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📝Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz Match Preview: Prediction & Lineups

Sat 14 December 2019 | 13:15

Another Bundesliga match is coming as today Borussia Dortmund and Mainz are going to go against each other in an exciting match.

Dortmund

and

Mainz

are going to face each other today as

Die Nullfünfer

will host

BVB

at Opel Arena in Matchday15 of

Bundesliga

.

Dortmund are currently third in Bundesliga with 26 points while Mainz are 13th with 15 points. It also has to be mentioned that Monchengladbach are the leaders with 31 points.

Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz News

Here is all you need to know about Dortmund vs Mainz match in advance:

Dortmund in details

As we said BVBs are currently third in Bundesliga after their most recent match against Fortuna where they thrashed their rivals 5-0. They have also won their match against Slavia Praha with a 2-1 result in the Champions League, which secured their place in the last 16.

Dortmund has currently a list of absentees including Delaney, Schmelzer, and Witsel all due to injuries. In addition, they may also miss Bruun Larsen due to same problem.

Mainz in details

On the other side of the pitch, there is Mainz. It was last month when the team’s former coach, Sandro Schwarz was sacked and replaced by Achim Beierlorzer. Things started to get better then but in their most recent match and after back-to-back wins, they were finally defeated in their match against Augsburg last weekend with a 2-1 result.

Minz will also miss a group of players, including Bell, Mateta, Seydel, Ji Dong-Wong, and Latza all due to injury. This is while Mwene may also be out with that same problem.

Teams’ background

These are the facts worth mentioning from the history books:

Borussia Dortmund have won seven of their last nine matches against Mainz 05, losing just once in this timeframe - a 2-1 defeat at home on MD33 in 2017/18.

Mainz have won just one of their last nine home games against Dortmund: a 2-0 triumph in September 2014. BVB have won seven of the other eight matches, drawing once.

Dortmund have failed to score in just one of their last 18 matches against Mainz: a 2-0 defeat away in September 2014. Indeed, BVB have scored 2+ goals in 14 of these 18 matches.

After two wins in his first two games in charge of the Zerofivers, Achim Beierlorzer’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat in Augsburg on MD14.

Mainz have conceded a league-high 34 goals this season and, alongside Werder, are one of two sides yet to keep a clean sheet in the league so far. Indeed, the Zerofivers have now let in more goals across their opening 14 matches of 2019/20 than they have before across the first half of a BL campaign.

Mainz have alternated between wins and losses at home in the Bundesliga this season as they have won three and lost three others. Indeed, they recorded a 2-1 win over Frankfurt in their most recent home game.

Dortmund have won each of their last two Bundesliga matches, which was a 2-1 win at Hertha and a 5-0 one again Düsseldorf, registering back-to-back wins for the first time since MD1 and MD2 of this season.

With eight goals this season, Dortmund’s Marco Reus is in fourth in the league’s list of top scorers. Reus has netted all eight of his goals this term at home – his last goal on the road came on 18th May at Mönchengladbach.

BVB’s Jadon Sancho scored a brace against Düsseldorf last time out and is the second-youngest player to reach 20 goals in Bundesliga history as he was 19 years, 8 months and 12 days in that time. Only Horst Köppel reached this milestone at a younger age.

Dortmund’s Thorgan Hazard scored his 34th Bundesliga goal against Düsseldorf on MD14 and is now the top-scoring Belgian in BL history.

Possible lineups

Dortmund

: Burki, Hummels, Akanji, Zagadou, Hakimi, Weigl, Brandt, Schulz, Sancho, Paco Alcacer, Reus.

Mainz

: Zentner, Fernandes, St. Juste, Niakhate, Oztunali, Malong, Baku, Aaron Martin, Boetius, Quaison, Onisiwo.

Match info

Date:

Saturday, 14 December

​Time:

15:30 CET

Venue:

Opel Arena

​Referee:

​ Benjamin Cortus

Prediction

​Dortmund have won seven of their last nine meetings with Mainz and also are unbeaten in their last four visits to Opel Arena; that is why we assume they have a better chance to win their match against Mainz today.

Which team will be the winner in your opinion? Leave your comment in the comment section.


source: SportMob