Endo – Silas, Tiago Tomas – Guirassy|
|Probable formation 1. FSV Mainz 05||Zentner-Fernandes, Hack, Caci-Widmer, Barreiro, Kohr, Aaron-Onisiwo, J.-S. Lee Ingvartsen|
VfB without Zagadou and Sosa
VfB Stuttgart is shorthanded, especially in defense. Left-back Borna Sosa is out with a groin problem and defender Dan-Axel Zagadou has torn a double ligament in his ankle at the Marbella training ground. Hiroki Ito and Konstantinos Mavropanos will probably start for both.
Two-faced Mainz: 05ers want to start the remainder of the Bundesliga season well against VfB
Stuttgart’s opponents FSV Mainz 05 scored well at the start of the current season. Recently, however, the Zero Five have been weakened and have remained winless in the last five games. Of these, they lost four and drew once. against VfB, the self-proclaimed carnival club, therefore wants to turn the tide. Coach Bo Svensson’s team is currently in tenth place.
For the match against VfB Mainz he will have to do without Stefan Bell, suspended after his fifth yellow card. Also absent are Delano Burgzorg (ankle injury), Jonathan Burkardt (knee surgery) and Marlon Mustapha (thigh surgery).
VfB Stuttgart: Bruno Labbadia and Fabian Wohlgemuth have to shake things up
Stuttgart – For the VfB Stuttgart the match against 1. FSV Mainz 05 is the first under the new sports management. Following the dismissals of coach Pellegrino Matarazzo and sports director Sven Mislintat, the coaches now have one bruno labadia and manager Fabian Wohlgemuth took over command of the Swabians. Whether the two can turn it around remains to be seen. After all, VfB’s goal for the remainder of the Bundesliga season is nothing less than avoiding their third relegation in seven years.