Bundesliga Match Preview: Mainz – Borussia Dortmund live stream,Prediction,Lineups
Coface Arena — Mainz
Referee: K. Kircher
An interesting match in many ways, although the teams have little in common. Borussia is better placed and has five points more, but Mainz is the best host team in the league, while Borussia does not play well on tour..
Mainz lately is playing variably, which means win at home, defeat on tour with only two draws. Borussia on the other hand caught the rhythm, in Bundesliga and in the Champions League.
Of the 12 matches played so far in the Bundesliga, Mainz has won only two, but six times there was a draw.
Last season Borussia both times has celebrated with 2:1, while Mainz has never won in Dortmund.
Mainz so far this season,has mostly played against the strongest teams played away, and at home against somewhat weaker teams.
This will be the first test at home from that “strongest” category, where we will actually see the true value of this team that has so far largely without any problems won against all of their guests.
Not once they drew in front of their fans, and they have conceded only two goals, by which, of course, there are the best in the league.The last match Mainz has played on tour against Hamburger and lost with 1-0.
Mainz coach Tuchel for this match due to injuries can not count on Niko Bungert, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Chinedu Edu.
Mainz probable lineup : Wetklo;Pospech, Svensson, Noveski, Junior Diaz;Kirchoff;Baumgartlinger, Soto;Ivanschitz,Muller, Szalai
Borussia again is playing like the champion team, although they are only the fourth placed team in the league. Just one point from second place, however, Bayern is on big plus nine, which is not easy to attain.
If they continue as in the past few matches, they might make a turnaround like in the last season.The good news is that in this season they are playing great football in the Champions League. Last season, they were knocked out in the group stage, and now the round before the end they have already secured the next round .
On Wednesday in Amsterdam they celebrated a high victory 4:1 over Ajax, and so confirmed the first place in the group.Now they have eight consecutive matches without defeat, two domestic wins in a row and they are scoring a lot of goals.
Their first striker Lewandowski is again in the right form,but the biggest role has a returner from injury Mario Gotze,who was a scorer in Amsterdam and three times assistant.
He and Reus are now the lethal combination, which is spiced by Lewandowski. Even if Blaszczykowski gets back in the right form after injury, Borussia will definitely be unstoppable. Agsint Mainz Jurgen Klopp’s team will be without S.Bender while Kehl is doubtful.
Borussia probable lineup : Weidenfeller;Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer ;Kehl (Leitner), Gundogan,Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus;Lewandowski
Match prediction : Mainz perfect home run will be on real test against strong Borussia. We belive that Borussia once again can take all three points.Another good tip to use here,would be Borussia to score more than 1 goal,or both teams to score.