FSV Mainz 05 vs. Bayer Leverkusen 10/17/20 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

FSV Mainz 05 vs. Bayer Leverkusen 10/17/20 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

FSV Mainz 0-0-3, Bayer Leverkusen 0-3-0

10/17/20 9:30 am

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FSV Mainz 05 is hosting Bayer Leverkusen at Opel Arena in round 4 in the German Bundesliga.

Mainz has lost all three of their Bundesliga games, and they have conceded 11 goals while scoring only 2 goals during that stretch. Mainz has also lost a friendly game during this international break. In their latest Bundesliga game against Union Berlin on the road, Mainz has had 50% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. Mainz’s terrible form on the defensive end has continued here as well, and Main has lost this match 3-0. Surprisingly enough, Main is not the worst team in Bundesliga, that honor belongs to Schalke. Mainz is in 17th place in the standings with 0 points, 2 scored goals, and 11 conceded goals. Ji and Szalai are both injured for Mainz, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. Mateta and Quaison have each scored 1 goal for Mains so far this season, and each of them also added an assist. Mainz has barely escaped the relegation zone last season, but judging by their form in this early season, Mainz might not be so lucky this season, but luckily for Mainz, there are a few other teams in Bundesliga that could be having the same problems.

Leverkusen hasn’t lost any of their first 3 games, but they also haven’t won any. With 3 draws in a row, Leverkusen is in 14th place in the standings. Leverkusen has lost 2 of their best players in the offseason, and it’s clear now that Leverkusen is missing those players a lot. Leverkusen has scored only 2 goals in the first 3 games, but they also conceded 2 goals. Schick and Demirbay have each scored 1 goal for Leverkusen so far this season, while Wirtz added 1 assist. Paulinho is the only injured player for Leverkusen as of right now. In their latest Bundesliga game against Stuttgart on the road, Leverkusen was the better team with 53% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 12 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 80% of the correct passes. After scoring an early goal in the 7th minute, Leverkusen was 0-1 ahead. In the 76th minute, Leverkusen has conceded a goal, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Leverkusen will be playing in the Europa League this season, and their first game will be next week, but without Havertz and Volland in the team, I don’t expect much from Leverkusen this season.

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Mainz hasn’t won any of their last 5 games against Leverkusen while losing their last 4 games in a row. Leverkusen hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games. The quality is still on Leverkusen’s side in this matchup, and I see them getting their first win of the season, after all, Mainz is one of the worst defensive teams in Bundesliga.

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Goran’s Pick Bayer Leverkusen -163

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