Monday, February 23, 2015

Borussia Dortmund - Mainz 05 (Bundesliga)

Everybody are asking whether the hosts will escape relegation. Jurgen Klopp`s boys made a big step with victory over Freiburg in the last round. Now they take Mainz 05 of whom lost with 2:0 in the first part of the championship. Guests are not presented convincingly and remains not far from the danger zone. This fight can answer to many of the experts question - whether Borussia Dortmund can be pulled to the second division. The odds for the game offered by the leading bookmaker bet365 are as follows: 1.33 for a home win, with a draw at 5.25 and 9.50 for the victory of the guests.

Success on the field of Freiburg will inspire confidence to the boys of Jurgen Klopp. All experts believe that Borussia can not fall. A nice series of wins can climb the team in the standings and is now very felicitous moment for new success. For the game against Mainz, Klopp hardly afford to make many changes in the composition. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the attack after his two goals in the door of Freiburg last weekend. The other two strikers - Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos will stay on the bench and they will appear in the second half if there is a negative result. Klopp will choose between Sokratis and Piszczek on the right back. With injures in the camp of Borussia are Kevin Grosskreutz, Sebastian Kehl, Sven Bender, Erik Durm and Jakub Blaszczykowski.

After sonorous victory with 5:0 over Paderborn at the start of the spring part of the championship, the team of Mainz recorded a draw with Hanover (1: 1) and lost at home to Hertha (0:2). The boys of Kasper Hjulmand must improve their level in order not to go dangerously close to the relegation zone. In autumn Mainz defeated Borussia Dortmund with 2:0 in their stadium and now will try to get at least a partial success. Danish coach of Mainz can not rely on the injured Jairo Samperio, Christoph Moritz and Todor Nedelev . Because of his red card in the game against Hertha - goalkeeper Loris Carius misses the match and will be replaced by Stefanos Kapino under the frame. Mainz will struggle with a negative trend in this visit. The Reds have not won in their last eight away matches in Bundesliga and will try to change this fact.

Both teams are leaning against the wall and will not want to lose. Borussia scoring difficult at home and Mainz almost certainly will be closed and will rely on counterattacks. Given the importance of the game is unlikely to see many hits in the game.

Prediction Borussia Dortmund - Mainz 05: Under 3.5 goals
Security: 7/10
Odds: 1.525 at bet365

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