Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen give the start of round 21 in the Bundesliga. The Carnival club began somehow successively 2019 with two wins and one loss against Augsburg in the last round. At home, Mainz are solid and lost only against the leaders in the standings – Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Sandro Schwarz’s players started the season not so confidently, but recently are showing attacking football and have scored eight goals in the previous five fixtures on Opel Arena, compared with just four in the first five games.
Bayer Leverkusen lost with 2-1 against Heidenheim and were knocked out from DFB Cup. This was somewhat a surprising defeat because a game before that they won versus Bayern Munich with the 3-1 score. As guests, Bayer Leverkusen recorded four wins, two draws and four losses, but all victories were against teams from the lower half of the table.
In the last round, Mainz were totally outplayed by Augsburg and didn’t create a single chance for a goal. However, they are an entirely different team at home. On Opel Arena, they can only regret that didn’t take a point in their 2-1 loss against Borussia Dortmund at the end of November. We think that Bayer Leverkusen will score, but will not take the three points versus the Carnival club. The Company XI are still not consistent with their performance and are not ready to fight for the first four places in the standings.
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Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head
Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen have three wins each in the previous six fixtures between both sides. In three of these games have been scored under 2.5 goals. The last match between both sides was on 23 September and ended as a 1-0 win for Leverkusen.
|23.09.2018||Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz||1-0|
|28.01.2018||Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz||2-0|
|09.09.2017||Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen||3-1|
|25.02.2017||Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz||0-2|
|24.09.2016||Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen||2-3|
|28.02.2016||Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen||3-1|
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats
- Mainz have scored two goals in three of the last five games in the league.
- In five of the previous six fixtures of Mainz at home have been composed over 2.5 goals.
- Mainz have just two losses at home since the start of the season.
- Only one of the previous 12 games of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga ended as a draw.
- In five of the last six away fixtures of Bayer Leverkusen have been scored over 2.5 goals.
- The Company XI have just two clean sheets as a guest this season.
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Odds
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News
René Adler, Emil Berggreen, Niko Bungert, Philipp Mwene and Jannik Huth are in doubt for Mainz.
Lars Bender, Panagiotis Retsos, Joel Pohjanpalo will not play for Bayer Leverkusen. Kai Havertz is in doubt.