Bayer Leverkusen 10-5-5, FSV Mainz 05 3-4-13
2/13/21 9:30 am
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Bayer Leverkusen is welcoming FSV Mainz 05 to BayArena in round 21 in the German Bundesliga.
Leverkusen is still finding their form after the Christmas break, and they can’t seem to find it. Leverkusen has won only 2 of their last 6 games, but they were both against some tough opponents. Because of their bad streak, Leverkusen has dropped to 5th place in the Bundesliga standings, and they are no longer on the Champions League spot. Leverkusen has 35 points, 37 scored goals, and 21 conceded goals so far this season. in their last Bundesliga game, Leverkusen was hosting Stuttgart, and they were fantastic in that game with 56% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and a decent 81% of the correct passes. Leverkusen was outstanding in the attacking end in this match, and they have won this game 5-2. Alario is still Leverkusen’s best player with 8 goals, while Schick and Bailey added 5 goals each. Diaby added 6 assists. Arias, Paulinho, Weiser, Baumgartlinger, Bellarabi, and Bender are all injured for Leverkusen. It’s a big weekend for Leverkusen, both in Bundesliga and the Europa League, and they will be looking to keep their winning streak alive, they are certainly capable of it.
Mainz has shown some signs of life as of late, but it’s still not enough for them to get out of the relegation zone. Mainz is in 17th place with 13 points, and they are now 4 points away from safety. For a weak team as Mainz is, the defense is important, but Mainz is terrible on the defensive end, and they have conceded 40 goals in 20 games. Offensively, Mainz is barely scoring, and they have scored 19 goals. Mainz was hosting Union Berlin in their last game, and they have had 43% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and only 65% of the correct passes. Mainz got ahead in the 22nd minute from the penalty spot, and they got lucky when Union Berlin conceded a red card in the 55th minute. Mainz has won this match 1-0. Mateta has been in solid form considering how weak his team is, and he has scored 7 goals, while Niakhate added 3 goals. Quaison is the only injured player for Mainz at this time. The good news for Mainz is that there is still a little bit of time for them to try and save their season, and they can play good soccer, but I’m not sure they have it in them to turn this season around.
Mainz hasn’t won any of their last 6 games against Leverkusen, and they haven’t won any of their last 5 games on the road. Mainz has also won only 1 game on the road this season. Leverkusen is the better team here, and it would be bad for them to lose this game before their Europa League match.