Borussia Dortmund will play FSV Mainz as they begin the 2016-17 Bundesliga season on Saturday, 27 August 2016. BVB finished the 2015-16 season with 78 points, ten points behind the league leaders Bayern Munich. They are the only contender to win Bundesliga league title after Munich. The Men in yellows had a great Summer Transfer season signing Andre Schürrle from Wolfsburg, Barcelona Centre-back Marc Bartra, and the best signing so far Mario Gotze back to his club where he started his football career. Viewers who miss the match can always tune into this page for Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz highlights video.
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 FSV Mainz Highlights
BVB also included some young signings, 22-year-old Portuguese Left back Raphael Guerreiro, 19-year-old French international striker Ousmane Dembele and a 19-year-old Turkish winger Emre Mor and as valuing the youth is originally their club philosophy. Ex Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel is now Dortmund manager since a year now and might know in and out about his past team. Tuchel might give a chance to the youngsters in this opening Bundesliga fixture giving them an early exposure to grasp team chemistry among each In Team players.
Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz Match Details
Date: 27 August 2016.
Venue: Signal Iduna Park,Westfalenstadion.
Time: 7:00 pm (IST), 2:30 (UK).
Broadcasters: Bt Sports (UK) Star Sports (India)
Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz Team News
BVB has released a couple of key players and the name includes Dortmund’s ex-captain Mats Hummels to Bayern Munich and assists specialist Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United though Thomas Tuchel turned out to be the best man for business for the yellows by signing the World Cup winners Mario Goetze and Andre Shuurrle which will be Dortmund’s major attacking forces this Season.
Borussia Dortmund’s Star Striker Aubameyang will be the key to Dortmund’s success. Aubameyang finished the 2015-16 Bundesliga season with 25 goals becoming the league’s second highest goal scorer after Robert Lewandowski’s 30 goals.
Christian Clemens is the New Player who play as an attacking winger in FSV Mainz squad coming on a Loan Deal from Schalke. FSV Mainz has produced impressive performances past season but the club released their Central midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger to Bayern Leverkusen and Star Goalkeeper Loris Karius to Liverpool, and with the who helped them qualify UEFA Europa League previous season.
Martin Schmidt FSV Mainz manager has bought few new players in the squad. Jhon Cordoba the Colombian striker joined from Granada. Spanish Midfielder José Rodríguez Martínez arrived from Galatasaray and the french Centr back Jean-Philippe Gbamin from FC Lens is the major additions to the FSV Mainz side.
Borussia Dortmund (4-4-2):
Bürki, Bartra, Schmelzer, Papastathopoulos, Piszczek, Gotze, Castro, Kagawa, Ramos, Aubameyang, Schürrle.
FSV Mainz (4-3-3):
Lössl, Donati, Rodriguez, Bell, Samperio, Clemens, Brosinski, Frei, Bungerl, De Blasis, Serdar.
Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz Match Predictions
Borussia Dortmund is the 2nd Best team in the German league after the giants Bayern Munich. They had 24 wins in Bundesliga 2015-16 season with only 4 loss and 6 draws. Got back home gives them an extra attacking option with the likes of Aubameyang and Schürrle Upfront.
I Predict a 2-0 Dortmund win. Aubameyang and Castro to score.
Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz Highlights
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