Mainz 05 – B. Leverkusen, Bundesliga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR MAINZ 05 - LEVERKUSEN
Mainz performs fairly well in the Bundesliga this season and is very far from the danger zone, even close to the top 6, so we can expect a battle till the end and hardly for any of their rivals will be easy. The very fact that only three teams have defeated them with a handicap this season, and these three teams were Gladbach, Leipzig and Augsburg, but in home games, speaks enough about how tough he is Mainz.
Leverkusen will chase top 4, although the difference of 7 points with Leipzig is not small. But the comeback against Bayern showed how much character there is in this Leverkusen team. They are very strong and furious in attack, but they are also unpredictable. The club apparently can not handle in 3 tournaments and was beaten from Heidenheim for the Cup during the week, and after a few days there is a match with Krasnodar in Europa League.
Mainz have only 2 home losses that came from the two big sharks – Bayern and Dortmund, but even they did not manage to record a clean sheets. Mainz scored 8 goals in their last 3 home games against Leverkusen, and the last match they did not score against Leverkusen at home was in 2011. In addition, in the last 5 games between the two teams at OPEL ARENA there was BTTS and Leverkusen are favorites here, so are expected to score first. Prediction – BTTS at 1.56
- Mainz scored in 8 of their 10 of home games during the season
- Leverkusen haven’t scored in only 3 away games in the Bundesliga, but in 2 against Leipzig and Gladbach
MAINZ TEAM NEWS
Gbamin(18/2 M), Latza(12/0 M), Mwene(6/0 D) are doubtful
LEVERKUSEN TEAM NEWS
Havertz(20/7 M) is under question. Bender(14/1 M) is out