Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, 24th September 2016,
Kick-Off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Coface Arena, Mainz.
Bayern Leverkusen can expect another tough test this week when they take on FSV Main 05 on Saturday afternoon.
Mainz have now won back-to-back Bundesliga games as they fought back from a goal down to earn a 2-1 victory at Werder Bremen on Wednesday. Both these wins have come away from home and they are one of the few sides in the league who has played just one game at home after matchday four. Their only home match so far was a thrilling 4-4 draw against Hoffenheim, in a match they were leading 3-1 with 20 minutes left on the clock.
Bayern Leverkusen failed to break down an organized Augsburg at home in their midweek fixture. Their overall form is a worry at the moment as they managed just 1 win from their four matches and lost twice. Both the defeats were away from home, the first against Monchengladbach and the second against Eintracht Frankfurt, a side they were supposed to beat with much trouble.
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-Head Stats
- Mainz were 3-1 winners in the corresponding Bundesliga clash of the 2015/16 season. The reverse fixture was won by Leverkusen by a 1-0 margin.
- Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz share 3 wins and 2 draws from their last 8 Bundesliga meetings in all venues.
- Mainz have won in three of the last five home games against Leverkusen and lost in two.
- The last three matches between these two sides at the Coface Arena have seen over 3.5 goals with both teams scoring.
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
This is a tough match to predict as the traditionally strong Leverkusen are showing early signs of inconsistency. They have already lost in each of the two away matches this season and are searching for their first competitive win in three matches. Mainz on the other hand are looking strong and haven’t lost a competitive games since the opening day’s defeat against Dortmund.
There are no clear favourites here as Leverkusen cannot be underestimated despite their poor form. A major factor that could favour Mainz is Leverkusen’s important Champions League fixture against Monaco this Tuesday. A few key players could be rested and as a result the hosts look good to steal a points from this game.
Correct Full-Time Predicted Score: Mainz 1-1 Leverkusen at 11/2 (6.50).
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Mainz/Draw at 1.57 (4/7).
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