In the heart of Dortmund, a city pulsating with football fervor, an electric atmosphere surrounds the Signal Iduna Park. Borussia Dortmund, the illustrious club known for its passionate fanbase and rich history, stands poised on the precipice of an extraordinary triumph.
After an 11-year wait, the Bundesliga title is tantalizingly close, with just one game remaining. Leading the league by a mere two points ahead of Bayern Munich, Dortmund’s fate hinges on their upcoming clash against Mainz at their home ground. The tension is at its peak, as fans eagerly anticipate a captivating showdown that could rewrite the club’s history. Can Dortmund seize this golden opportunity and claim the championship they’ve been longing for? The stage is set for a thrilling finale that will define their season.
Stats & Facts
Borussia Dortmund are in brilliant form, having won four of their last five league games. The Black & Yellows are unbeaten in their previous seven games in all competitions. In recent games, Borussia Dortmund were very ruthless. They scored 19 goals in their last five games and conceded only three.
On the other hand, Mainz have lost four of their last five consecutive games in the Bundesliga. In the meantime, they conceded 14 goals and scored six. However, before losing four games in a row, Mainz stunned Bayern Munich, who were at the top of the table, by defeating them with a 3-1 margin.
However, Mainz have good previous records at Signal Iduna against Borussia Dortmund. They lost only two of their last five games against Borussia Dortmund in Signal Iduna Park. Moreover, Mainz earned two victories from these five games, and the remaining one was tied. Only Bayern Munich earned more points from Signal Iduna Park than Mainz.
Borussia Dortmund have some injury crises ahead of the final league game of the season. Thomas Meunier and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens still remain out of the squad due to injuries. Soumaila Coulibaly will also miss the game as he is on international duty with the France U20 team.
Star midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, missed Dortmund’s last game due to injury. But he is pushing himself hard to get back to the squad. Dortmund’s manager will wait for him until the last.
As for Mainz, Jonathan Burkardt, Alexander Hack, Silvan Widmer, and Maxim Leitsch are unavailable because of injuries. Moreover, Ludovic Ajorque will miss the game due to suspension.
The Possible Linup for Borussia Dortmund:
Kobel; Wolf, Sule, Hummels, Ryerson; Brandt, Can, Bellingham; Malen, Haller, Adeyemi
The Possible Lineup for Mainz:
Zentner; Hanche-Olsen, Bell, Fernandes; Da Costa, Barreiro, Kohr, Caci; Stach, Ingvartsen; Onisiwo
Prediction: Dortmund 2-0 Mainz
As the home side, Borussia Dortmund will get tremendous support from the gallery. The Black & Yellows are very desperate to lift the league title after a long 11-year. Therefore, Borussia Dortmund’s possibility of winning the game is much more than Mainz’s.