Mainz

Bayer Leverkusen


2020-10-17 13:30:00

Mainz

Mainz
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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.

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen
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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.

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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.

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Team News: Mainz

Mainz manager has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash with a fully injury-free group available for selection.

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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.

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Prediction

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.

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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.

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