Bayer Leverkusen – Mainz
Bayer Leverkusen welcomes Mainz 05 in a match from the 20th round of the German Bundesliga. We will examine this clash and give you our winning soccer predictions for it.
Bayer Leverkusen are currently 6th in the Bundesliga standings with 31 points won so far. Their record in the league is 8 wins, 7 draws and 4 defeats. Leverkusen continue to fight for a Champions League qualification, being on just one point behind the 4th RB Leipzig. For them returning to Europe’s top competition would be a great success.
In their last five matches in the Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen won three times and lost just once – against the champion Bayern Munich. We can say that right now this team is in a good shape and they are a serious contender for a Top 4 finish in the end of the season.
Mainz 05 on the other hand are having a totally different goal in front of them – surviving. Mainz are currently 14th in the Bundesliga, being on just 3 points above the 16th Werder Bremen and the relegation playoff place. This is a dangerous position for them, so they have to be careful. Otherwise, they could find themselves in a delicate situation.
In their last five matches in the league Mainz 05 won just once – against Stuttgart in the last round. Now they will have a really serious challenge against Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the game.
Bayer Leverkusen could be without the experienced Lars Bender, who is recovering from a thigh injury. Everyone else is fit and ready to play.
Mainz 05 are having much more problems. Gerrit Holtmann, Alexander Hack, Suat Serdar, Karim Onisiwo and Aaron Seydel are all doubtful for the game.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the game between Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz 05. The home team is the big favourite here.