In this afternoon at 16:30, Borussia Dortmund gets the “Signal Iduna Park” visit of Mainz, in a match where I expect the home team to impose their dominance from the first half.
Borussia Dortmund is undoubtedly definite favorite of this match, having a lot more valuable, is also an advantage and that is the home team and will play at home, where fans can play an important role. In the previous edition of the championship, “yellow-blacks” have finished in second place, ten points behind champions Bayern Munich, thus securing a place in the Champions League, back in the most important competition inter-clubs after the after a missed season, playing in the Europa League. Dortmund announces a serious candidate for the title this season, building a competitive team, which can cope with Bayern Munich this summer transferring some players interesting as Schurrle, Gotze, Raphael Guerreiro, Emre Mor, Marc Bartra and Ousmane Dembele.
Mainz on the other side did not live up to his adversary, at least in terms of value, this afternoon starting with the second chance at the bookmakers. Guests of this meeting impressed in the previous edition of the championship, with good developments, they managed to finish sixth place in the ranking, thus securing a place in the Europa League, where Saint-Etienne will play against Anderlecht and Gabala. The team coached by Martin Schmidt had serious problems in the cup match last six days, eliminating a heavily on Unterhaching, evolving team in the fourth division, defeating only after shootout.
• Borussia Dortmund
Burke – Passlack, Sokratis, Bartra, Schmelzer – Castro, Weigl – Dembele, Kagawa, Schürrle – Aubameyang
Lössl – Donati, Balogun, Bell, Brosinski – Serdar S. José Rodriguez – Clemens, Malli, De Blasis – Cordoba
Dortmund can not count on a few major players in this afternoon, Gotze, Reus and Subotic being unavailable because of injuries, but even so, I expect the band’s Thomas Tuchel scroll on the ground, having enough players who can replace absences today, that’s why I count on the fact that Dortmund will score from the first half.