On the upcoming mid-week the 16th round of Bundesliga will be played and one of the matches of the day will be an encounter between Mainz and Dortmund Borussia. Bookmakers are on the future guests side in this couple, although the current shape of the Bumblebees may be called disastrous. It seems, that Peter Bosz, who managed the team from Dortmund until recently will be sacked after the domestic defeat against Werder, which took place last Saturday.
Mainz are a middle-class team in Bundesliga, the Carnival club is fighting for survival this season and have 16 points after 15 rounds player in the German elite. Within the last five games Mainz won only once with two losses and two draws. The Reds gained 13 points in eight games at their home ground.
Borussia Dortmund have fallen from the first place to the seventh in a short period of time and this is not a limit, as Augsburg still have a game in reserve and if the Bavarians will take the points at their home ground with Gherta on Sunday, they will push the Bumblebees away from the occupied position. Within the last five Bundesliga games, Borussia couldn’t win a single time having two draws and three defeats.
Mainz will try to make use of the future opponents’ problems for their own purpose, the Carnival club is very close to the relegation zone and they need to change the situation as soon as possible. Borussia are in a deep crisis, which may not be functional, but moral and they require time to overcome these issues. A bet on the hosts looks like a decent option.
Prediction for the match: Mainz to win with +1.5 Asian handicap