Borussia Dortmund vs. Mainz Preview
The Millionaires are apparently safe in the second position when it comes to Champions League spot for the upcoming season. They have ten points more than Bayer Leverkusen, who is fifth, but the hosts in this one still hope to make the final three rounds of Bundesliga a bit more exciting. Bayern is seven points ahead, and there are still some theoretical chances for them to reach the title. On the other side, Mainz is close to the bottom, and is three points away from the red zone. This is a very important game for them, and that needs to be taken into consideration also.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Mainz Odds
Borussia Hoping for a Miracle
The Millionaires, as we said, have just a theory on their side in this case. Bayern can’t win a single of its three games until the end, while on the other hand, Borussia has to win all. Now, the yellow-black to post three in a row, isn’t impossible, but then again, Bayern to slip in that many games is a bit hard to believe.
Borussia has five wins and a defeat against the Bavarians since coming back following COVID-19 virus pandemics. The last game was a win in Dusseldorf against Fortuna, with Erling Haaland scoring in the fifth minute of the stoppage time.
It seems that Lucien Favre’s team deflated a little bit, and that his boys made piece with their current situation. They had everything in their hands, the same as during the previous year, but eventually missed the opportunity to lift the trophy.
Three players from their squad aren’t available for this match, Dahoud, Delaney, and Zagadou. Mario Gotze, and Marco Reus are listed questionable, but they probably won’t play.
Mainz Without Pressure
The only advantage of the guests in this clash is that nobody expects them to do anything in Dortmund. Borussia is a heavy favorite, while on the other side, Mainz seems to be in a really poor form. Still, with all the troubles, and all the negativity, they are hoping to get away from Dortmund with a positive result.
As we said, the current situation puts them in a spot where they have nothing to lose and where they might go along with the flow. In such cases, it is not odd to see surprises, especially if Bayern posts a win tonight, which means that Dortmund has no chance to win the title.
Fernandes, Ji Dong-Won, Zentner, and Bell are all ut for this match, while Awoniyi stands doubtful.
Head to Head Matches
Dortmund rolled over Mainz in the first meeting this season, trashing them at home 0-4. One by one, Reus, Sancho, Hazard, and Schulz scored goals for the Millionaires. After that, these two sides had one friendly match during the winter break, and Mainz defeated Borussia in Dortmund, 0-2.
We’ll say it again, the guests have nothing to lose here, and they are going to be aggressive right from the start. Borussia, as always, will be offensive too, and that forces us to bet on goals. It is why over 3.5 scores here are our first choice. The moneyline for that is at +100.