Borussia Dortmund fans hopes they get all the 3 points at home against Mainz as they pray for Bayern Munich’s downfall.
Dortmund are still 5 points behind the Bavarians after their match ended in a barren draw last week.
Mainz05 prepare are prepared to spoil Borussia Dortmund’s good home form as they hope to grab a crucial away win that might push them into the top 4.
Last five games:
Dortmund are currently unbeaten in their last 8 Bundesliga games and are 2nd place in the table with 5 points below the leaders Bayern Munich. Dortmund have also won 5 of their last 6 games and drawn 1.
Mainz are not in a bad shape too as they have lost only one game in their last 6 Bundesliga outing. Mainz also won Bayern Munich last week at Alianz arena.
Borussia Dortmund: Team news
The manager may choose to rest some of his players after the Europa league game. Sokratis is a doubt for the clash as he is slightly injured. Subotic, Mathias,and Erik Durm will all start while Castro will play from the wings.
Predicted Line Up (4-3-3): Burki – Mathias, Bender, Subotic, Durm – Sahin, Weigl, Gundogan – Reus, Aubemeyang, Castro.
Mainz: Team News
Mainz05 have so much injury to deal with as Elkin Soto, Emil Beggreen, Yoshinori Muto, Pierre bengtddon and Niko Bungert are all injured. Guilio Donati will miss this game as he is on suspension (red card)
Stefan Bell is fit and might get back in the starting IX while Brosinski will replace Guilio.
Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1): Krauis – Bussmann, Bell, Balogun, Brosinski – Baumgartlinger, Latza – Clemens, Malli, Samperio – Cordoba.
Dortmund vs Mainz: Head-to-Head Stats
Dortmund are currently unbeaten in their last 16 Bundesliga home games and have kept clean sheet 6 of their last 7 league matches.
Dortmund are currently unbeaten in their last 10 home games against Mainz and scored 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 games against Mainz.
Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz: Prediction
This is a tight contest, Dortmund are in great form but Mainz are very efficient as we saw against Bayern.
The match could go either way but Dortmund seems to have an upper hand with their good form.
I think Dortmund will emerge as the eventual winners.