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Saturday Football Tips: Roll with Reus in 5/1 Dortmund double

Marco Reus
Marco Reus can have an impact for Dortmund at Mainz

Paul Higham is backing Marco Reus to get involved in his final away game for Champions League finalists Dortmund at Mainz as part of a 5/16.00 double...


Mainz v Dortmund
Saturday 11 May, 17:30 kick-off
Live on Sky Sports Football

Borussia Dortmund will still be on cloud nine after making the Champions League final - and Mainz will be hoping to take advantage as they desperately to to escape relegation.

Edin Terzic will make changes as Dortmund already have a Champions Leaue spot locked up for next season, while Mainz are trying to climb out of the relegation play-off spot they currently reside in.

With fresh legs playing for Champions League final places, Dortmund, as the second-best away side in the Bundesliga, will still be a tough assignment for Mainz even with their vastly improved form.

And it could prove a good stage for an old BVB to start his final farewell...

Leg 1: Marco Reus goal or assist

Dortmund legend Marco Reus is leaving the club at the end of the season and it could be a glorious send-off if they can beat Real Madrid at Wembley.

The 34-year-old won't start there, but he will in Mainz and we'll back him at 7/52.40 for a goal or assist after he managed both in his last start.

Reus scored one and set-up two against Augsburg last week and Terzic will start him again for what is his final away league game for Dortmund.

He'll be determined to make an impact, but it's not just sentiment powering this bet but stats as well, as Reus has scored 14 and assisted seven in 22 games against Mainz.

Leg 2: Donyell Malen 2+ shots on target

Injuries have hampered Donyell Malen lately but he remains Dortmund's joint-top scorer in the Bundesliga with 12 goals this season.

He didn't play against PSG as he returns from injury but scored last week against Augsburg and has two league games left to give Terzic a real selection headache for the final.

The clear leader in the squad in terms of hitting the target, we'll back Malen for 2+ shots on target against Mainz at 9/52.80.

He hit the target three times last week, three times in the reverse fixture against Mainz, has five games with multiple shots on target in his last seven starts and overall has 14 of them this season.

Those stats and his extra motivation are good enough for me, and the price is good enough to make that a decent double for our Bet Builder today.


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