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Bruno Labbadia is back on the Bundesliga stage! After the surprising resignation of Martin Schmidt as coach of VfL Wolfsburg, the German champions of 1991 and 1994, after less than one and a half years of abstinence, once again heads the fortunes of a club from the highest German league. In the first away match under Labbadia Wolfsburg must on Friday for FSV Mainz 05. The 24th Matchday is thus heralded with a real relegation coaches.
FSV Mainz was the big winner of the last matchday relegation match. Of the teams on the ranks fourteen to eighteen, only the top five have won, but the competitors from Wolfsburg, Bremen and Hamburg lost; Taillight Cologne got only one counter. The victory of Mainzer in the Hertha from Berlin was a bit surprising, especially as the Berlin had previously been unbeaten in four Bundesliga games in a row and Mainz had even lost four competitive games in a row. By winning the Hertha Mainz closed on points with Werder Bremen on the saving shore. With minus thirteen goals Mainz has but compared to Bremen (-7) the worse goal difference and is therefore currently on the relegation relegation place.
At home, Mainz is significantly stronger than away and won in the domestic Opel Arena sixteen of the total of 23 points. In their own stadium, there were also five of the six wins so far. On home turf Mainz seems only to win or lose this season. Because the five Heimdreiern are faced with five defeats and only one point division. Mainz have lost three of their last four home games, but two of their opponents were Borussia Dortmund and Bayern. Mainz lost 0: 2 against both teams. Mainz does not have such a bad home record against VfL Wolfsburg. Mainz have lost none of their last six home games against the Wolves. But there were only two wins and four draws. Overall Mainz has been unbeaten for six direct matches against Wolfsburg – one win, five draws, last four in a row.
Last weekend, VfL Wolfsburg lost at home to Bayern against 1: 2. That sounds like a tight box, but it was only because the Bayern simply could not turn their oppressive superiority and their many chances into goals. Wolfsburg took the lead after eight minutes, which was their only chance throughout the first half. In the second half only two possibilities were added, so Wolfsburg lost in the end completely deserved, even if the goal to 1: 2 by a goal in added time penalty penalty was considered sober unhappy. With a ball possession ratio of 76% to 24% and a chance ratio of 18: 3 in favor of Bayern, the winner could only come from Munich. For Wolfsburg it was the third defeat in a competitive game in a row and ever the fourth competitive game in series without victory.
For Martin Schmidt, it was also reason enough to pull the personal ripcord and lay down his position as coach of the wolves. Reconciliation attempts on the part of those responsible did not help, but with Bruno Labbadia, a replacement was quickly found. This is the VfL Wolfsburg save the league, which is still in acute danger with only one point ahead of the Mainz on the relegation relegation place. With four wins Wolfsburg still has the second-lowest in the Bundesliga and with twelve draws the most. Away, the Wolves come in league play on a record with only two wins, five draws and four defeats in eleven away games. With only nine goals scored in a row, only HSV, VfB Stuttgart and Cologne have struck less frequently.
Mainz vs Wolfsburg head to head matches
30.09.17 BUN Wolfsburg Mainz 1 : 1
04.03.17 BUN Mainz Wolfsburg 1 : 1
02.10.16 BUN Wolfsburg Mainz 0 : 0
09.04.16 BUN Wolfsburg Mainz 1 : 1
07.11.15 BUN Mainz Wolfsburg 2 : 0