Borussia Dortmund 9-1-5, Mainz 05 1-3-11
1/16/21 9:30 am
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Borussia Dortmund is welcoming Mainz 05 to Signal Iduna Park in round 16 in the German Bundesliga.
Borussia is in good form, finally, and they are on a 3-game winning streak while winning 4 of their last 5 games. During their last 3 games, Borussia has scored 7 goals while conceding only 1 goal. With these two Bundesliga wins in a row, Borussia has gotten closer to the top, and they are now in 5th place with 28 points, 31 scored goals, and 19 conceded goals, and they are only 5 points away from the top of the table. In their last Bundesliga game, Borussia was playing against Leipzig on the road, and they have had 46% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. The first half of this game was tough for both teams, but Borussia was outstanding in the attacking end in the second half, and they have scored 3 goals while conceding only 1 goal. Borussia Dortmund has won this match 0-3. Haaland is the leading goalscorer for Borussia with 12 goals, while Sancho added 7 assists. Hazard, Schmelzer, and Witsel are all injured for Borussia Dortmund. This is still an adjusting period for Borussia because of the new head coach, but they are getting better with each game, and I think even brighter days are ahead of them.
Mainz is not doing well, possibly even worse. Mainz has lost 6 of their last 8 games, while also losing their last 4 games in a row. With only 6 points, 14 scored goals, and massive 33 conceded goals, Mainz is the weakest team in Bundesliga, and they are in the last place in the standings. In their last Bundesliga game, Mainz was playing against Eintracht at home, and they were the weaker team with 40% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and only 63% of the correct passes. With one conceded goal in each half, and both from the penalty spot, Mainz has lost this match 0-2. Mateta is the leading goalscorer for Mainz with 7 goals, while Boetius added 2 assists. Kunde and Fernandes are both injured for Mainz. There is still time for Mainz to get out of the relegation zone, or at least to get to the relegation playoff spot, but at the moment, I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel for Mainz.
Mainz hasn’t won any of their last 8 games, while Borussia is on a 3-game winning streak. Mainz has beaten Borussia in 3 of their last 4 games on the road, but the trends are on Borussia’s side in this matchup, and they are in far better form. I’m taking Borussia and goals in this one.