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Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Mainz and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Saturday’s round of Bundesliga football sees Borussia Dortmund and Mainz lock horns at Signal Iduna Park.

Under new manager Marco Rose, Dortmund have embarked on a decent start to the season. The Black and Yellows sit in third place in the Bundesliga table, having collected 15 points from seven games. Victory on Saturday will move them temporarily on top at least.

But Mainz have proved tricky foes in the past and aren’t doing badly this season either. The 05ers are in 10th place in the league table on 10 points from seven games and are unbeaten in their last three visits to Signal Iduna Park.

Our tip

Stats and facts for B. Dortmund and Mainz 05.

  • B. Dortmund has won the last 8 matches in a row at home;
  • B. Dortmund has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • B. Dortmund has won in the last 10 of 11 matches at home;
  • B. Dortmund scored the last 21 matches in a row at home.
  • Mainz 05 did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Mainz 05’s last 5 of 7 matches.

Current form — B. Dortmund v.Mainz 05

BVB continue to collect points

Borussia Dortmund will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Marco Rose’s side look back on their last 3 matches with a solid haul of points to show from their efforts. Against B. M’gladbach they were left emptyhanded in a 1-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Sporting CP in a 1-0 Champions League win. They followed that up with a 2-1 win against Augsburg in their most recent outing.

The 05ers struggling for results

Mainz 05 will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. Only a single point prevents Bo Svensson’s side from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a point in a 0-0 draw against Freiburg before getting trounced against Bayer Leverkusen by a 1-0 score. Last time out more disappointment followed as Union Berlin ran out 1-2 winners.

According to the bookmakers, Borussia Dortmund are favourites to win. Betting on the away win will get you odds of 7.50 meaning, the bookies predict Mainz 05 only have a small chance of claiming all 3 points. Placing your bet on a home win, meanwhile, offers a best price of 1.44 at the time of writing.

B. Dortmund v. Mainz 05 — fixture history

The last time these two clubs played each other Dortmund came away as 3-1 winners back in May 2021 in a match in the Bundesliga. In 10 encounters that amounts to a 6-2-2 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 60%.

Current table in the 1. Bundesliga

Top goalscorer

Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Erling Braut Haaland. He is the top-scoring player for B. Dortmund in their last 6 matches. He managed to find the back of the net 6 times, and will surely want to add some more goals against Mainz 05.

The visitors will be looking to in-form Marcus Ingvartsen to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. The Danish forward has netted 2 goals in the last 5 matches.

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