Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund prediction, preview, team news & more
Borussia Dortmund will have the chance to close the gap to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Wednesday against Mainz away from home.
Marco Rose’s side are currently seven points behind Bayern Munich, having played one less game. Die Schwarzgelben could not play against Mainz according to the original schedule, due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
Dortmund defeated Arminia Bielefeld 1-0 last weekend, but Mainz could provide a tougher test.
Bo Svensson’s side will be hoping to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Union Berlin in their last outing.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund H2H
Dortmund dominated the encounters between the two sides, winning 18 and drawing eight.
Mainz have only won five times against Dortmund, the last of which came in June 2020 at Signal Iduna Park.
Mainz form guide (all competitions): LWDWL.
Borussia Dortmund forms guide (all competitions): WDDWL
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund Team News
Alexander Hack and Dominik Kohr are suspended. Jeremiah St. Juste has a shoulder problem and Matt Dahmen has an ankle injury. Robin Zentner and Lasse Rieß are questionable starters, fresh out of COVID-19 isolation.
Hurt: Jeremiah St. Just, Finn Dahmen.
Doubtful: Robin Zentner, Lasse Riess.
Suspended: Alexander Hack, Dominik Kohr.
The trio of full-backs Thomas Meunier, Mateu Morey and Marcel Schmelzer are not expected to feature due to injury. Forward Steffen Tigges is also not expected to return this season.
Giovanni Reyna and Erling Haaland came off the bench against Arminia Bielefeld and are expected to be part of the squad again on Wednesday.
It remains to be seen whether the duo Raphael Guerreiro and Mats Hummels will return from COVID-19. Marco Rose has alternatives for the duo. Marco Reus could return from illness after missing last weekend’s clash.
Dan-Axel Zagadou and Manuel Akanji remain doubtful, while Youssoufa Moukoko is not expected before the end of March.
Hurt: Thomas Meunier, Mateu Morey, Marcel Schmelzer, Steffen Tigges, Youssoufa Moukoko.
Doubtful: Raphaël Guerreiro, Mats Hummels, Marco Reus, Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund Predicted Lineups
Mainz Probable XI (3-4-2-1): Tristan Mohn; Stefan Bell, David Nemeth, Moussa Niakhate; Silvan Widmer, Anton Stach, Niklas Tauer, Aaron Martin; Jae-Sung Lee, Jonathan Burkardt; Karim Onisiwo.
Probable eleven from Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Gregor Kobel; Nico Schulz, Emre Can, Marin Pongracic, Felix Passlack; Axel Witsel, Mahmoud Dahoud; Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard, Gio Reyna; Donyell Malen.
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Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Although Borussia Dortmund have several players absent, they might have enough to get the job done and stay in Bayern Munich’s wake.
Goal prediction: Mainz 1-2 Borussia Dortmund.
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