Mainz (dpa / lnw) - 1. FSV Mainz 05 expects a hot dance at the start of the Bundesliga at VfL Bochum. "There's a lot coming our way. We experienced that last season. It's not that easy to survive in Bochum," said Mainz coach Bo Svensson before the game on Saturday (3:30 p.m. / Sky).
Nevertheless, he goes into the game full of confidence. "We have to accept the fight, win tight situations, get the upper hand and find the right solutions," said the Dane, who turned 43 on Thursday. He has to do without Niklas Tauer (thigh strain) and Danny Da Costa (pubic bone and groin injuries). At least Da Costa was able to train with the team again.