Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Sunday, 29th January, 2017
Kick-off: 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena, Mainz.
Mainz started the new year 2017 with a 0-0 home draw against Koln. And this was the third time they failed to score in the space of 4 matches. Their recent form is also something to worry about as they were beaten in 4 of the last 6.
However, Mainz are a strong unit at home and were beaten only once in the last 6 outings. They picked up 4 wins and a draw during the period, with the lone loss coming against league leaders Bayern Munich.
Dortmund on the other hand finally managed to end their win-less streak with a 2-1 away win against Werder Bremen. They drew in each of their previous matches and their inability to pick up points on a regular basis has pushed them to 4th in the league table. Despite dropping points at regular intervals, Dortmund are unbeaten in their last 5 games, with 2 wins and 3 draws.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head stats
Dortmund are on a four match winning streak against Mainz in Bundesliga matches.
Mainz have managed to win just once in their last 14 matches against Dortmund. While the men in yellow and black won in 12 of them.
Dortmund’s away record at Mainz is 6 wins and 1 loss from the last 7 matches.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
Our main pick for this match is both teams to score. Dortmund have socred in their last 6 away matches and kept clean sheets in none. While Mainz have scored and conceded in 6 home matches before the goal-less stalemate against Koln last weekend.
Dortmund can be backed to win here as they have tremendous success in away trips to Mainz. Moreover, they are in desperate need for points to catch up with thee teams above them in the league table. Therefore, expect Dortmund to take the attack from the kick-off.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 2/3 (1.67)
Dortmund to win at 7/11 (1.65).