RB Leipzig vs Mainz
Date: Sunday, 20 September 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls were one of the best teams in the competition the last season along with Bayern Munich, and Borussia Dortmund. In fact, they have risen to the point where the Bavarians are considering them to be rivals in the title-race – the same respect that they give to Der BVB.
Julian Nagelsmann – one of the youngest coaches in probably all of mainstream European football, made a huge name for himself, after leading his young team to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Huge expectations are on the Red Bulls now, and judging the way they had dealt with pressure in the recently-concluded CL campaign, they are up to the challenge.
Count on them to be a major headache for both the Bavarians, and Der BVB this season.
It’s also helpful to them that they are opening their Bundesliga run against the 05ers, one of the weakest teams in the league. In fact, they had finished just two spots above the relegation cut-off, and most importantly, they have a terrible h2h record against this rival.
For the reasons, expect a Leipzig win this Sunday.
Leipzig vs Mainz: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two clashed horns (which was just two months back) Nagelsmann’s men recorded a huge 5-0 win.
- The game before that, they had recorded an 8-0 win.
- In fact, disregarding a 2018 win, the 05ers have a 100% winless record against this opponent.
- The Red Bulls have also scored three or more goals in all but two encounters so far.
- They have scored a total of 17 goals from the last four match-ups at this stadium.
Leipzig vs Mainz: Prediction
Naglesmann’s men have a combined scorecard of 13-0 from the past two h2h games, and this alone should indicate their superiority over Achim Beierlorzer’s men.
Moreover, the latter had finished just six points above the relegation cut-off in 2019-20, while the other had secured themselves a podium spot.
Going on, the Red Bulls are also one of the hottest teams in the football world at the moment – after their inspiring run to the semis of the UCL.
Furthermore, their only loss at home over the past 12-month period had come against Dortmund, while their opposite number were winless in six of their former nine road trips.
Taking into account these overwhelming observations, it’s expected that Leipzig will emerge victorious this Sunday, and that too in style.
Leipzig vs Mainz: Betting Tips
Leipzig to Score in Both Halves @ 1.80 (4/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Leipzig/ Leipzig @ 2.00 (1/1).