Mainz v Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips: 1 AH+0.75, 2019-02-08

Bundesliga Betting Tips

MAINZ v BAYER LEVERKUSEN
Bundesliga
Friday 8th February 2019
Kickoff: 1930hrs
Pick: Mainz AH+0.75
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.82 (odds taken at 22:32 GMT, 06 Feb 2019)

The German Bundesliga returns this Friday night when Mainz play host to Bayer Leverkusen as the betting tips continue at the OPEL ARENA as the hosts look to lift themselves up into the top half of the table.

Bundesliga Betting at Bet Victor

Mainz Prediction

Mainz were handed a 3-0 defeat away at Augsburg last time out but this result actually ended a useful four match unbeaten run which included wins against Stuttgart and Nurnberg as well as points picked up in draws with Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim in 2-2 and 1-1 draws respectively.

Mainz now head back to their OPEL ARENA where they’ve lost just twice all season amidst an overall record that stands at 4-4-2 12/10 with just one loss from their last five matches on home turf.

The hosts have kept three clean sheets to date while their main threats in attack are represented by forward Mateta (6 goals) and Quaison (4 goals).

Mainz will be reasonably confident of getting a result here on Friday night as they’ve won two of their last three encounters at home against Bayer Leverkusen.

 

Key-Facts – Mainz v Bayer Leverkusen

  • Mainz have lost just 2 home matches in this season’s Bundesliga
  • Mainz have won 2 of the last 3 encounters at home against Bayer Leverkusen
  • Bayer Leverkusen have kept just 2 clean sheets away from home

 

Bayer Leverkusen Prediction

Onto the visitors, and Bayer Leverkusen will make their way to Mainz looking for a third consecutive win in the German top flight having secured recent back-to-back wins against Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich which has lifted them to within a point of 6th placed Wolfsburg and the Europa League qualifier spot.

Indeed, all three points on Friday night would see Bayer Leverkusen jump into 5th place and the automatic Europa League entry place at the expense of current occupants, Eintracht Frankfurt, but first they have to make sure of the points against Mainz.

This may be easier said than done as Leverkusen’s away record stands at an inconsistent 4-2-4 16/15 despite gaining recent wins at Schalke and Wolfsburg.

In addition, Bayer Leverkusen have managed just two clean sheets on their travels so far this season and this could be a key factor in deciding the outcome of this Friday night clash at Mainz.

The visitors’ main goal threats are likely to come from midfielder Havertz (7 goals) and forward Volland (8 goals) but the chances are that Bayer Leverkusen may well not get everything their way this evening.

Betting Tips Verdict

Given Bayer Leverkusen’s recent history away at Mainz, I believe there’s value in backing the hosts with the handicap here.


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