Pros 10.03.2023 — 17:20 Uhr

School of Mainz on the sidelines

Facts and stats ahead of the away match at the Olympiastadion

Saturday afternoon will see the reunion of Bo Svensson and Sandro Schwarz.

1. FSV Mainz 05 travel to the capital this weekend with four Bundesliga wins in a row behind them. There, they will face Hertha BSC at the Olympiastadion on Saturday at 15:30 CET. The Berliners, coached by ex-Zerofiver Sandro Schwarz, are currently in 14th place with 20 points, just one point above the relegation zone. FSV, on the other hand, have built up a good position with their recent successes, are in seventh place with 35 points and would like to celebrate their fifth victory in a row in Berlin.

Stats and Facts for #BSCM05

Mainz’s history of coaches

Bo Svensson has 77 Bundesliga games under his belt as head coach, and Schwarz oversaw 79 as Mainz coach. Both of them made the step from FSV’s youth team to Bundesliga coach. Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, as well as the current sporting director Martin Schmidt, also began their coaching careers at Mainz.


The Zerofivers have recorded 12 wins, 13 defeats and 17 draws from a total of 42 competitive matches between the two sides. With a win, Mainz could even up this record.

Winning streak

The last time the Zerofivers won four Bundesliga games in a row was almost 12 years ago. This is their longest winning streak under Svensson.

Outstanding record so far

Svensson is averaging 1.5 points per Bundesliga game with Mainz, more than any of his predecessors.

Starting careers at Mainz

Three current Hertha players began their Bundesliga careers at FSV. Florian Niederlechner played his first 12, Suat Serdar his first 45 and Jean-Paul Boetius his first 122 Bundesliga games for the Zerofivers.

No place like home

Hertha have won two games in a row at the Olympiastadion against Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Augsburg and are looking to extend their run against FSV. Hertha fans last celebrated three home victories in a row four and half years ago.

Top striker Lukebakio

Hertha’s Dodi Lukebakio scored in both recent home victories as well as in the 4-1 defeat in Leverkusen last Sunday. He is the side’s top scorer this season with ten goals and is having his best season to date.

Ice-cold from the penalty spot

Hertha have scored ten of their last ten penalties, and the club record is 13 in a row. However, they are still a few penalty goals short of the Bundesliga record, held by the Zerofivers, who converted a total of 36 penalties in a row from 2013 to 2022.

Strong in transition

Only two Bundesliga teams have scored more often after a change in possession than Hertha. They have recorded ten goals after winning the ball back.

A good recent record

Mainz are undefeated against Hertha in seven Bundesliga matches, which is longer than against any other Bundesliga team.

In the reverse fixture, a last-minute goal by Anthony Caci secured FSV a point.

A top team in the second half of the season

With five wins from six games, the Zerofivers are the second best team in the second half of the season with 15 points. Only Borussia Dortmund, who have won all of their games so far, have a better record.


Mainz have already won as many times in their eight games in 2023 as they did in the 15 games before the break for the World Cup. The Zerofivers did not win a single one of their last six games in the first half of the season and were the worst team in that period.

Success no coincidence

FSV are running more than in the first half of the season, have a higher xG value and a greater shot conversion rate. Their xG value is only bettered by Bayern Munich, and their shot conversion by BVB.

Set pieces

Mainz have already scored 12 times this season from set pieces. Only two teams have scored more goals from dead balls. Hertha, on the other hand, are vulnerable in these situations, and only Bochum have conceded more goals from set pieces.


The referee for the match will be Benjamin Cortus, who will be assisted on the sidelines by Florian Heft and Norbert Grudzinski. The fourth official at the Olympiastadion is Sven Waschitzki-Günther and the two VAR officials are Bastian Dankert and Rafael Foltyn.