With 28 points after 16 games, Borussia Dortmund currently rank sixth in the Bundesliga standings. Mainz 05 play catch-up as they recorded 20 points in 16 matches, putting them up as 12th before their upcoming clash.
Mainz 05 are massive favourites with the bookmakers to knock out Borussia Dortmund of the cup. It will be a big surprise to see the latter advance from this stage this coming Wednesday.
Mainz 05 are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They claimed a steady 14 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.4 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 16 goals, or an average of 1.6 goals a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to two clean sheets in this run.
Borussia Dortmund scored 21 goals, conceded 17 and fought their way to three clean sheets in their last ten games.
A 1-0 win was the follow-up to a 3-1 victory, when Borussia Dortmund last faced Mainz 05, no doubt raising the spirits ahead of their next trip.
Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Mainz 05 Form
Mainz 05 claimed two points in their previous three matches, where they lost 1-0 against Schalke 04. They took a point in a1-1 draw with Eintracht, before also drawing 1-1 with VfB Stuttgart. Mainz 05 claimed just a single measly home win from a possible six in the Bundesliga, which also saw them drawing three and losing two matches, in which they scored eight and conceded nine goals.
Few people saw Mainz 05 at the fun end of the table this season, but they are displaying a great form right now.
Borussia Dortmund Form
Borussia Dortmund suffered a couple of disappointments in their last three matches as they were run over by Wolfsburg in a 2-0 defeat. B. M'gladbach also proved too hard to handle as they won 4-2, before Borussia Dortmund were able to strike back in a 4-3 win against Augsburg. Borussia Dortmund only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in the Bundesliga. In these six matches they drew zero and lost five as well as being outscored by 15 goals to six.
Borussia Dortmund were spoken of as contenders for a title, but current form has them running a little behind in the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund are favourites to claim a win, when visiting Mainz 05, and we like the price on offer for the visitors. The away win is our preferred choice on Wednesday.
Mainz 05 have a record of five wins, five draws and six defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Borussia Dortmund are looking at nine wins, one draw and six defeats in the Bundesliga.
Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Stats
- In the last 6 matches in a row Mainz 05 played, both teams scored
- Mainz 05 have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches
- Mainz 05 have conceded in the last 9 matches in a row
- In 6 of the last 8 home matches Mainz 05 played, both teams scored
- Mainz 05 have not won 9 of the last 11 home matches
- B. Dortmund have won the last 3 matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 5.5
- In the last 3 B. Dortmund matches the sum of goals was over 5.5
- B. Dortmund have won the last 3 matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 4.5
- B. Dortmund have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring more than 3.5 goals
- In 6 of the last 8 B. Dortmund matches the sum of goals was over 4.5
Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Team News
At the time of writing, Mainz 05 have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
Anton Stach, Jonathan Burkardt, Maxim Leitsch and Marlon Mustapha are missing from the squad, Mainz 05 will field against Borussia Dortmundthis coming Wednesday.
More than a handful of players could be forced out of the next match for Borussia Dortmund, who are looking at nine players nursing various problems.
Borussia Dortmund need to do without Emre Can, Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Anthony Modeste, Marius Wolf, Tom Rothe, Abdoulaye Kamara, Mateu Morey and Sebastien Haller, who are not fit enough to travel to MEWA Arena.
Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund H2H
A 1-0 win was the follow-up to a 3-1 victory, when Borussia Dortmund last faced Mainz 05, no doubt raising the spirits ahead of their next trip. Borussia Dortmund generally enjoy playing Mainz 05 against whom, they won six of the last ten encounters. However, the latter did well to secure a 1-0 win the last time the pair faced off. The bookies have Borussia Dortmund to win this match at best price odds of 13/10.
Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Results
In six of the previous ten matches between Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund both teams scored.
Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips
Marcus Ingvartsen has three strikes in six Bundesliga matches for Mainz 05, who will be relying on his services, when clashing with Borussia Dortmund. The visitors are looking to Jude Bellingham, who has provided his team with four Bundesliga goals.
Mainz 05 claimed a modest two wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in five of the games, whilst losing three. Borussia Dortmund won six of their last 10 games away, drew one and lost three of the games in this run. While Mainz 05 managed to keep a clean sheet in two of their last 10 games at MEWA Arena, Borussia Dortmund kept a clean sheet in one of their last 10 away games.
Over 2.5 goals paid out six times in the previous ten encounters between these two Bundesliga sides. Mainz 05 pulled off an average of 0.9 goals, while Borussia Dortmund settled for an average of 1.9 goals in these. Both teams to score was a winning bet six times in this streak. Mainz 05 saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came out in eight of the last 10 matches Borussia Dortmund played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 3.3 goals themselves during this run.