Saturday Bundesliga continues with Bayern Munich v Mainz live streaming as well as Borussia Dortmund v Hannover available to watch online with Bet365.
Bayern Munich are 1/10 favourites to beat struggling Mainz as Borussia Dortmund to come back from their first loss of the season with a win at home to high-flying Hannover
Bayern Munich knows that a win against Mainz on Saturday at the Allianz Arena will be enough to put them back on top of the Bundesliga.
Bayern are the only side in the Bundesliga left with an unbeaten record and a win at home will be enough to put them 1 point ahead of Leverkusen in the standings.
Pep Guardiola’s side will be weakened a little with the loss of midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri who suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with Switzerland and is going to be out for the next 6 weeks.
This gives Mario Gotze the perfect chance to reclaim his place in the starting line-up after fully recovering from his injuries and is likely to make his first start since August.
Meanwhile, opponents Mainz will be looking to end their recent slump which has seen them drop to 11th in the table despite starting the season brightly and winning their first few games.
One of the problems that have beset Mainz is that they have been failing to score on a regular basis relying on Nicolai Muller who has scored half of the club’s goals this season.
Ahead of their trip to Munich, Mainz will also offer fitness tests to both Niko Bungert and Bo Svensson to see whether they will be able to feature in the game on Saturday afternoon.
For Borussia Dortmund, the aim will be to get back to winning ways as soon as possible as they face a strong Hannover side that are just 2 places below their hosts.
Dortmund will be pleased to welcome back midfielder Sven Bender from his injury problems over the last couple of weeks but Jurgen Klopp’s side will be without Mats Hummel who is suspended for the game.
They will also be without the key midfield duo of Marco Reus and Nuri Sahin who have both failed to recover from their own injuries and are yet again expected to be absent for the game.
Fifth-placed Hannover will be without Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf who is currently out with a hamstring injury that he picked up just before the international break meanwhile Didier Ya Konam and Felipe are also on the long-term injury.
It will certainly not be easy for the top two with both Mainz and Hannover capable of recording big results of their own but both Bayern and Dortmund will no doubt be keen to return to the top as soon as possible knowing that one win will do just that.