Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Following a thrilling 3-1 win over Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund will be looking to stay in the title race when they welcome Mainz at their Signal Iduna Park on Matchday 16. Edin Terzic’s troops have been producing fine performances in the Bundesliga ever since top scorer Erling Haland returned from injury, and, no doubt, the title-chasing hosts are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Mainz. Axel Witsel, who suffered an Achilles injury in the victory over Leipzig, misses the Mainz game.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game losing run in the German top flight, but given their shaky defence, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. The likes of Kunde Malong, Nebel, Tauer, and Kilian are all out of contention with injuries for the visiting team. In their last meeting at Signal Iduna Park Mainz shocked Borussia Dortmund, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Thorgan Hazard):
While his brother Eden Hazard stars for Chelsea, Thorgan Hazard plays for Borussia Monchengladbach in Bundesliga. Thorgan was born in La Louviere, Belgium on 29 march, 1993 and he played for the likes of Royal Stade Brainois, Tubize and Lens during his youth career.
Hazard made 14 appearances for Lens before joining Chelsea in 2012. He did not make his Chelsea debut as he was immediately sent on loan to Zulte Waregem, where he scored 17 goals in 73 league appearances for the club. On 5 July, 2014 he signed a loan deal with Borussia Monchengladbach and in February, 2015 he signed a permanent contract with the Bundesliga outfit. The Belgian midfielder made his first start for the club on 24 September, 2014 against Hamburg.
Speaking of his international career, Thorgan Hazard made his Belgium debut on 29 May, 2013 in a 4-2 win over USA. He has 15 caps for Belgium U21 and he scored nine goals in 15 appearances for the team. His full name is Thorgan Ganael Francis Hazard.
Highlighted Team (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.