Borussia Dortmund hope to overcome a spectacular collapse when they take on Mainz 05 at the Signal Iduna Park this weekend. Dortmund have lost the top spot in the Bundesliga table and the likelihood of winning the league title is no longer in their hands after falling a point behind Bayern Munich with six matches left. Mainz 05 remain in the bottom half of the table with little to play for in the remainder of the campaign. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Borussia Dortmund’s lead at the top of the table was overthrown in style by Bayern Munich, who picked up a 5-0 victory at the Allianz Arena. This result continued Dortmund’s poor form at the Allianz Arena.
Mainz 05 were able to pick up a first victory since March with a spectacular 5-0 success over Freiburg at the Opel Arena. This was the biggest victory of the campaign for Sandro Schwarz’ men.
Dortmund are looking to complete a double over Mainz 05 after picking up a 2-1 victory earlier in the campaign. The recent game between the two teams at the Signal Iduna Park witnessed a surprise 2-1 victory for Mainz 05 just under a year ago. Our betting tips and predictions would pick a Dortmund victory.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Borussia Dortmund win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Dortmund have not been able to complete a double over Mainz 05 since the 2015-16 campaign. Lucien Favre’s team come into the game with a significant disadvantage after having been thrashed by Bayern Munich in the recent Bundesliga encounter. The exit from the cup competitions leaves Dortmund with just the Bundesliga to focus upon and the heavy loss against Bayern Munich can have a demoralising effect on the team in the last few games of the campaign. Mainz 05 are almost safe from relegation after a 16-point advantage over Nuremberg in the 17th spot. Our preview would go with a win for Dortmund.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Borussia Dortmund win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz 05 draw odds: 5.75
Mainz 05 win odds: 9.50
Correct Score odds
Dortmund have been unable to score more than 2.5 goals in any of the last six encounters against Mainz 05. The 2-1 score has been quite popular with three occurrences in the last five meetings between the two teams. Favre has seen his team register just one clean sheet in the last six league encounters. However, Mainz 05 are not great at scoring on the road. Still, our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 victory for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Borussia Dortmund 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Just one of the last six Bundesliga encounters involving Dortmund has been with under 2.5 goals. This is also down to a combination of the opposition’s brilliance. Sandro Schwarz’ defensive tactics has not been rewarding in terms of away goals, but our total goals prediction would pick over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Paco Alcacer is back in training after recovering from his arm injury. Even though crucial players like Jadon Sancho are doubtful for the game, Dortmund have more than enough strength to overcome a Mainz 05 outfit. Marco Reus does not have a great record against Mainz 05, while Paco Alcacer came up with the opener in the reverse fixture back in November. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Paco Alcacer.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Paco Alcacer at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
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