Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Preview (Week 14): Champions League Win Spurs New Confidence Among The Borussians

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Updated: November 27, 2013
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Sports betting heavy favorite, Borussia Dortmund shall continue their Champions League momentum in Coface Arena. The club just advanced to the next stage of the tournament and they will definitely avoid disappointing their fans when they meet Mainz 05.

 

Match Date: 30 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Coface Arena

 

Team Form

Mainz 05

Mainz looks forward to entering the club’s top 5 after clinching their 3rd victory in their last 6 matches. The squad dominated the match against Werder Bremen, which was forced to wave the white flag after failing to equalize in the dying minutes of the clash.

 
It was through Nicolai Müller and Shinji Okazai’s goal that Mainz survived Bremen’s attacks. Pitted against Borussia Dortmund, expect the two to feature in the said match. But they need to be more clinical should they want to turn the odds into their favor.

 

Mainz’s form has been slightly better than the Borussians. They only lost twice in their last 6 matches. Three (3) of them, including the one against Werder Bremen ended in victory.  Moreover, their recent success speaks of the club’s determination to improve their away matches where they lost  4 times. Indeed, the triumph can draw some inspiration since they will be playing in their own territory.

 

Borussia Dortmund

The Borussians redeemed themselves from a frustrating win against Bayern Munchen via spoiling Napoli’s Champions League bid. This new found confidence is more than enough to ensure that they are still on the run for the Bundesliga’s coveted silverware and eventually, overcome the Bavarian dynasty.

 

Although Bayer Leverkusen overtook them in the ranking, Dortmund’s form remains one of Bundesliga’s finest. They have been prolific both in their home and away matches that the challenge posted by Mainz 05 hardly threatens the club.

 

Dortmund has won 3 of their last 6 away matches. Two of them saw the squad fire at least 2 goals. With the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameuyang, it is hard for the club not to score in the encounter. Their pedigree of strikers gives them more attacking options that could help them squeeze an easy victory.

 

 

Football betting tip: Mainz 05 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

 

 

 

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