Next match: at home to Borussia
Monchengladbach, May 12 Mainz coach Jurgen Klopp's recurring dream of avoiding relegation on the final day of the season can only be realized if they defeat Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. Even then, they need Wolfsburg to slip up in Aachen. Furthermore, they would have to win at Bayern Munich and hope for Aachen and Wolfsburg to then both lose on the final day of the season. Basically, you need to be a math genius to calculate Mainz's safety plan, and with goalkeeper Christian Wetklo's broken nose adding a new equation, the calculation becomes all the more difficult for Klopp. Wetklo may still play on Saturday with a protective mask, which is good news since regular number one Dimo Wache is also sidelined through injury.