Leverkusen vs Mainz Bundesliga Preview

Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz 05 – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 23/02/2024

Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz 05 Match Analysis

Match Preview

Bayer Leverkusen will face Mainz in the 23rd round of the Bundesliga. Both teams have prepared hard for this match.

Bayer has been on a roll, having not lost in 32 matches across all competitions this season.

The team under coach Xabi Alonso has already created a big lead over Bayern Munich with 12 matches remaining in the Bundesliga.

Their last match against Heidenheim was a nail-biter, which they won 2-1.

Mainz, on the other hand, is struggling this season.

With 15 points, they find themselves in the relegation zone, occupying the 15th position.

The team, led by Danish coach Bo Henriksen, managed to end their 12-match winless streak by defeating Augsburg (1:0) in a tense match.

However, they still face a tough challenge, as they are six points away from the safety position.

Narrowing the gap against Bayer will be extremely difficult.

Bayer convincingly defeated Mainz 3-0 in the 6th round of the current season.

Last season, Mainz achieved a 3-2 victory in Leverkusen.

Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Mainz 05

The last 5 matches between the two sides have ended with 3 wins for Leverkusen and 2 wins for Mainz.

Leverkusen is on a high, with 18 wins and 4 draws, it is likely they’ll carry on their winning streak.

Their attacking force, led by Florian Wirtz and Patrik Schick, poses a challenge for Mainz’s defense.

  • Prediction: Leverkusen to Win

Expect a high-scoring match as both teams have looked sharp in front of goal.

  • Betting Tip: Leverkusen Over 1.5 goals

Predicted Starting Lineups

Bayer Leverkusen: (3-4-2-1)

Hradecky;

Stanisic, Tah, Hincapie;

Frimpong, Xhaka, Andrich, Grimaldo;

Adli, Wirtz;

Schick

Mainz 05: (4-4-2)

Zentner;

Kohr, Van den Berg, Guilavogui;

Mwene, Barreiro, Amiri, Caci;

Gruda, Onisiwo, Lee

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