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Bitesize Prediction: Mainz vs Bayer Leverkusen – 18/02/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Bundesliga 17 Feb 2022


Competition: Bundesliga

Market: Bayer Leverkusen win

Odds: 6/5 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their Champions League charge this weekend, Bayer Leverkusen will make the trip to the MEWA Arena on Friday night when they meet Mainz.

Starting with the hosts, while Mainz might have marked their return from January’s brief winter break with a 2-0 win against Hoffenheim on home soil, Head Coach Christian Heidel has seen his side endure an inconsistent spell over recent months. Having to settle for a 1-1 draw away at Freiburg last weekend, the Rhineland-Palatinate-based outfit have won just one of their last five Bundesliga outings. With their recent struggles highlighted by shock back-to-back defeats against Bochum and Furth last month, Mainz should also be worried about their recent struggles against this weekend’s guests. Including a deserved 1-0 loss when they made the trip to the BayArena back on September 25h, they have failed to win any of their last eight meetings against the top-four contenders, suffering seven defeats.

As for the visitors, storming their way to a 4-2 win at home against Stuttgart, Bayer Leverkusen find themselves enjoying a real purple patch this season. Gaining a host of plaudits and storming their way to the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, Gerardo Seoane’s men now have their sights firmly set on clinching a top-four finish. Marking their return from January’s brief winter break with a stellar 5-2 victory against Borussia Dortmund on the road, Leverkusen have won each of their last four Bundesliga outings on the spin. It should also be noted, enjoying a remarkable free-scoring run, Die Werkself have bagged 16 goals on their four-match winning run. Holding a rampant record against Friday’s opponents, including a 1-0 victory earlier in the season, we’re backing a similar outcome here.

Bet: Bayer Leverkusen 6/5 to beat Mainz in Friday’s Bundesliga battle @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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