Our match prediction:
Borussia Dortmund failed to put an end to Bayern Munich’s dominance in Bundesliga last season, with the team finishing the 2015/2016 campaign in second place in the standings. Key defender Mats Hummels joined Bayern Munich in the summer, while Mario Gotze returned to Signal-Iduna-Park. The Millionaires are eager to kick off the new season in style and, no doubt, the hosts are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match against Mainz 05. The Reds were producing fine performances last season and it remains to be seen if they are capable of claiming a major scalp at the start of the new Bundesliga campaign. Borussia Dortmund, though, have turned their Signal-Iduna-Park into a real fortress and we predict that the Millionaires are going to give fans some cheer in the opening match of the season. A man to watch in the home team will be Marco Reus, who missed Euro 2016 with injury.
Highligted Player (Gotze):
Mario Gotze is a German midfielder, who played for Ronsberg and Eintrach Hombruch during his youth career before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001. He made a great progress during his spell at the Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy and on 21 November, 2009 he made his Bundesliga debut for the Millionaires. Gotze scored 22 goals in 83 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2013 and he joined Borussia Dortmund’s bitterest rivals Bayern Munich on April, 2013. The German midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but it has to be noted that he was struggling with injury at the start of the season. Gotze won three Bundesliga trophies with Bayern Munich, but at the end of the 2015/2016 season he returned to Borussia Dortmund. In 2014 he represented Germany at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he scored the winner in the final against Argentina. Mario Gotze was born in Memmingen on 3 June, 1992.
Highlighted Team (FSV Mainz):
1. FSV Mainz 05 is a German football club from the city Mainz. The club managed to reach the highest German football division the Bundesliga in 2009. FSV Mainz was founded in 1905. The club host it’s home game in the Coface Arena which holds a capacity of 35 000 seats. The stadium was build in 2011 and is considered as one of the most modern stadiums in the nation. De most known nickname for FSV Mainz is Die 05’er. The club colours are red and white. FSV Mainz never won a title in their history. Not in the Bundesliga and not even in the 2. Bundesliga or the 3. Bundesliga. Mainz managed to reach the UEFA Cup in 2005/2006 where they lost against Sevilla FC. In 2011/2012 and 2014/2015 the club from Mainz got knocked out in the qualification stage.Known players that played in the Mainz kit in their career are: Holtby, Schurrle, Klop pand Subotic.