Bayern Munich v Mainz: Bundesliga Match-day 12

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Bundesliga action on Saturday as Bayern and Mainz meet at the Allianz Arena – 3:30pm GMT.

Mainz are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Bayern, as sixth place takes on second in the League.

With the Bundesliga season well into its stride, Bayern Munich have managed to gain 22 points

Having lost to Hoffenheim in their last game, Julian Nagelsmann’s men must reset and try to gain a positive result in this match.

Also, another game and another win for Bayern, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 22 points, they currently sit second in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 6 wins, 1 losses and 4 draws having won six matches, drawn four games, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Bayern have won three meetings and drawn two fixtures.

A win in this fixture, would take Bayern Munich’s points from 22 to 25, so far this season.

A solid defensive team

Bayern have a solid defence, with only eight goals conceded in their previous matches. Bayern have one of the best goal scoring records so far this season, with 32 so far (31 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Jamal Musiala (6), Leroy Sane (5), and Sadio Mane (5).

Bayern are missing four players through injury or illness. This will affect Julian Nagelsmann’s selection choices significantly.

This season’s Bundesliga campaign, has so far seen Mainz achieve 18 points

Mainz will take a huge positive from their recent 5-0 win against FC Köln at Opel Arena.

Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Mainz can continue to extend their winning streak from two games then Bo Svensson’s squad will have an incredible season. Now they have 5 matches won, 3 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 18 points having won five matches, drawn three meetings, and lost three fixtures.

Mainz’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Bayern. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four games and lost two meetings.

A win in this fixture would take Mainz’s points to 21 in the League.

Bo Svensson could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

Bayern Munich v Mainz – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Bayern and Mainz have faced each other 35 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Bayern’s favour (25 – 6). In addition, Mainz have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Bayern in fourteen out of the previous 20 games with them. Their most recent encounter in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 3-1 win for Bayern Munich.

Performance Report

For Bayern, Jamal Musiala, one of their best scorers, has nettedsix goals in 11 League fixtures this Bundesliga Season, while Karim Onisiwo is a top performing player who has scoredfour goals in 11 League matches so far for Mainz.

Other standout players for Bayern are Leroy Sane and Sadio Mane with five goals and five goals respectively and for Mainz are Aaron Martin and Marcus Ingvartsen with three goals and three goals respectively.