Mainz vs Dortmund – Bundesliga: In one of the matches of this Tuesday of the Bundesliga’s 16th round
The local side Mainz, and Borussia Dortmund, face off in the city of Mainz at the Opel Stadium, with the hosts having 16 points, sitting in 4th place while the visitors have 22 points and sit in 8th place,
with the two teams being separated by 6 points going into this match. This will be the first encounter between the two teams this season.
The local side comes into this match on an uncomfortable position on the league table, only having a 1-point advantage over the first team on the relegation zone, being able to drop into the relegation zone if they don’t win here.
The team is coming off a bad streak of results, only having 1 win on their last 7 matches, getting 3 losses in that period.
The team changed manager shortly after the beginning of the season, but that didn’t seem to work.
As for Borussia, they are also coming off one of the worst streak of results of the past few years, having only one win (and against the modest Magdeburg)
since the end of September, showing worrying weaknesses on the defensive point of view, despite keeping an interesting offensive record, like they usually do.
Adding to that the fact that they have a long list of injuries also doesn’t help. With the poor streak of results, Peter Bosz ended up being fired, with Peter Stoger being his replacement, which can be an important motivation for the players of the team.
Mainz vs Dortmund – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Given the hosts’ poor moment of form and the effect of the managerial change on Dortmund, I believe that this might be Dortmund’s first win in about 2 months and a half, since,
especially considering the 2nd aspect, the players will be motivated to prove what they can do to this new manager. Therefore, I believe on a win for the visitors in this match.