Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
Dortmund’s ambitions of ending Bayern Munich’s dominance and lifting the Bundesliga silverware at the end of the season suffered a huge blow last weekend when BVB fell 5-0 away at reigning champions. They are still just one point behind new leaders and have reasons to dream of a title, though.
The main task for Swiss manager Lucien Favre is raising team’s spirits after such a painful loss.
Can he find the way to motivate his players to rebound on Saturday evening against bottom-half rivals Mainz at Signal-Iduna-Park?
The visitors will enter the match in a completely opposite mood. They ended a four-los streak in some style, bagging a demolishing 5-0 victory over Freiburg at their OPEL ARENA last time out. Jean Philippe Mateta stole the show with a hat-trick last Friday and he will be the one to watch out for Dortmund here.
Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz: Head-to-head
Borussia lead the head to head record by ten wins coming into 26th meeting with the O-Fives.
Dortmund won four, drew one and lost one of last six clashes against Mainz.
BVB won seven, drew four and lost just one of twelve home outings with the O-Fives.
Dortmund claimed a 1-2 away victory when teams took on each other in the first half of the season at OPEL ARENA.
Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz: Prediction
Mainz were struggling badly to keep things tight at the back before the aforementioned victory over Breisgau-Brasilianer in the previous round. They were especially easy to break down on travels where the O-Fives shipped 32 goals in 14 games.
BVB were quite inspired in the final third before the catastrophe at Allianz Arena. They won three on the bounce in Bundesliga bagging eight goals along the way. A comprehensive victory against the likes of Mainz would certainly serve as an enormous confidence-booster for Favre’s troops. We expect a confident home win in a high-scoring contest at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz: Bet Tips
Borussia Dortmund to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5).