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Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz 05 Predictions

Published on 7:30pm GMT 19 December 2023

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Borussia Dortmund to Win and Over 2.5 Match Goals

Reason for tip

Dortmund’s failure to beat Mainz on the final day of last season cost them the Bundesliga title and they are unlikely to make the same mistake again when they face the team second from bottom in the table. There should be a few goals and a comfortable home win looks likely.

11/10odds when tipped

Borussia Dortmund 3-0

Reason for tip

There have been plenty of goals in Dortmund’s recent home matches and it is difficult to see Mainz making much of an impression, so take the home side to claim a 3-0 win

17/2odds when tipped
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Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz 05 Predictions

  • Borussia Dortmund have lost just two of their last 23 home league games.
  • Eight of Dortmund’s last 21 home Bundesliga matches have featured at least three goals.
  • Mainz have scored more than one goal in just three of their 15 league matches this season.

Dortmund should not make the same mistake again

A visit from Mainz will reignite some bad memories for Dortmund as it was their failure to beat them on the final day of last season that prevented BvB collecting the Bundesliga title.

Mainz scored two early goals that day without having anything to play for and a 2-2 draw was not enough to prevent Bayern Munich from retaining their crown, so there is some history and Dortmund will not want to make the same mistake twice.

A title challenge this season looks unlikely with Dortmund ten points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen, but two recent home defeats have been against Bayern and RB Leipzig and Mainz are not in that class.

Mainz are lacking firepower

Just three of Dortmund’s last 21 home games have featured fewer than three goals and it would not be a surprise if the home side did all of teh scoring on their own.

Mainz, who are second from bottom in the table, have won just one of their 15 league games this season and scored just 12 goals.

So it is questionable that they will break through and it would be no surprise if Dortmund headed into the winter break having claimed a 3-0 win.

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