Here is our Mainz v Dortmund preview. Mainz 05 are hosts to Borussia Dortmund this Saturday Both sides are looking to achieve a european place this season, with Dortmund also looking for the Bundesliga title. The teams currently sit 9 points apart.

Recent Form

In the Bundesliga, Mainz currently have the better record in their last six matches. Mainz have won three, lost two and drawn one. Whereas Dortmund have also won three, but lost three. This recent drop in form from Dortmund will be something they hope to alleviate before their title challenge is over.

Head to Head

Dortmund have been completely dominant the last six times the teams have played. They have won five (83%) and drawn one (17%). 15 goals have been scored, an average of 2.5 goals per game.

Goals Conceded

With 13 games played in the Bundesliga so far, Mainz have conceded 25 goals and Dortmund have conceded 14 (An average of 2.4 and 1.1 goals per game, respectively).

Dortmund also have a superior record in the goals scored tally as well, having scored 32 to Mainz’s 20.

Team News

Mainz fans will have their eyes on first choice left-back Zdenek Pospech, who injured his knee earlier in the week, it could be touch and go up until match day. Nicolai Müller will have pressure on him to keep to his scoring ways, having already hit the back of the net seven times.

Dortmund will be without key defenders, Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic. The loss of thee two key players could possibly be the reason for their drop in form. They will also be hoping that Sven Bender will be available to play, come Saturday.

Conclusion

This match looks like one that Dortmund should dominate, however with their current form it could go either way. A match likely to be filled with attacking flair, this will be a great one to watch. The last three years this fixture has been won by Dortmund, and their midweek form against Napoli suggests they are capable of making it 4 wins from the last 4 years.