Union Berlin still searching for their first win of the new Bundesliga campaign and a good chance will be presented to them when they face struggling Mainz.
Mainz got a 4-1 loss last weekend, and head coach Armin Beierlorzer has been sacked despite the fact he secured their Bundesliga status with three wins from their final five games last season.
Last season, Mainz picked up more points away than what they got at home and their away defeat on opening.
The Berliners are searching for their first home win of the new season and this could be the perfect opportunity to do so.
New faces Loris Karius and Joel Pohjanpalo. Both players are “game ready” according to the Union head coach, who also confirmed Keita Endo had successfully completed training sessions with the squad this week.
Mainz 05 lost heavily in the hands of Stuttgart at home.
Lichte, who took over from Achim Beierlorzer on Monday, had four training units to develop a concept with the team that the team supports at Union and brings some calm to the whole situation. Preferably with a win. You will see on Friday whether the players reacted to him that way, implement everything that you have planned together.
How to watch Union Berlin vs Mainz 05 on TV
You can watch the game live on ESPN if you reside in the United States. In the UK follow the match on BT and on DAZN in Germany.
Sub Saharan Africa, follow the game on Canal+. Digi Sport 1 (Czech/Slovakia), Sport 1 (Hungary), Telekom Sport (Romania)