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Mainz 05 seeks Champions League spots in German soccer

The hosts have two victories in a row, after falling three times in a row, and with 16 points they occupy the fifth place in the general


The hosts have two victories in a row, after falling three times in a row, and with 16 points they occupy the fifth place in the general classification, dominated by Bayern Munich with 25.

For its part, Monchengladbach marches in tenth place with 14 points and a success could reserve space between the teams with tickets to competitions in Europe, depending on the result of their rivals.

Mainz 05 beat Arminia Bielefeld in their most recent match 2-1, one of the three teams that remain in the relegation places, and who together with Greuther Furth have not yet achieved victories in the competition.

For its part, Gladbach comes to this duel after beating VFL Bochum, occupying 14th place, with 10 units and a balance of three successes, one draw, in addition to six defeats.

For this game the visiting team will have notable absences that weaken their squad, such as midfielder Christoph Kramer and lateral defender Stefan Lainer, both injured, as well as Denis Zakaria who is in doubt due to his physical condition.

In the last five meetings between the two teams, Gladbach has had the best part with four successes and only one setback, in crashes with an average of 3.4 goals scored, so this could be the keynote of a duel in which both casts will seek victory to climb positions in the general table.

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