Mainz will be looking for an improved result here following a 4-0 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Union Berlin.
1. FC Union Berlin got 11 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Max Kruse (13'), Marcus Ingvartsen (49'), Marvin Friedrich (63') and Joel Pohjanpalo (64') scored for Union Berlin.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Mainz have taken part. Opposition teams scored 14 times in these games whereas Mainz totted up 10. Such a pattern won’t necessarily follow through here, though.
Going into this one, Mainz have not beaten Bayer Leverkusen in their previous 5 matches in the league.
In their previous fixture, Bayer Leverkusen drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Stuttgart.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen had 53% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Bayer Leverkusen was Patrik Schick (7'). VfB Stuttgart had 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Saša Kalajdžić (76') was the scorer for Stuttgart.
A sequence of effective showings by the Bayer Leverkusen defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 fixtures in total. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 11.
Looking at their past form shows that Bayer Leverkusen:
- are undefeated by Mainz when they’ve played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings dating back to 09/09/2017 tells us that Mainz have won 1 of these & Bayer Leverkusen 5, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
A combined total of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 from Mainz and 11 netted by Leverkusen. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
Team News: Mainz
Mainz manager has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash with a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Owing to a completely healthy group available to select from, Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this match.
Mainz are dangerous enough to score a goal against this Bayer Leverkusen outfit, although one goal probably won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 1-2 advantage for Bayer Leverkusen when the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
What are the top odds for the game?
In terms of the bookies’ odds on the full-time result market, putting your money on Mainz is best priced at 5.5, going for the draw is 4.64 & staking on the winning team to be Bayer Leverkusen can get you 1.615. They’re the most competitive returns being offered as of now.