FSV Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen German Bundesliga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-27-2020
FSV Mainz 05 (10-6-17) vs. Bayer Leverkusen (18-6-9)
German Bundesliga soccer on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 09:30 AM ET
Venue: Bay Arena, Leverkusen, DE
The Line: FSV Mainz 05 +797 / Draw +501 /Bayer Leverkusen -400; O/U 3.5
TV: Fox Sports, beIN Sport Max, Sky Bundesliga and Viaplay
Bayer Leverkusen (LWDLW) is set to take on Mainz 05 (WWLWL) in matchday 34 of the German Bundesliga on Saturday, June 27, at the BayArena in Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen comes into this match with 60 points, sitting on the 5th position of the league. They occupy the first Europa League spot and are 2 points away from the final UEFA Champions League spot. Overall, Bayer Leverkusen has recorded 18 wins, 6 draws, and 9 losses. In their last time out, Bayer Leverkusen suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Hertha Berlin, their 2nd defeat in last 5 matches. So far this season, Bayer Leverkusen has scored 60 goals, 5th-highest in the league, and conceded 44 goals. They have also recorded 49 total assists, 419 shots, and 179 shots on goal, 57 yellow cards, 3 red cards, and 9 total clean sheets.
Key players that will feature for Bayer Leverkusen are Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland. Havertz is the team's highest goalscorer, producing 12 goals, 5 assists, 54 shots out of which 27 are on-target in 29 appearances. Volland has the highest assists for the team. He has produced 7 assists and 9 goals scored in 26 appearances. In front of the net for Bayer Leverkusen is Lucas Hradecky. The 30-year-old Finnish goalkeeper has allowed an average of 1.33 goals per 90 minutes, which puts him in the 5th position of Bundesliga goalkeeping stats. He has also recorded 98 saves and 9 clean sheets in 33 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen.
On the other hand, Mainz 05 is sitting in the 13th position with 37 points, 7 points away from the relegation zone. Coming into this match, Mainz has recorded 11 wins, 4 draws, and 18 losses. In their last time out, Mainz defeated bottom-placed Werder Bremen to record their 2nd win in a row and third win out of 5 previous matches. In the match, Robin Quaison scored a header in the 25th minutes of the game, followed by Jean-Paul Boëtius' goal to double their lead. Finally, Edimilson Fernandez scored a late third goal in the 85th minutes to seal a three-point win for Mainz. Mainz recorded 21 goal attempts and 12 shots on goal. So far this season, Mainz has recorded 44 goals, conceded 64 goals, 393 shots, and 152 shots on goal, committed 459 fouls got them 72 yellow card and one red card bookings.
Robin Quaison is one of the top players that will start for Mainz. The Swedish forward has recorded 13 goals for Mainz. He has also recorded 2 assists, 70 shots, and 27 shots on target in 31 appearances for Mainz. In front of the net for Mainz 05 is Florian Muller. Müller has an unimpressive 2.09 goals conceded per 90 minutes, 34 saves and 2 clean sheets in 12 appearances for the team.
Mainz has never recorded a win against Bayer Leverkusen since 2017, while Bayer Leverkusen has recorded 4 wins out of 4 of their last meetings. Leverkusen has the 5th best home game record of 8 wins out of 16 home games played. In contrast, Mainz has won only 6 games out of 16 away games, which puts them in 10th place in that category.
FSV Mainz 05
Coach: Achim Beierlorzer
Goalkeeper: Florian Müller
Players: Jerry St. Juste, Moussa Niakhaté, Danny Latza, Daniel Brosinski, Ridle Baku, , Karim Onisiwo, Robin Quaison, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Pierre Kunde and Jonathan Burkardt
Coach: Peter Bosz
Goalkeeper: Lukáš Hrádecký
Players: Jonathan Tah, Aleksandar Dragović, Julian Baumgartlinger, Charles Aránguiz, Edmond Tapsoba, Wendell, Leon Bailey, Moussa Diaby, Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland
Prediction: Take Bayer Leverkusen -400
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