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Bundesliga: BVB vs M05

Borussia Dortmund will seek to tighten second place in the Bundesliga as they host the threat of relegation to Mainz 05 on Wednesday night in the 32nd round. BVB have won 4 out of 5 matches since The tournament was resumed last month, but Bayern Munich are expected to win the championship for the eighth season in a row on Tuesday and Mainz is eager to win to increase the gap with the red light group.

Haaland had a goal back from injury as Dortmund sealed their place in the UEFA Champions League group stage next season with a choking 1-0 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf at the weekend. The Norwegian star, coming back from two sidelined matches with a knee problem, entered the game as a second half substitute and brought his Bundesliga goals to 11 goals in 12 matches. . It is possible that he will replace Julian Brandt on this front line with club captain Marco Reus still doubting his ability to play. Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki didn't have to make a save when Die Schwarz-Gelben won the first leg in December against Mainz 4-0. Borussia Dortmund drew half and won full time in their last 3 matches (Bundesliga) and kept clean sheets in 5 of their last 6 home matches (Bundesliga). Thomas Delaney will not play because a muscle injury may knock him out for the remainder of the season, so Emre Can returns to the midfield.

Mainz suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat in their last match against Dortmund, with Sancho scoring and having an assist. It was one of the few terrifying defeats this season for 05ers, who are just over 3 points behind in relegation play-offs after losing 1-0 at the hands of Augsburg. A positive result in Dortmund will be very important, especially going to face Werder Bremen in the next round at the penultimate weekend of the campaign. The prospect of having to beat Bayer Leverkusen's top four candidates in round 34 is very difficult. Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi was concussed against Augsburg and will therefore be sidelined while Ridle Baku has returned from suspension, but Edimilson Fernandes has been given a suspension. Only Union Berlin (464), Cologne (431) and Wolfsburg (412) have committed more fouls than Mainz (408) this season. Already less than 2.