Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena.
The 05ers were one of the worst teams in the competition the last season, and had managed to finish just above the relegation cut-off in the process.
They have carried over that form to this new campaign as well, and have so far maintained a 100% losing record. In fact, with a 2-11 goal-scoring record from their total three matches in the Bundesliga so far in 2020-21, they have ascertained themselves as the worst team in the league along with Schalke.
Meanwhile, the Company’s Eleven have been one of the best teams in the German top flight for the past several years, and the last year, they even had qualified for the Europa League. And to put it precisely, they had missed out on a CL entry by a margin of just two points.
Going on, they also do have a great h2h record against this opponent. Likely, expect Bayer Leverkusen to record a win this Saturday.
Mainz vs Leverkusen: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns was three months back, and then Peter Bosz’s men recorded a 1-0 win at home.
- They are also on a five-fixture winning run.
- They had recorded 13 of the former 20 overall wins.
- The guests have scored three or more goals in four of the former seven clashes at this stadium.
- At this venue, the combined scorecard for the preceding two encounters is 1-6, in favor of the visitors.
Mainz vs Leverkusen: Prediction
Jan-Moritz Lichte’s men lost 4-0 on the road the last match-day, against Union Berlin. In the meantime, the Company’s Eleven secured a 1-1 draw against Stuttgart.
By the looks of things, Bosz’s men have the edge. They have been one of the best teams in the Bundesliga for the past several years, and they even had finished fifth in the table in 2019-20. Keep note that their counterparts had finished just marginally above the relegation cut-off in the meantime.
Going on, the 05ers had lost seven of their previous eight overall games, and they had conceded four or more goals in their last three straight fixtures.
On the other hand, their opposite number are unbeaten so far this season in all competitions. In addition, they also do have an impressive h2h record against this rival over the years.
To quote a stat – they are on a five-match winning run in h2h meetings, and have lost just four times at this stadium in the past 15-year period.
Taking into account these observations, expect a Leverkusen win this weekend.
Mainz vs Leverkusen Betting Tips
Leverkusen to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Leverkusen @ 1.44 (4/9).