Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund).
Dortmund’s two-game winning streak in the campaign as of late is going to be an advantage as they come into the match. They have picked up 28 points this term until now from 9 wins and a draw in 15 attempts in the campaign. Their previous encounter was on the road and they defeated RB Leipzig with a 1-3 score on the board.
Mainz is the main punching bag of Bundesliga this season for all other teams. And at the ultimate bottom of the table, the visitor has picked up just 6 points from a win and 3 draws in 15 appearances. They are on a three-game losing streak and their winless run extended to seven games. They will visit after a 0-2 loss at home against Frankfurt in the previous encounter.
Dortmund vs Mainz Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins since 2018.
- Their previous encounter in June 2020 gave a 0-2 away win for Mainz.
- Both teams have scored goals in three of their recent five fixtures.
- None of their last six meetings since 2017 have ended in a draw.
- Since 2005, Dortmund has lost only two of their 15 clashes at home.
Dortmund vs Mainz Prediction
There is no doubt that the match is sizing to be a high-scoring affair in ninety minutes. Borussia is in decent form within the top five on the table. Meanwhile, the opponents are at the ultimate bottom of the table with just one win so far in their 15 attempts. This sums up their form in the campaign this term.
The host enjoys the ground advantage and piercing the visitor’s defense will be an easier task for their strikers when playing at their strongest suit. They have averaged 2.1 goals per match in the campaign this season and hence, the tip for over 2.5 goals at 1.40 odds will be the safest bet in the clash.
The home win is the most expected result, but the odds are low for any decent returns. Still, the bookies have been kind enough to put 1.50 odds over the tip for Dortmund to win with a -1 handicap. Assessing Mainz’s performance so far, that wouldn’t be a poor bet to rely on in the encounter.
For thrill-seekers, combining the home win with over 3.5 goals will give a 2.20 odds bet, which can yield decent returns for the punters.
Dortmund vs Mainz Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Borussia Dortmund to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).
Alternate bet: Borussia Dortmund to win/Over 3.5 goals @ 2.20 (6/5).