Schalke to perform well today against Mainz, after loosing to Bayern 3 days ago 0-2 but playing well in this game. The team should take 3 pts today on their Veltins Arena, since they are going to play an important match at home against Montpellier in Champions League but will go to 7th placed Dusseldorf before that game.
I believe that Huub Stevens will rotate his squad on the game against Fortuna Dusseldorf, and thats why this game against Mainz looks pretty much important for maintaining on top4 Bundesliga teams. With Huntelaar, Draxler, Farfan and new signed Ibrahim Affelay from Barcelona, this seasson, Schalke look dangarous for any team.
Mainz made their first win, at home, by 2-0 in their last encounter against top bottom placed Augsburg who is still yet to win in Bundesliga. They lost to Bayern Munich by 3-1 and to a relegation candidates Greuther Furth by 0-1 but have drawn to Freiburg in their opener by 1-1. So nothing special seen yet from this team who didn’t dominate with ball posession in their last game…
Schalke should proove their quality in front of their fans, before going away from home and probably playing one relaxed game against Fortuna Dusseldorf and having their important Champions League clash, they should take very seriously this game which will make new 3 important points for high position this seasson.