Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz Preview 16/10/2021
There are several fixtures to look forward to in the German Bundesliga on the weekend including the meeting between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FSV Mainz 05.
The match will take place at Signal-Iduna-Park with the hosts beginning the weekend in 3rd place on 15 points and the visitors in 9th place on 10 points.
Motoren wieder hochfahren! 🌡️ Doppelschicht am Dienstag zur Vorbereitung auf #BVBM05. 👏 pic.twitter.com/dP3ZGpeFyg
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 12, 2021
Borussia Dortmund come into the match on the back of a 2-1 home win over Augsburg prior to the international break. Borussia Dortmund took the lead after only 10 minutes but conceded the equaliser before the interval.
However, it did not take long for them to retake the lead in the second half and win the game.
That result means Borussia Dortmund have won 6 of their last 7 fixtures in all competitions. The only defeat came away from home in the Bundesliga against Borussia Monchengladbach.
There have been wins over Hoffenheim, Union Berlin, and Augsburg at home in the Bundesliga plus Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund have also picked up victories away to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and Besiktas in the Champions League.
Trends show Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in 18 of their 21 most recent home matches in all competitions. They have won all of their last 8 home matches in the Bundesliga and both teams have scored in each of their last 6 home league games.
1. FSV Mainz 05 make the trip to Signal-Iduna-Park having lost 2-1 at home last time out against Union Berlin.
Mainz opened the scoring after 39 minutes but conceded two goals in the space of 4 minutes in the second half to lose the game.That result means Mainz have won only one of their last 4 competitive matches.
The victory came away from home against Hoffenheim but since then, Mainz have been held to a 0-0 draw at home by Freiburg and lost 1-0 at Bayer Leverkusen.
Trends show Mainz have been difficult to beat when playing away from home and they have not lost in 10 of their last 12 away matches in all competitions. They have lost only 2 of their last 11 away Bundesliga games, which is a good record.
Mainz have managed to keep just one clean sheet in their last 5 away Bundesliga matches.
Team news and Borussia Dortmund have an extensive injury list. Mats Hummels, Thomas Meunier, Marcel Schmelzer, Erling Haaland, and Giovanni Reyna are close to a return but Manuel Akanji, Raphael Guerreiro, Thorgan Hazard, and Youssoufa Moukoko are out.
Mainz are without Dominik Kohr who is suspended following his red card last time out. Jerry St. Juste, Alexander Hack, and Adam Szalai are injured.
Mainz are going to make life tough for Borussia Dortmund but the hosts should have enough to get maximum points, especially if some of their key players return. We expect to see both teams finding the back of the net and over 2.5 goals scored.