Bundesliga Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs. Mainz

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Updated: April 15, 2014
Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05

Match Date: 19 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Signal Iduna Park

 

With great ambitions to pursue, expect Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05 to engage in a down the wire match at Signal Iduna. Both clubs are no longer in the title race as Bayern Munich has already snatched the Bundesliga trophy. However, the result of their upcoming match will determine where they will be next season.

 

The Borussians were successful in “giving hell” to the Bavarians. The former slapped the recently crowned champion with 3 massive goals. Moreover, they were able to keep a clean sheet with the seemingly invincible club.

 

But aside from having their taste of sweet revenge, what made the victory extra special was the chance to extend their lead against Schalke 04. Schalke has been Dortmund’s closest rival in the runner-up spot.

 

Although Dortmund has somehow regained their seemingly lost and forgotten stature in Bundesliga, they cannot afford to rest on their laurels. Mainz 05 is a difficult opponent and the likelihood of forcing a draw is high.

 

Mainz is 2 points short of sealing a qualifying spot in the Europa League. Such deficit can be overcome by a securing a victory in its remaining matches and given how strong Mainz is, ensuring an appearance in the international arena is very much possible.

 

But then again, if Mainz is able to maintain a consistent performance, not only will they make it to the Europa League. This will also give them the chance to qualify in the Champions League as they only need 4 points to participate in the said event.

 

With the strengths showed by both clubs, the two can be equally tagged as football betting’s favorites. Due to this, it is never impossible to see the match end in a draw.

 

Prediction: Stalemate

 

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