Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz
Date: Saturday, 13 February 2021
Kick-Off at 14.30 UK
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen.
Mainz caught a glimmer of hope by picking up back-to-back home wins in Bundesliga. They are still second from bottom but now only four points below the safe zone line. Bo Svensson seems to have found the winning formula as his January appointment might prove out to be a difference-maker for Die Nullfunfer.
Nevertheless, the Danish manager and his troops are about to face a very tough challenge on Saturday afternoon. Their recent wins will count for little in the clash against the UEFA Champions League hopefuls Bayer Leverkusen who have bagged five goals past mid-table Stuttgart seven days ago.
The Werkself are also in a desperate need of points, sitting one below the top-four teams in Germany.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz Head-to-head
Bayer Leverkusen will rely on the head to head tradition ahead of the fixture with Die Nullfunfer.
Die Werkself won each of the last six encounters with Mainz. This includes this season’s 0-1 victory in mid-October last year at OPEL ARENA.
Interestingly, each of the last three head to head affairs ended with the same scoreline (a 1-0 win for Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz Prediction
Mainz have a dreadful record on travels this season. They won one, drew two, and lost six of nine away matches.
The 05s did manage to hold the likes of Borussia Dortmund to a 1-1 draw last month at Signal-Iduna-Park, though. However, they will really have a very tough task to avoid a defeat at BayArena against a side that desperately wants a victory to push them into the top-four in the league standings.
Die Werkself won three of the last four home outings across competitions. They’ve shown a tremendous firepower against the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund, and Stuttgart.
Leon Bailey took his league tally to five goals by scoring one of his side’s five goals last Saturday against Die Schwaben. The Jamaican winger is our first option for the anytime goalscorer bet at the odds of 2.00.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz Betting Tips
HT/FT Bayer Leverkusen/Bayer Leverkusen @ 2.10
Leon Bailey to score anytime @ 2.00.