Mainz 05 vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Mainz 05 vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Prediction

By William Hall

The Opel Arena in Mainz will play host to Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday in the Bundesliga as each side looks to return from the international break and grab three points to avoid a relegation fight this season. Mainz lost away to Stuttgart 1-0 two weeks back, while Leverkusen drew 2-2 against Hoffenheim. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This has been a very even tie down the years, and that makes calling this match tough. The away side won the fixtures last term. The away side will be slight favorites here, and that is just about right as Leverkusen do look the much better team and could be capable of beating this Mainz side.

Bayer Leverkusen at 29/20 to win

Leverkusen to overcome a -1 handicap can get you 10/3 odds.

Mainz 05 saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Mainz 05 saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Bayer Leverkusen saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Mainz 05

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Mainz 05 Form Guide

Mainz 05 Team Logo

Mainz 05

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
D A

03-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

09-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

16-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Bayer Leverkusen Form Guide

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo

Bayer Leverkusen

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

18-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 5 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

D H

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

17-04-2018

DFB Pokal

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 6

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

21-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

Mainz 05 Preview

After a poor season last time around, Mainz look to be in big trouble already this season. Relegation was a very real threat that they only overcame due to goal difference, and they look to be on the path toward a scrape at the bottom yet again. They lost on the opening day to promoted Hannover 0-1 at home, and they then followed it up with a 1-0 loss away to another promoted side in Stuttgart. The lone goal came from Holger Badstuber in the 53rd minute of the match, but they were lucky to not have lost by more as Stuttgart passed up a penalty opportunity. They have just two wins since April, and they don't look like a side capable of turning it around as of yet.

Mainz 05 Team News

In addition to being out of form, Mainz have a ton of injury worries to deal with ahead of this match at home to Bayer Leverkusen. Recent injuries sustained to the likes of center back Niko Bungert and left backs Gaetan Bussmann and Martin Sverko, attacking midfielder Philipp Klement, and forward Emil Berggreen have been added to the absences of goalkeeper Jannik Huth and center back Alexander Hack.

Bayer Leverkusen Preview

Bayer Leverkusen were also in the battle at the bottom last season, and they only narrowly escaped in large part because of the incompetency of those around them rather than through their own skill. After taking penalties to win in the DFB Pokal, Leverkusen began with a tough draw to the start the season: away to champions Bayern on the very first day of the new season. They lost 3-0 that day. Before the break, they earned a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim, who had just been knocked out of the Champions League days prior. Wendell scored from the spot after 32 minutes to take them into half with a lead. However, Andrej Kramaric equalized for the visitors just two minutes after the half. Leverkusen answered back through Karim Bellarabi just two minutes after, though, and they were on their way until the in-form Marc Uth scored when 20 minutes left to play.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Bayer Leverkusen will once again be a little short at the back due to another injury to Tin Jedvaj, as well as one to center back Jonathan Tah. Forward Joel Pohjanpalo also is set to miss out. Lucas Alario is not eligible to play as the striker's move is still being argued about by the clubs.

Mainz 05 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bayer Leverkusen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Mainz 05 vs Bayer Leverkusen Sidelined Players

Mainz 05
33 Jannik Huth Injured
24 Gaetan Bussmann Injured
42 Alexander Hack Injured
28 Philipp Klement Injured
11 Emil Berggreen Injured
Bayer Leverkusen
16 Tin Jedvaj Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Rene Adler 189 80
3 CD Leon Balogun 190 89
16 CD Stefan Bell 194 86
4 CD Abdou Diallo 183 72
2 LM Giulio Donati 175 70
20 CM Fabian Frei 182 77
6 CM Danny Latza 179 75
18 RM Daniel Brosinski 178 65
32 RF Pablo De Blasis 164 65
9 CF Yoshinori Muto 179 72
8 LF Levin Mete Oztunali 176 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Bernd Leno 190 83
4 CD Jonathan Tah 194 95
5 CD Sven Bender 186 80
39 CD Benjamin Henrichs 182 75
14 LM Admir Mehmedi 183 78
21 CM Dominik Kohr 183 75
20 CM Charles Aranguiz 171 71
18 RM Wendell 176 71
38 LF Karim Bellarabi 183 72
31 CF Kevin Volland 179 81
10 RF Julian Brandt 183 82