- Manager Sandro Schwarz could stick with a back-three here as they welcome another attack-minded opponent.
- Stefan Bell returns from a one-match ban to start at centre-back, while Yoshinori Muto could return from injury to make his comeback up front.
- Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz on Sunday and replaced him with former Cologne head coach Peter Stöger.
- Marc Bartra could return to the heart of Dortmund’s defence, with Christian Pulisic filling in at right wing-back.
- Julian Weigl and Nuri Sahin are both expected to return in central midfield, but it remains to be seen whether Stöger will stick with a 3-4-3 formation or switch to a back-four.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of Borussia Dortmund‘s last 12 games (Bundesliga).
Borussia Dortmundareundefeated in 15 of their last 16 matches against Mainz in all competitions.
Borussia Dortmundhaveconceded at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches (Bundesliga).
Borussia Dortmundhavefailed to win their last 8 matches (Bundesliga).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Mainz‘s last 3 games (Bundesliga).
Mainz have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.
Mainz have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches (Bundesliga).
- Mainz have only won one of their last seven Bundesliga games and therefore find themselves back in the relegation mix. They did hold RB Leipzig to a 2-2 draw at the weekend, though, which should restore some confidence in the team.
- Borussia Dortmund have only picked up three points from their last eight Bundesliga matches and also crashed out of the Champions League group stages with just two points. Peter Bosz was sacked after another home defeat last weekend and his successor Peter Stöger is expected to improve the team’s balance and confidence straight away.
- Expect this to be an open game with several chances at both ends of the pitch.