Mainz vs Dortmund: Bundesliga
The hosts are winless in their last five league outings, but their last two games have ended in draws. In their first league game of the year, they played out a 1-1 draw against Stuttgart. Marcus Ingvartsen scored the equaliser just four minutes after Stuttgart took the lead in the 36th minute.
Dortmund, meanwhile, resumed their league campaign following a ten-week hiatus with a seven-goal thriller against Augsburg at home on Sunday. Jude Bellingham opened the scoring in the 29th minute. Augsburg restored parity three times before Giovanni Reyna netted a 78th-minute winner.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund Head-to-Head
The two western German rivals have locked horns 33 times across competitions, with just one meeting being a friendly and the rest taking place in the Bundesliga.
As expected, the visitors have dominating proceedings, leading 19-6.
Dortmund have won their last five games at Mainz across competitions.
The visitors have scored at least twice in five of their last six games, with each game producing over 2.5 goals. The visitors have also conceded at least twice in their last three league outings.
Mainz have picked up just one win in their seven Bundesliga games at home, while Dortmund have one win in their last six away games in the competition, losing five.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Mainz are winless in their last four meetings against Dortmund and have not won at home since 2014. They have not lost their last two games, though.
Dortmund, have enjoyed a prolific run in their recent games, scoring at least twice in their last four games. Considering the current form and recent history between the two teams, the visitors should eke out a narrow win.
In a sea saw battle Borussia Dortmund held their nerves against FC Augsburg to register a close 4-3 win. It was Giovanni Reyna’s strike in the nets that helped Dortmund bag 3 points in the game.
From here on in the second half of the league, Dortmund will be looking to carry forward with the winning momentum. Dortmund’s next stop is Mainz 05. They will be travelling to MEWA Arena on Wednesday evening.
Mainz had been struggling to find their winning ways since October 2022. Mainz won their last Bundesliga game against FC Koln on the 21st of October. Since then Mainz has struggled to get their campaign back on track.
Much anticipated comeback from Sebastian Haller has brought some confidence in Dortmund’s camp after Erling Haaland’s exit. In his first game, Haller could not get an opportunity to score, but the Dortmund camp will definitely expect him to bring his Ajax game.
Borussia Dortmund might not be in the race to lift the Bundesliga championship this season, yet they are looking to make a statement. Currently, they are at Number 6 with 29 points in 16 games with 9 wins. Mainz is positioned at mid-table in 12th position with 20 points in 16 games. Mainz’s encounter before an all-important clash against Bayer Leverkusen also shares the same weight for Dortmund.
Before this important clash against Mainz, Dortmund suffered a big loss in Jude Bellingham. Bellingham will be sitting out due to 5th yellow card he got this season in the Bundesliga.
Bellingham will be missing out on one game an all-important clash before Bayer Leverkusen. In place of 19-year-old Bellingham, Mahmoud Dahoud will be taking centre stage in midfield. Marco Reus also suffering from illness and may miss out on taking on Mainz.
On the other hand, Mainz are also dealing with injuries from a few of their main players like Delano Burgzorg, Jonathan Burkardt, and Marlon Mustafa. There are chances these players are set to miss out against Borussia Dortmund.