1. FSV Mainz 05 vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, 9th September 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena, Mainz.
The two sides that announced another underwhelming season will collide at Opel Arena as Mainz 05 welcome Bayer Leverkusen. The 05ers and Leverkusen are yet to register a victory this season, so September’s first match is perfect for the new start.
1. FSV Mainz 05
The 05ers are yet to score a goal this season. They were beaten in both games so far, bowing to Hannover and VfB Stuttgart, respectively.
Mainz had a relatively calm transfer window, so without any reinforcements Mainz will most likely fight for the survival again.
Die Werkself had quite difficult season opener as they fell down at Allianz Arena with 3-1. Despite the defeat with two-goal margin, Leverkusen have displayed a solid performance against the reigning champions.
Leverkusen had an excellent chance to grab the full prize against TSG Hoffenheim. Julian Nagelsmann and his men were under the impression of the Champions League qualification tie with Liverpool, but Leverkusen only earned a point from the 2-2 draw.
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
Back in the 2016/17 season, both Leverkusen and Mainz won points as visitors. Bayer triumphed with 2-3 at Opel Arena, but Mainz surprised Leverkusen with 0-2. Leverkusen had an excellent record when facing Mainz away – three victories in addition to two defeats. Last four matches saw four or more goals scored.
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
Both sides will be looking for the first victory of the season. The two teams that inhabited the UEFA zone in the last few seasons are now fighting for the survival, particularly Mainz, so a victory would significantly bring them closer to the upper part of the table where they belonged.
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score YES 1.62 with Bet365.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Bayer Leverkusen +0 Asian Handicap at the odds of 1.81 with Bet365.