Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen match preview for the Bundesliga fixture, written by experienced sports betting expert.

08 Feb 2019
Opel Arena
BT Sport
Mainz badge

Bayer Leverkusen badge
Bayer Leverkusen


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.

I will back Double Chance: Mainz to Win or Draw and BTTS, with Draw 2-2 Correct Score. We recommend placing this bet in William Hill, where you can take advantage of a $30 Welcome Bonus and regular promotions for loyal customers.

Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions
Mainz or Draw and BTTS
Double Chance and Both Teams to Score
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Correct Score Predictions
Recommended Sports Betting and Casino Bonuses
Bet £10 Get £30 Bonus
William Hill
4.92 / 5.00

*New online customers only, min £10/ €10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply.

100% up to $100 Bonus
4.92 / 5.00

*Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

50% up to $50 Bonus
4.80 / 5.00

*New customers only. Real money deposit required. Credit or debit card only. Deposit & bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min odds 4/5) prior to bonus funds and associated winnings becoming withdrawable.

100% up to €35 Bonus
4.77 / 5.00

*18+. New customers who registered EnergyBet account via special link only. Min deposit £10/€10. 10x wagering on combi bets consisting of a min. of 2 events, min. odds 1/4, and min. total odds of 4/5, within 30 days of being credited before any withdrawal can be made. T&Cs apply.

Bet £10 Get £30 Bonus
4.75 / 5.00

*Bet at least £10 with odds of 1.50 or higher and get 2 x £15 in free bets when your first bet is settled. Free bets expire after 7 days. Certain bet types excluded. Must opt-in. 18+. 1 per new customer. Limited availability. Free bet restrictions and T&C’s Apply.

5% Cashback
4.50 / 5.00

*New customers only. T&Cs apply, 18+,

100% up to $100 Bonus
4.32 / 5.00

*New customers only. T&Cs apply, 18+,

View all bonuses

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.

23.09.2018BundesligaBayer Leverkusen vs Mainz1-0
28.01.2018BundesligaBayer Leverkusen vs Mainz2-0
09.09.2017BundesligaMainz vs Bayer Leverkusen3-1
25.02.2017BundesligaBayer Leverkusen vs Mainz0-2
24.09.2016BundesligaMainz vs Bayer Leverkusen2-3
28.02.2016BundesligaMainz vs Bayer Leverkusen3-1

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

william hill logo13.80X3.9021.91Over 2.51.57Under 2.52.30Get Bonus
bet365 logo13.90X4.0021.85Over 2.51.57Under 2.52.37Get Bonus
mansionbet logo13.80X3.9021.86Over 2.51.55Under 2.52.40Get Bonus
moplay logo13.70X3.7521.83Over 2.51.55Under 2.52.40Get Bonus
energybet logo13.80X3.8021.89Over 2.51.55Under 2.52.40Get Bonus

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.

Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips
Mainz or Draw and BTTS
Double Chance and Both Teams to Score
Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen Correct Score Betting Tips

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!