The "Rhein Hesse Derby" on Tuesday night sees Eintracht host Mainz 05 - we did the weekly number crunching.


  • The sides have met 24 times in league competition spanning multiple divisions. Both sides have won six clashes to date (D12).
  • The Eagles have only lost one competitive home game v Mainz (3-1 in November 2012, otherwise W7, D5).
  • The overall Bundesliga record of this fixture is nearly even: 4 SGE wins, 7 draws, 5 defeats.
  • The very first Bundesliga meeting took place only 11 years ago in Mainz, it was a 2-2 draw in November 2005.
  • Eintracht have 26 points from their 15 games – their best start to a Bundesliga campaign since 1993/94 (34, converted to three-points-per-win system; finished 5th).
  • Despite conceding in Wolfsburg at the weekend, the Eagles equalled the club record of fewest goals let in after 15 matchdays (12; first set in 1990/91).


  • Eintracht are unbeaten in nine Bundesliga home games spanning multiple seasons (W6, D3).
  • The Eagles are on 6 clean sheets and conceded 12 goals - that's the second best defensive record in the league.
  • Only Bayern and Leipzig allowed their opponents more shots than Eintracht (144).
  • Mainz haven’t won any of the last five on the road, including defeats in the most recent four.


  • Marco Fabian remains Eintracht's top offensive weapon with 3 goals scored and 4 assists. He was involved in 56 shots (took 38, created 18) - also top for SGE.
  • Mainz defender Stefan Bell played for the Eagles for half a year in the 2011/2012 season (2 league games) before returning to M05. He scored an own goal in the last meeting to help Eintracht win 2-1.
  • Danny Latza bagged his first three Bundesliga goals against HSV at the weekend (3-1). He’s the fifth player to hit a top-flight treble for M05 but the first German to do so.