On Friday night, Bayer Leverkusen, now leading the Bundesliga, will host Mainz 05 in the BayArena in an attempt to set a new record for German football.

The home team is aiming for their first Bundesliga championship this year, while the away team is in last place and trying to hold on to their spot in the league for the 16th year in a row.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Bayer Leverkusen to win: ⚽1.19 at Bet9ja
Over 2.5 goals: 🥅1.58 at 1xbet
Correct score 3-0: ✅6.70 at Sportybet

Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz: Previous Games 

In their previous Bundesliga match, Bayer Leverkusen defeated Heidenheim 2-1. At Voith-Arena, they had three on-target attempts and 54% possession. Five corners were awarded in addition to the goals made by Jeremie Frimpong and Amine Adli.

MEWA Arena hosted the 1-0 victory over Augsburg in Mainz’s most recent contest. In this Bundesliga match, Sepp van den Berg scored even though Mainz took seven corners and attempted four shots on target.

The last time Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz 05 met at MEWA Arena, the outcome was a 3-0 Bayer Leverkusen victory.

With one draw and two victories for Mainz 05, Bayer Leverkusen has triumphed over the team in seven of their previous ten meetings. These matches have witnessed an average of three goals scored.

Probable Bayer Leverkusen Lineup

Hradecky; Stanisic, Tah, Hincapie; Frimpong, Xhaka, Andrich, Grimaldo; Adli, Wirtz; Schick

Probable Mainz Lineup

Zentner; Kohr, Van den Berg, Guilavogui; Mwene, Barreiro, Amiri, Caci; Gruda, Onisiwo, Lee

Betting tips: Bayer Leverkusen x Mainz

Check out our predictions of the day for Bayer Leverkusen vs. Mainz

Prediction 1: Bayer Leverkusen x Mainz / Bayer Leverkusen to win

Although Mainz succeeded in the BayArena last season, Leverkusen enters Friday’s matchup as a clear favorite to win. Regardless, both clubs will be fired up to get the win for different reasons.

With Boniface out of the lineup, Alonso and company still provide an offensive menace, so they should have no trouble getting past Mainz’s defense and adding a win to their championship hopes.

Prediction 2: Bayer Leverkusen x Mainz / Over 2.5 goals

While it’s true that Mainz won last season on this field and that the visiting team has won their previous three Bundesliga encounters against Bayer Leverkusen, that may be the extent of the good news. Amid a remarkable season, Leverkusen has made enormous progress towards winning the league championship. This is a tough spot for them to lose, so Leverkusen has little prospect of winning. With a probable outcome of more than 2.5 goals, the goals market ought to be lucrative. With Bayer Leverkusen taking on Mainz, we’re predicting a game with more than 2.5 goals.

Prediction 3: Bayer Leverkusen x Mainz /  Correct score 3-0

Considering Mainz have lost their last eleven away games and have failed to score in three of their previous six road journeys, it is reasonable to price that accordingly.

Leverkusen won the rematch in September by an impressive 3-0, and with 11 clean sheets in 22 league matches this season, another zero victory appears probable.

Therefore, considering Leverkusen has maintained clean sheets in six of its last eight league games and has lost five of those contests to nil, that may represent an opportunity.

Predictors on correct scores may choose to back Leverkusen’s 3-0 home league victory, given that the team not only defeated Mainz by that margin on the road earlier in the season but three of their last six home league victories have also concluded with that score.