1. FSV MAINZ 05 v WEST HAM UNITED
SATURDAY 20 JULY 2013
KICK-OFF: 6PM (CEST)
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• West Ham United play the first match of their three-game tour of Germany when they take on 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday.
• The Hammers are in Germany for an eleven-day tour as they continue to prepare for the start of the new Barclays Premier League campaign and Mainz are set to provide their toughest summer test to date.
• West Ham come into this fixture boasting a perfect pre-season record, having defeated Cork City (6-2), Boreham Wood (3-0), AFC Bournemouth (2-0) and Colchester United (2-1).
• Mainz's Bundesliga campaign begins a week earlier than the Hammers' with a home match against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday 11 August first up, and they defeated Dutch side Groningen 4-0 in their most recent pre-season match on Thursday.
West Ham United
• The Hammers have brought an almost fully-fit squad out to Germany for their pre-season tour. Only George McCartney (knee) and Andy Carroll (heel) are set to miss Saturday's game against Mainz.
• West Ham United embarked upon a similar tour of Germany last year, defeating Rot-Weiss Erfurt, drawing with Energie Cottbus and losing out when they faced Dynamo Dresden.
• 1. FSV Mainz 05 finished 13th in the Bundesliga last term, having collected 42 points from their 34.games. They also reached the quarter-finals of the German Cup.
• Founded in 1905, they mostly played as a second division side after the professional Bundesliga came into being in 1963. Under Jurgen Klopp, they gained promotion to the top flight in 2003/04 and have only spent two years outside since.
Last Time Out
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Colchester United 1-2 West Ham United
West Ham United: Adrian, Demel (Potts 60), Collins (Ruddock 60), Tomkins (Reid 60), Rat (O'Brien 46), Noble (Diarra 31), Diame (Lletget 46), Taylor (Collison 60), Cole (Jarvis 60), Morrison (Vaz Te 60), Lee (Maiga 46)
Goals: Cole 7, Collins 50
Thursday 18 July 2013
1. FSV Mainz 4-0 FC Groningen
Mainz: (First half XI) Wetklo, Schilk, Bungert, Bell, Fathi, Baumgartlinger, Saller, N. Müller, Zimling, Okazaki, Schahin
(Second half XI) H. Müller, Koch, Svensson, Noveski, Pospech, Moritz, Geis, Parker, Malli, Ede, Polter
Goals: N. Müller 7, Zimling 9, N. Müller 19, Malli 64
The clubs have never met in competitive football
West Ham United
2012/13 Premier League 10th
2011/12 Championship 3rd (86 points - promoted via Play-Offs)
2010/11 Premier League 20th (relegated to Championship)
2009/10 Premier League 17th
2008/09 Premier League 9th
2007/08 Premier League 10th
2006/07 Premier League 15th
2005/06 Premier League 9th
2004/05 Championship 6th (promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2003/04 Division One 4th
1. FSV Mainz 05
2012/13 Bundesliga 13th
2011/12 Bundesliga 13th
2010/11 Bundesliga 5th
2009/10 Bundesliga 9th
2008/09 2. Bundesliga 2nd (promoted to Bundesliga)
2007/08 2. Bundesliga 4th
2006/07 Bundesliga 16th (relegated to 2. Bundesliga)
2005/06 Bundesliga 11th
2003/04 2. Bundesliga 3rd (promoted to Bundesliga)
• This match will be played at the 20,300-capacity Bruchwegstadion, the main stadium of 1. FSV Mainz 05 until their move to the Coface Arena in 2011.
• The weather is set fair in Germany, with sunny skies and temperatures of 27C (81F)