Match Preview: Dortmund 1-2 Mainz Prediction and Betting Tips | Germany (Bundesliga)

Dortmund – Mainz betting tips for today, May 5, 2018.
Kick-off: 14:30
Football: Germany – Bundesliga
Tip: Home Win
Odds: 1.33
Bookmaker: (WilliamHill)
Match Result: 1:2 LOST

Match Preview

Borussia Dortmund and Mainz will clash this Saturday in the 33rd round of the Bundesliga, and both teams have something to play for. While the hosts remain alive in the race for a Champions League place, the visitors need the three points to take another step towards safety.
Third-placed Dortmund have a four-point cushion over fifth-placed Leverkusen, and the situation is clear – a win for Dortmund would secure them a spot in the CL next season. They will rely on their strong home form, which has seen them win nine of 16 home matches to date.
For their part, Mainz have struggled all season long, but they have recently somewhat improved to register two wins in their past three outings. Sadly for them, away form remains an issue, with Mainz winless in four away games.
Mainz’s overall away record for this Bundesliga season stands at: W1, D6, L9 – a stat made worse by injury worries, with six Mainz players set to miss out. Dortmund, however, have seven confirmed absences themselves.
Dortmund have a clear edge in the head-to-head department, winning five of the last six encounters against Mainz, drawing the other.
Players to watch: Maximilian Philipp (BVB) will headline the attack in Michy Batshuayi’s absence. The 24-year-old forward has eight goals in 19 league appearances, including two in his last four Bundesliga matches.
Yoshinori Muto is the one to watch for Mainz. The 25-year-old Japan international has scored seven times this season, but is goalless in his last five.
Stat attack: Dortmund have won their last five home matches against Mainz, with 14 goals scored and only five conceded.
Only one of the last five meetings between these two sides has produced over 2.5 goals, although in four of those five games Dortmund have scored at least twice.