Match Today: Newcastle United vs Mainz 18-07-2022 friendly match

Newcastle United are seeking their three wins from three pre-season friendlies when they travel to Kufstein Arena to face Mainz 05 on Monday night. Eddie Howe's side beat 1860 Munich 3-0 on Friday night, while the Bundesliga side lost 1-0 to Turkish giants Besiktas. For the first time in the far corner 24 minutes before the match was decided.

Newcastle United vs Mainz

That stature marks Mainz's best achievement in the Bundesliga since they finished sixth in the 2015-16 season, and Svensson has already overseen a major internal adjustment in the summer months, with a significant defensive edge. Musa Niacati topped a slew of departures including Daniel Brusinski, Jeremiah Saint-Just, Kevin Stoeger and Luca Killian, with Angelo Fulgeni, Anthony Cassie, Danny da Costa and Ayman Barcock among those who arrived to help stabilize the ship.

Mainz vs Newcastle United

In contrast, Newcastle began playing in Europe in front of 600 spectators in a sports stadium in Austria, where Eddie Howe oversaw a convincing 3-0 victory over Munich 1860 in Austria. Milan have signed Sven Putman - who won the Ligue 1 title with Lille - while Nick Pope and Matt Targett have also signed permanent deals at St James' Park. Taking on Benfica, Atalanta BC and Athletic Bilbao will be a good test of Newcastle's European strength ahead of the new Premier League season, with the Howe aiming to give Nottingham Forest a hearty welcome back to life in time.