Derby Time! - The Preview
A true winter warmer is waiting for Eintracht fans on Saturday at 15.30h CET. FSV Mainz 05 are a surprise team this Bundesliga season, currently ranked second with 30 points. But they never managed a Bundesliga win against the Eagles - and it's a derby too!
EINTRACHT: Nikolov – Jung, Russ, Vasoski, Tzavellas – Schwegler, Köhler – Ochs, Meier, Altintop – Gekas.
MAINZ: Wetklo – Zabavnik, Bungert, Noveski, Fathi – Karhan, Polanski – Schürrle, Ivanschitz, Fuchs – Szalai.
Commerzbank Arena is nearly sold out (51,100 so far). Around 400 away tickets are available from 13:30h on the matchday.
Eintracht will play in traditional red and black, Mainz in white and red.
The match will be internationally broadcasted. To find out about potential Bundesliga TV stations in your country check HERE.
English Live Text Commentary
On www.eintracht.de you can follow the action right from kick-off onwards (15.30h CET). The English live text commentary will cover all events in the game such as goals, shots, fouls, offsides, corners, cards and so on. Click HERE.
Eintracht won the home game 2-0 with goals coming from Maik Franz and Alex Meier. Away to Mainz the Eagles managed a 3-3 (Meier twice and Korkmatz scored).
All Time Record
Frankfurt have only lost one of their 15 competitive matches against Mainz in Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2 and the German Cup (10 draws, four defeats). Eintracht is the only current Bundesliga team against whom Mainz have never won a game in the German top flight.
Cup & Winter Break
The German DFB Cup round of the last 16 sees Eintracht travelling to 2. Bundesliga team Alemannia Aachen on December 22nd. This is the last fixture before the winter break and the Christmas holidays. On 2nd of January Eintracht will attend the indoor mini tournament ‘Licher Hessen Cup 2011’. Bundesliga will restart around January the 15th.