Leverkusen vs Mainz Betting Odds and Predictions
Does the Werkself shoot frustration off their souls?
The fight for the relegation place determines the 34th matchday in the Bundesliga on Saturday. But also in the race for the Champions League, the final question still has to be clarified whether Borussia Mönchengladbach or Bayer Leverkusen will be able to hand in their visiting cards in the premier season in the coming season. Stand now indicates a lot of foals that are two points ahead of the Werkself and also have the much better goal difference.
The team of coach Marco Rose should therefore suffice at home against Hertha BSC to consolidate fourth place. So that Bayer can still hope for support from the captains of the capital, their own homework has to be done first. Before the game Leverkusen against Mainz, however, the betting odds of the best bookmakers clearly move towards the Bosz-Elf.
In Kai Havertz’s possibly last Bundesliga game in the Leverkusen jersey, everything speaks for the cup finalist. The fact that the guests from Rhenish Hesse were able to bag their relegation on the previous day and therefore only play for the “golden pineapple” should tend to play into the cards of the home side.
We are convinced that the prediction of the home win will pay off between Leverkusen and Mainz. However, since the odds on the three-way market are too low, we are even focusing on a handicap victory for the favorite. For a success with at least two goals ahead, an interesting 1.72 is offered at the top.
Leverkusen – Statistics & current form
For Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the train to the Champions League has almost left. However, they have to ascribe to themselves that the Werkself are likely to have to make do with the Europa League in the coming season. Only four points from the last four games were simply not enough for the high demands of the Bosz eleven.
Leverkusen needs help from Hertha
If the Rhinelander presented themselves extremely consistently and enthusiastically over long stretches of the second half, it was ultimately the slips against Wolfsburg (1: 4), Schalke 04 (1: 1) or Hertha (0: 2), who are now before the last game day for a worst possible starting position. Only if the direct competitor Borussia Mönchengladbach lost at home to the “old lady” and Bayer scored three points at home, would a place change take place. Otherwise, Kai Havertz and Co. only have the thankless fifth place.
Speaking of Kai Havertz … there are many indications that the youngster will play his last Bundesliga game for his heart club on Saturday. The top talent, who is dangerous to score, is associated in particular with FC Bayern and could take one of the coveted senior positions there for Thiago, who wants to emigrate. Before that, however, the 21-year-old wants to say goodbye to the drug city and at best win the DFB Cup in the coming week.
Five of the eight home wins came with at least two goals
In order to regain confidence for the final of the German club cup, a home win against Mainz is mandatory. Even if two of their most recent three home games were lost and goalkeeper Hradecky conceded four goals both times, the Werkself have had eight wins, four draws and four bankruptcies. Of particular interest is the fact that five of the eight successes came with at least two goals difference. In this respect, handicap betting in fifth place seems a good option.
With the exception of Karim Bellarabi, who is aiming for the cup final as a comeback date, and the suspended Aleksandar Dragovic, everyone is on board. Peter Bosz is particularly spoiled for choice on the offensive. In the endeavor to win the last home game of a season for the ninth time in the past ten Bundesliga years, the Dutch coach will probably bet on a high-speed attack. Diaby and Bailey come from outside; Havertz and Volland should accomplish.
Probable lineup of Leverkusen:
➤ Hradecky – L. Bender, Tapsoba, S. Bender, Sinkgraven – Aranguiz, Baumgartlinger – Diaby, Havertz, Bailey – Volland
Last games from Leverkusen:
⚽️ 06/20 2020 Hertha Berlin 2 – 0 Bayer Leverkusen
⚽️ 06/17 2020 Bayer Leverkusen 3 – 1 1. FC Cologne
⚽️ 06/14 2020 Schalke 04 1 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen
⚽️ 06/09 2020 Saarbrucken 0-3 Bayer Leverkusen
⚽️ 06/06 2020 Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich
Mainz – Statistics & current form
The tremor has finally come to an end for FSV Mainz 05. Thanks to the 3-1 home win last weekend against their direct competitor from Bremen, the red-whites are finally saved. All the more relaxed and liberated they can go to the final match in the BayArena. There, theoretically, the zero-five still have the chance to climb up to eleventh.
