Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena (Mainz).
Mainz 05 are yet to record back to back wins on home soil this season. And now, with Dortmund unbeaten in their last four visits to Opel Arena, Mainz’s chances of a win in this one are certainly looking bleak.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund Head to head (h2h)
- Mainz 05 were at the losing end of a 2-1 scorecard in their last clash.
- Three of their previous five encounters have featured more than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in six of their past ten matchups.
- None of their last ten games have finished as a stalemate.
- Dortmund have registered the win in eleven of their previous fifteen fixtures. (W-11, D-2, L-2)
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Mainz 05 made a return to losing ways last week on the road after Augsburg took them down with a 2-1 scoreline. The hosts have now admitted defeat in six of their past ten clashes in the Bundesliga and are, at present, sitting thirteen on the ladder.
It is also worth mentioning that Mainz 05 are closer to falling into the relegation zone than they are in catching up with the visiting contingent.
On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund will be making the trip to Opel Arena on the back of a thumping 5-0 win over Dusseldorf at home. The visitors were certainly much the better side in that matchup and finished the ninety minutes with twenty shots at goal, whilst thwarting their counterparts from taking no more than two.
Furthermore, the guests have stumbled just once in their last five outings in the league. In sharp contrast, Mainz have been alternating between wins and defeats in their previous six games at home.
Taking into account that Dortmund have been tasting nothing but success in their past two visits here on the trot as well, Mainz are the outright underdogs to salvage even a point come Saturday.
Additionally, ten of the thirty-three goals for the away side so far have come from their trips on the road. Meanwhile, Mainz 05, have been consistent in scoring two goals or more in each of their past three fixtures here.
Considering that their previous h2h encounter at this venue also featured over 2.5 goals on the charts, a similar high scoring affair is certainly in the reckoning this weekend.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund Betting tips
Borussia Dortmund to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).