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Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz: Match Preview

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Borussia Dortmund will be up against FSV Mainz in their Bundesliga title quest after getting romped by Bayern Munich 5-0 last time out.

With six games to go Dortmund is just one point behind Bayern in the title race. They can’t afford to drop any more points in this title race.

Form

Borussia Dortmund – LWWWL

Dortmund has been inconsistent since the turn of the year. In their recent games, they have lost twice which includes a decisive defeat to Bayern Munich. That defeat left Dortmund a point behind the Bavarians with six games to go.

FSV Mainz – WLLLL

Mainz has been going through a rough patch of form. They have won just once in the last eight games. A form that stretches back to the month of February. Although, they are still clear of a relegation battle.

Injury/Suspensions

Borussia Dortmund

Achram Hakimi and Christian Pulisic will miss the game due to injury. While Paco Alcacer, Lukasz Piszczek and Raphael Guerriero are all doubtful for the game on Saturday.

FSV Mainz

Rene Adler, Philipp Mwene, Gerrit Holtmann and Emil Berggreen are all out of contention to face Dortmund due to injury. Niko Bungert and Robin Quaison are doubtful for the game against Dortmund, and are likely to miss out.

Probable Line-ups

Borussia Dortmund

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Burki; Wolf, Weigl, Akanji, Diallo; Witsel, Delaney; Sancho, Reus, Larsen; Gotze.

FSV Mainz

Formation: 4-3-2-1

Muller; Donati, Hack, Niakhate, Martin; Gbamin, Kunde, Latza; Boetius; Onisiwo, Mateta.

Stadium

Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

Possible Outcome

With Borussia Dortmund fighting for the title and one point below Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga table anything but a win will hurt theit title challenge.

Considering the poor form FSV Mainz has shown in recent weeks, it’s hard to bet against Dortmund winning the game at home.

Dortmun win will be our prediction. Watchout wing play from Sancho and Reus.

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