The zero five have been saved since last week
We therefore expect a courageous team of guests, who, however, will also hand over many dangerous rooms to the Leverkusen team due to the suspected offensive approach. To what extent the Rheinhessen are still ready to overcome the inner bastard and stop the Werkself defensively after a exhausting season – after all, it is the fourth competitive game in the past 14 days – has to be seen.
It is clear that the zero five in the form of the most recent two games are always an uncomfortable opponent. Whoever wins in Signal Iduna Park against the runner-up from Dortmund and has generally not lost an away game since the restart (two wins, two draws) should definitely not be taken lightly or underestimated.
Mainz and the clapping against the top teams
However, it should also not be forgotten that Mainz is behind Bremen’s weakest defensive in the Bundesliga and also likes to clap against the top teams in the Bundesliga. A 1: 6 at Bayern, a 0: 8 in Leipzig, a 0: 5 at home against the “Red Bulls” or the 0: 4 home defeat from the first half against Borussia Dortmund underline our thesis that there is between Leverkusen and Mainz a prediction of the host’s handicap success could well pay off.
Keeper Robin Zentner will be represented by Florian Müller again this weekend. In addition, the injured Awoniyi and Bruma are missing. Jean-Paul Boetius has to watch because of his fifth yellow card. Achim Beierlorzer will probably not get involved in experiments. Accordingly, it could amount to a similar starting eleven as in the previous week.
Probable lineup of Mainz:
➤ F. Müller – R. Baku, St. Juste, Niakhaté, Aaron – Latza, Fernandes – Öztunali, Quaison, Onisiwo – Mateta
Last matches from Mainz:
⚽️ 06/20 2020 Mainz 05 3 – 1 Werder Bremen
⚽️ 06/17 2020 Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Mainz 05
⚽️ 06/14 2020 Mainz 05 0 – 1 Augsburg
⚽️ 06/06 2020 Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Mainz 05
⚽️ 05/30 2020 Mainz 05 0 – 1 Hoffenheim
Leverkusen vs Mainz Direct comparison
Bayer Leverkusen is one of the favorite opponents of FSV Mainz 05. This implies at least the statistics, which say that the Rheinhessen only won against SC Freiburg (twelve) more often than against the Werkself (ten).
Not much of it has been seen in the recent past. The most recent four direct duels all went to Leverkusen, who also won three of the last four home games in the BayArena against the zero five. The first leg in the Opel Arena should also be buzzing in the head of one or the other Mainz. A goal by Lucas Alario in the 90th minute sealed the FSV’s 0-1 defeat three days before Christmas.
Leverkusen vs Mainz Best odds – Bundesliga
🔺 Betting Prediction: Leverkusen
🔻 Betting Odds: 1.29
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔻 Betting Odds: 6.95
🔺 Betting Prediction: Mainz
🔻 Betting Odds 11.00
Leverkusen vs Mainz Betting Odds and Predictions
For Bayer Leverkusen, the dress rehearsal for the DFB Cup final against Bayern is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The main focus is certainly on this title game, as the chances of passing Borussia Mönchengladbach and entering the Champions League on the last match day are extremely slim.
The Werkself have to win their own home game against the Mainz, who recently appeared very confident, and at the same time hope for the away win of Berlin Hertha in Borussia Park. We at least assume that the Bosz team will do their own homework and will end up with a threesome at the end of this season after two defeats in three home games.
Key facts – Leverkusen vs Mainz tips
🔺 Leverkusen celebrated five of eight home wins with at least two goals ahead
🔺 Mainz has received numerous clappings this season and is the weakest defense
🔺 The most recent four direct duels all went to the Werkself
One of the reasons for the Rhinelander is that they have won the last home game of a season eight times in the past nine years and left the field four times in a row against Mainz. Since the betting odds on the three-way market are too low before the duel between Leverkusen and Mainz, we focus on a confident victory in the form of a handicap bet.
Betting Prediction: Handicap: victory at home -1.5
Betting Odds: 1.72