Borussia Dortmund's last away game of the 2020/21 season comes on Sunday evening (kick-off 18:00 CET) when they visit 1. FSV Mainz 05. Both occupy fourth place in the second half-season table with 29 points from 15 games. The match facts.

The scenario: Second versus fourth. Depending on the outcome of the Saturday games (Bielefeld vs. Hoffenheim and Augsburg vs. Bremen), Mainz's safety could be assured. Dortmund could secure fourth place if they get three points and Frankfurt don't win in Gelsenkirchen.

Statistics: Mainz are unbeaten in nine league games. That's their longest undefeated streak in six years. BVB have won their last five matches on the bounce.

Home/away: Mainz are unbeaten in four Bundesliga home games and have lost only one of their last seven games on home turf – a 1-0 defeat to Augsburg on 28 February. Only Bayern have picked up more away wins (11) than Borussia (nine). The Black & Yellows have lost only one of their last seven games.

Head-to-head record: Borussia Dortmund have lost only two of their last 12 meetings with Mainz 05 (both at home), but have failed to win their two clashes. Those games, both played at Signal Iduna Park, ended in a 2-0 defeat and a 1-1 draw. However, BVB have taken 13 out of a possible 15 points from their last five matches away to the Zero-Fivers and have conceded fewer than a goal per game (11 in 14). At home, Mainz have only put more than one goal past BVB on one occasion – in a 2-0 win in the 2014/15 season; that was their last home victory against Dortmund.

Personnel matters: Marco Reus has only scored more goals against Bremen (14) than he has against Mainz (12). With his seven assists against FSV too, he has 19 scorer points in 19 Bundesliga games against them. Jadon Sancho has amassed six scorer points in his six matches against Mainz (three goals, three assists). Lukasz Piszczek has scored more Bundesliga goals against Mainz than against any other club (three).

Biggest away win: Only one of the last eight away wins against Mainz has been by more than two goals: on 14 December 2019, on their last trip to Mainz, the Black & Yellows claimed a resounding 4-0 victory thanks to goals from Marco Reus (32), Jadon Sancho (66), Thorgan Hazard (69) and Nico Schulz (84).
Compiled by Boris Rupert