Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz 05: Bundesliga Preview and Team News

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The Bundesliga is back and an exciting fixture awaits us at the Signal Iduna Park this weekend as Borussia Dortmund take on Mainz 05.

The international break is finally over and Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga action against Mainz 05 this weekend. Both teams have started the season in impressive fashion, and we could be in for a very exciting duel between them on Saturday. The Black and Yellows will also have close to 70,000 fans to cheer them on at the Signal Iduna Park this weekend, in what will be a huge boost for the players.

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Borussia Dortmund


Borussia Dortmund find themselves just one point behind league leaders Bayern Munich going into matchday eight. They earned a 2-1 win over FC Augsburg just before the international break and have won six of their last seven games. But despite Borussia Dortmund’s impressive recent form, a number of concerns remain in both defence and attack that Mainz could look to exploit on Saturday.

A packed fixture list awaits Marco Rose’s side, with seven games coming up in the next three weeks. So they will definitely want to get the three points on Saturday and generate some momentum.

Mainz 05


After an excellent start to the season, Mainz 05 have dropped down to ninth place following a run of three games without a win. But the 05ers are still making excellent progress under Bo Svensson and could cause a lot of problems to their opponents on Saturday.

Mainz have conceded only five goals so far this season, which is a league low. But their solid defensive record will be put to test on Saturday by Borussia Dortmund’s dangerous attacking force.

Mainz did manage to come away with a 1-1 draw in this fixture last season. And they will be eyeing a similar result on Saturday.