Mainz & Bayer Leverkusen meet on Match-day 4

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Next Saturday at 3:30pm GMT, on matchday 4 of the Bundesliga, we will see Mainz play Bayer at the OPEL Arena.

Mainz will take on Bayer on Saturday, as fourth takes on seventeenth in the League.

Mainz’s campaign so far has seen them accrue seven points this season

Mainz will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Augsburg, which itself followed a draw to Union Berlin, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Also, Mainz keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three meetings is astonishing this season and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. With seven points (2W, 0L and 1D), they are established in fourth position in the League having won two matches and drawn one game.

Playing at home, Mainz have drawn one game.

Victory for Mainz would take their points tally to 10 so far this season.

A solid defensive team

Mainz’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding two goals in their previous fixtures. This has been an average season so far, in terms of performance and entertainment, even though they have delivered a decent rate of goals (4). Their stand out attacking players have been Karim Onisiwo (3), Lee Jae Sung (1), and Finn Dahmen.

Going into Saturday’s game, Bo Svensson without one of his players, due to illness or injury.

Gerardo Seoane’s Bayer, away to Mainz on Saturday, hoping to improve relegation prospects

Is this to be the game where Bayer to put a halt to their recent record of poor results? They go into this fixture on the back of two recent defeats to Hoffenheim and Augsburg.

Also, these are challenging times for Gerardo Seoane’s Bayer, having suffered three losses in three games, and taking them into relegation territory. This is a run of form that has to be stopped quickly. They currently stand seventeenth in the League, with no points for a total of 0 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws having lost three fixtures.

Playing away from home, Bayer have lost one game.

Bayer are missing five players through injury or illness. This will affect Gerardo Seoane’s selection choices significantly.

Mainz v Bayer Leverkusen – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels when these two rivals meet, the tendency has been for Bayer to take all the points with 17 wins and five draws. Also, Mainz recent form against Bayer has been outstanding, winning on three out of the last four matches. The last time they played each other in this competition was February 2022, when Mainz walked away as 3-2 winners.

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