Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Match Analysis & Prediction
25/01/2023 8:30 pm
Borussia Dortmund look to return to the Champions League positions when they travel to the MEWA Arena to face Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Mainz 05 hopes to claim their first win since the end of October as they bid to move into the top half of the table.
Mainz fans are hoping for a change of fortunes after a poor run of form at home, with the club’s only victory in eight league games coming against Eintracht Frankfurt in November.
Last weekend, the side scored twice in each half to secure a point against Stuttgart, who remain second bottom of the Bundesliga.
Mainz have already been relegated from Europe this season but are still battling for survival and will be looking to build some momentum ahead of an important run of games against Dortmund and Hertha Berlin, who currently occupy fifth and sixth place, respectively.
Terzic’s side has boosted their chances of securing a Champions League place for next season as they are now only two points behind the top four, while they are seven points adrift of league leaders Bayern Munich with 18 games remaining.
Should they continue in this vein, it will surely be difficult to deny Borussia Dortmund a place in Europe’s premier competition next season.
Mainz 05 vs. Borussia Dortmund Head to head
Both sides have 31 games against each other with the hosts taking six wins, while visitors with eighteen wins and seven draws.
Mainz 05 Team News
Mainz will be without three players (Burgzorg, Burkardt, and Mustapha) due to injury and another (Kohr) after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend.
However, defender Stefan Bell can return from his one-game ban, while goalkeeper Robin Zentner should recover from a back problem to replace Finn Dahmen between the sticks.
Mainz 05's Last 5 Matches
Borussia Dortmund Team News
Dortmund will be without midfielder Jude Bellingham due to suspension, while their other injury concerns include Thomas Meunier (muscle), Abdoulaye Kamara, and Mateu Morey (both knees). Marco Reus and Emre Can are also doubtful for Wednesday’s match after missing Saturday’s match against Augsburg.
Borussia Dortmund's Last 5 Matches
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Mainz 05 vs. Borussia Dortmund: Odds and Predictions
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