Every weekend in any soccer league you care to name, there are matchups that look to be an easy pick when it comes time to wager. The reality, though, is that we see surprises all the time. This very often happens when you have a very good team with nothing to play for going against a team that is battling it out for one of the available European spots or who are in the fight of their lives down in the relegation zone. It is amazing how the combination of relaxation and desperation can lead to results that we did not expect. This is something we should all be looking out for as the Bundesliga heads into the final 3 rounds of the regular season. Let’s get right into action and see how these teams arrive to this affair so you can place your bets against their Bundesliga odds.
Bundesliga Mainz Vs Dortmund Game Preview
Borussia Dortmund host Mainz 05 on Wednesday afternoon. Dortmund could still mathematically win the league, but we all know it’s not happening. They have secured their Champions League spot, while Mainz are a little too close to the relegation zone for comfort. Dortmund at home against one of the poorer teams in the league looks like a slam dunk pick. The bookies seem to agree, listing them as a 2-goal favorite. The goal total is set at 2 ¾.
Why bet on Borussia Dortmund
While Dortmund kept the race for the Bundesliga title close for the vast majority of the season, the reality is that you never really got the sense that Bayern Munich were ever going to slip up and lose it. That was very much made clear when Bayern beat Dortmund 1-0 a couple of weeks ago to all but secure another Bundesliga crown. If there is a bright side to all of this, it’s that Dortmund have already secured their Champions League spot for next season, which will mean another cash windfall for the club, even if they fail to advance beyond the group stage. Dortmund are 20-6-5 on the season, going 11-3-1 at home. In those 15 home games, they scored 46 goals and surrendered just 11.
Why bet on FSV Mainz 05
You need only look at the home record that Dortmund are bringing to the table to get an idea of just how tough this is going to be for Mainz. They really cannot afford to drop too many more points, as they are in real trouble down near the bottom of the Bundesliga table. Their season record sits at 9-4-18, which leaves them on 31 points, just 4 points clear of Fortuna Dusseldorf in the first relegation spot. Looking at their recent record against Dortmund, you see how far this team has fallen. They lost both games 2-1 last season, but they were hammered 4-0 at home in the earlier meeting this season. On the road this year, Mainz are 5-2-8, scoring 24 goals and surrendering 35.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While you do still have to worry about Dortmund’s motivation ahead of this one, these two teams really are poles apart. Dortmund could play at half pace and probably still come out on top. I am taking them to win and cover here.
Pick: Borussia Dortmund 3 Mainz 05 0