Our football match prediction:
Borussia Dortmund have been playing below expectations in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign. The Millionaires, though, recorded a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen in their first game in 2017, with Lukasz Piszczek scoring the winner for the Signal-Iduna-Park outfit. The good news for the fans is that Aubameyang’s Gabon suffered elimination in the Africa Cup of Nations group stages, meaning that the pacey attacker will return to the starting line-up soon. He is unlikely to start against Mainz, but Marco Reus is fit and the German ace is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. The Reds are tough to beat at home, but considering that they failed to score in previous two league fixtures, we predict that Borussia Dortmund will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match. You should bear in mind that the Millionaires emerged triumphant in previous four meetings with Mainz in the German top flight.
Highlighted Player (Jose Rodriguez):
Jose Rodriguez is a professional footballer who was born in Villajoyosa, Alicante on 16 December, 1994. Rodriguez started his senior career at Real Madrid B, playing 60 matches for Castilla between 2012 and 2014. He made his debut for Real Madrid on 1 December, 2012 in a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the local derby. Three days later Rodriguez became the youngest footballer ever to play for los Blancos in the Champions League as he came as a substitute in a 4-1 win over Ajax. He played for Deportivo La Coruna on loan in the 2014/2015 campaign and he joined Galatasaray at the end of the season. However, he made just 14 league appearances for the Turkish side and in 2016 he moved to Germany. Rodriguez joined Mainz on 1 July, 2016 and his contract with the Bundesliga club expires on 30 June, 2020. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both attacking midfielder and a right winger. Juan Rodriguez has six caps for Spain U21 team.
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.