Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Mainz 05 need to recover from a horrendous away this is defeat last weekend and they take on Bayer Leverkusen at the Opel Arena on Friday night. Sandro Schwarz has seen his team remain in the bottom half of the table after falling behind Werder Bremen. Bayer Leverkusen made a jump up to 7th place in the league table after the weakened results. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Mainz 05 had a disappointing day out after a 3-0 loss against Augsburg and this was the heaviest defeat of 2019 for Sandro Schwarz and his men.
Bayer Leverkusen were able to stun Bayern Munich with a 3-1 success at the BayArena last season. The club, however, went on to suffer a 2-1 loss against lower league Heidenheim in the DFB Pokal.
Leverkusen were able to claim a narrow 1-0 success in the reverse fixture between the two clubs at BayArena. Mainz 05’s last home match against Leverkusen produced a stunning 3-1 success for the hosts at the Opel Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a success for Leverkusen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bayer Leverkusen win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 were ripped apart by Augsburg last weekend. Leverkusen had an enormous success over Bayern Munich that lifted the club to within touching distance of the top six places. Leverkusen and Mainz 05 share an even spoil of the victories in the last six meetings at the Opel Arena. Despite suffering a midweek DFB Pokal defeat, Leverkusen should take this match more seriously and the likelihood of moving into the top six places will be an added motivation. Our preview would pick a win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bayer Leverkusen win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 vs Bayer Leverkusen draw odds: 4.00
Mainz 05 win odds: 3.90
Correct Score odds
Leverkusen continue to have a strong record while going forward and the presence of some incredibly pacey players makes them quite a handful in away matches. Mainz 05 might have gone with a deep defence if it was an away match, but the home team have some expectation to attack. This should open up opportunities for Leverkusen on the counter. The visitors have scored 10 more goals in the league than Mainz 05. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Leverkusen have been able to pick up a string of victories – with a majority of them coming in the BayArena – against Mainz 05. The home team may have a defensive approach to the match, but Leverkusen’s strength on the counter-attack will provide plenty of chances. Our total goals prediction would go with more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Kevin Volland has been able to score in his last two matches for Leverkusen. Even though his record against Mainz 05 is Liverpool with only two goals in 13 matches, his current form is a decisive factor in backing the first goal from the striker. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Kevin Volland.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Kevin Volland at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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