RB Leipzig go up against Mainz 05 at the Opel Arena for a game that will go a long way into deciding their top four status. This match on Friday night sees RB Leipzig carrying an outside chance of finishing in the runner-up position with the team just five points behind Borussia Dortmund with three games left. Mainz 05, meanwhile, will finish the campaign without much fanfare in the bottom half if their inconsistent run continues. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Mainz 05 ended up suffering more disappointment in away games following a 1-0 defeat against bottom club Hannover at the HDI Arena. Even though Mainz 05 dominated possession, they were unable to take the chances.
RB Leipzig produced a strong performance to beat Freiburg 2-1 at home. RB Leipzig were left stunned by the opposition, who had better of the opportunities, but they were still able to come up with a sixth consecutive win.
RB Leipzig were able to defeat Mainz 05 with a 4-1 score in the reverse fixture back in December. The last game between these two clubs at the Opel Arena was just over a year ago when Mainz 05 picked up a 3-0 victory over RB Leipzig. Our betting tips and predictions will go for an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]RB Leipzig win at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
RB Leipzig remain hopeful about finishing second in the table for the second time in three years if they were to leapfrog Borussia Dortmund in the closing stages of the 2018-19 campaign. Mainz 05 may not have much in the name of motivation coming into the match, but finishing closer to the top 10 would mean their third-highest finish in the last nine seasons. However, Mainz 05’s recent form has been inconsistent and I would back an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]RB Leipzig win at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 vs RB Leipzig draw odds: 4.20
Mainz 05 win odds: 4.75
Correct Score odds
There has been a string of goals in matches involving RB Leipzig, as Ralf Rangnick has seen his team fail to dominate opposition as they have done a few months ago. Mainz 05 failed to get a goal against Hannover, but the team may capitalise on a sharp uprising in home form. Our correct score prediction would opt for a RB Leipzig 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]RB Leipzig 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The lack of clean sheets from RB Leipzig is a significant factor behind this game expected to be a high-scoring encounter. RB Leipzig have not kept a clean sheet in the last four trips in all competitions, while Borussia Mönchengladbach are the only team to prevent Mainz 05 from scoring at least a goal at home since November. Our total goals prediction would back over 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
Timo Werner came up with the opening goal against Freiburg to take his season’s tally to 15. Werner has a sensational record against Mainz 05 in recent times after coming up with a goal in four out of his last five appearances. He has picked up six goals in these five games. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Timo Werner.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Timo Werner at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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