Our football match prediction:
The 3-0 Europa League triumph over Tottenham showed what can happen when the opposing manager fields a second-string side, as the Millionaires were ruthless on Thursday night to prove they are now serious candidates for the coveted trophy. After teaching Spurs a real lesson in football, BVB will be looking to keep the pressure on league leaders Bayern Munich with a win over Mainz, and, considering the form they are in, predicting a comfortable home win does not appear to be such a difficult task. Mainz did really well to keep their Champions League hopes alive, recording back to back victories over Bayern Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, but the goalless draw against Darmstadt proved they are not exactly coping well with the pressure. This is clearly not the right time to be facing red-hot Dortmund, so chances are the visitors will have to settle for a respectable defeat at Signal Iduna Park.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.