Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz
KICK OFF: Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 | 15:30 CET
BUNDESLIGA WK4 | BAY ARENA
Can Leverkusen turn their 2018 – 2019 season around with a win against Mainz?
Leverkusen will hope to get their first win this season at Bay Arena when they host a decent Mainz side on Sunday. It will be interesting to see how the action unfolds contested between two teams with contrasting form.
Bayer Leverkusen has only found the net once this season while letting in five goals in the course of two games. It’s clear they have defensive issues, free-scoring Mainz can hurt them if they don’t address their problem in good time. The hosts are also goal shy at the moment yet boast impressive young attacking talents including Leon Bailey, Julian Brandt, and Kevin Volland. With striker Lucas Alario misfiring, Leverkusen’s goal drought is likely to continue when Mainz visit the Bay Arena.
Mainz have four points from two games this season, and they will be looking to bully Leverkusen for maximum points. They are an efficient offensive side which is why they have found the net in all their last eleven games.
Leverkusen host Mainz after their European trip to Ludogorets. The diversion is likely to take its toll, and there’s value in backing Mainz in this match to get a result.
Key Match Facts
- Each of the last five meetings had 2 or more goals scored.
- Leverkusen has won just one of their last seven games in the league (D1, L5).
Top Tips: Mainz Win/Draw | Leverkusen under 1.5 Goals