German Bundesliga IST (Indian Time), Live Stream and TV telecast: Borussia Dortmund start their 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign hosting Mainz 05 at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday, August 27th.
German Bundesliga IST Time and Live Stream
Match: Borussia Dortmund Vs Mainz 05 (German Bundesliga)
Date: August 27, 2016; 14:30 UK; 7:00 PM (27th August IST)
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
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Borussia’s manager Thomas Tuchel will be leading his team in his second season as BVB head coach, although the club has lost several integral players during the summer transfer window. Central defender and the ex-captain Matt Hummels is gone in a move to BVB archrival Bayern while Jakub Blaszczykowski transferred to VfL Wolfsburg as well. Key playmakers Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ikay Gundogan followed their dreams and joined English Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City. Nevertheless, Thomas Tuchel acquired several high-quality players instead of the gone ones, namely defender Marc Bartra, winger Schurrle, attacking miedfielder Mario Götze and a young starlet Dembélé.
Meanwhile, Mainz was sixth last Bundesliga season it was enough for them to gain an automatic entry to this term’s Europa League group stage competitions. As for team news, Mainz 05 will be without striker Emil Berggreen, who is yet to make an appearance since his signing back in January, midfielders Niki Zimling and Danny Latza, left winger Jairo Samperio are all sidelined due to injuries.
Borussia Dortmund Vs Mainz 05: Head-to-Head stats
Borussia Dortmund won Mainz 2–0 in both Bundesliga encounters last season. Over all twenty matches between the two teams Borussia Dortmund have won 11, drawn 6, and lost just 3.
Borussia Dortmund: Predicted Line-up (4–2‑3–1)
Weidenfeller – Passlack, Schmelzer, Papastathopoulos, Bartra – Castro, Rode – Götze, Kagawa, Schurrle – Aubameyang.
Mainz 05: Predicted Line-up (4–2‑3–1)
Lossl – Donati, Brosinski, Bell, Bungert – Serdar, Rodriguez – De Blasis, Jairo, Frei – Cordoba.