Market: Bayer Leverkusen win
Chances: 20.11.20 @ 1xBet
Looking to continue their bright start to the new Bundesliga campaign, Bayer Leverkusen travel to Mainz on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Mainz may have shocked many by finishing top of Germany’s elite last season, Carnival have struggled to find a similar level this time around. They were last seen in another dismal performance when they suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Augsburg, and Bo Svensson’s men have now lost all of their previous three Bundesliga matches. Marking their return from the September international break with a 3-1 home defeat to Stuttgart, the Reds find themselves bottom of the table with just one point from their first five Bundesliga matches. Likewise, having entered the two-week break with a dismal performance as they were beaten 4-0 by Werder Bremen, Mainz have earned a reputation for their defensive struggles. In fact, the hosts have scored nine goals in their recent three-match losing streak. Sensing the team is looking for a much-needed boost, Svensson’s team must prepare for another big test this weekend.
For the visitors, who put in another stellar performance last weekend as they cruised to a 4-1 win against Bundesliga returnees Heidenheim, Bayer Leverkusen are in the midst of a major purple patch. Having started their Europa League adventure with a 4-0 win over Swedish club Haken earlier this month, Javi Alonso’s side have continued to win just a handful of plaudits since the 2023/24 season opened. Opening the tournament on August 19 with a stellar 3-2 win over German heavyweights RB Leipzig, the former Liverpool midfielder will call on his high-quality squad to lay down another marker here. Having collected 13 points from their first five Bundesliga matches and hoping to return to the Champions League this time around, Saturday’s visitors will also be excited about their latest trip to Mainz. Having secured a routine 3-0 win when they arrived at the MEWA Stadium 13 months ago, we expect a similar away win from a red-hot Leverkusen here.
Bet: Bayer Leverkusen will defeat Mainz in Saturday’s Bundesliga match with a score of 11/20 @ 1xBet