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Borussia Dortmund are going up against visiting opponents Mainz at Signal Iduna Park in the Bundesliga 1 tie on Saturday.
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Borussia Dortmund, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-1 Bundesliga 1 success against Augsburg.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund managed 70% possession and 20 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Borussia Dortmund, goals were scored by Raphaël Guerreiro (10') and Julian Brandt (51'). FC Augsburg 1907 got 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Andi Zeqiri (35') was the scorer for Augsburg.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Borussia Dortmund have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Borussia Dortmund have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals along the way. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if such a trend shall persist in this upcoming match.
Their prior results show that Borussia Dortmund:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Mainz in their previous 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 8 home league matches. It's been impressive.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Union Berlin in Bundesliga 1 action, Mainz and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Mainz managed 51% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Mainz was Marcus Ingvartsen (39'). 1. FC Union Berlin had 16 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Taiwo Awoniyi (69', 73') scored for Union Berlin.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Mainz has become apparent of late. Checking on their last 6 games shows that it’s occurred 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 5 while Mainz have scored 6.
Going into this encounter, Mainz have not lost to Borussia Dortmund when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 24/11/2018 tells us that Borussia Dortmund have won 4 of these & Mainz 1, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 12 from Dortmund and 6 coming from Mainz. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league match between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 33 on 16/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Mainz 1-3 Borussia Dortmund.
In that game, Mainz managed 34% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer was Quaison (91').
For their opponents, Borussia Dortmund got 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Raphaël Guerreiro (23'), Marco Reus (42') and Julian Brandt (80') scored.
The referee was Harm Osmers.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Manuel Akanji (Adductor problems), Raphaël Guerreiro (Unknown Injury), Soumaïla Coulibaly (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Youssoufa Moukoko (Muscle Injury), Mahmoud Dahoud (Twisted knee), Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Giovanni Reyna (Muscle Injury), Erling Haaland (Muscular problems) and Mateu Morey Bauzà (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be able to feature for Borussia Dortmund gaffer Marco Rose.
Team News: Mainz
Mainz manager Bo Svensson has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Alexander Hack (Corona virus), Jeremiah St. Juste (Shoulder Injury) and Ádám Szalai (Meniscal Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Dominik Kohr will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It looks to us that Borussia Dortmund should dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
In contrast, Mainz are also probably going to find it difficult to break down their defence but do we see them managing to get on the scoresheet.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 3-1 winning score for Borussia Dortmund at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Hans-Joachim Watzke
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 3, DFB-Pokal (Second Round), Champions League (Group C)
🔑 Star Player: Erling Haaland
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Erling Haaland was born in Leeds, England. Having played his first senior match for Molde FK in the 2017 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in the Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.