Bundesliga – Mainz at home to RB Leipzig

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This Saturday sees Mainz go head to head with Leipzig at the OPEL Arena – Kick-off 3:30pm GMT.

Currently sitting in eleventh place, Leipzig will travel to Mainz, who are one places lower in the League and sit in twelfth place.

Mainz face their opponents with equal points, both teams will doubtless be keen to make progress

Mainz will take a huge positive from their recent 2-1 win against SC Freiburg at Europa-Park-Stadion.

Also, suffering three losses in five fixtures is a terrible run of form for any club, Bo Svensson’s Mainz will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. They currently stand twelfth in the League, with 11 points for a total of 3 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws having won three games, drawn two fixtures, and lost three meetings.

When Mainz host Leipzig, they will do so on the back of two darts and one defeats on their own ground.

Mainz will have 14 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Injury and illness have depleted Bo Svensson’s Mainz and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Saturday’s match.

RB Leipzig face his opponents, equal on points, with both keen to make progress

With Leipzig having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Marco Rose’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Leipzig keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. With 11 points, they currently sit eleventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws having won three fixtures, drawn two games, and lost three meetings.

Leipzig have drawn one game and lost three matches of their four League matches away from home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take RB Leipzig’s points from 11 to 14, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Leipzig have a good scoring record this season, with 13 netted so far (11 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Christopher Nkunku (6), Timo Werner (3), and Willi Orban (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Leipzig so far, having conceded 12 goals in their last fixtures so far.

Leipzig are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Marco Rose is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without five of his key players

Mainz v RB Leipzig – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Leipzig with a greater number of wins. In the last 12 meetings, they have enjoyed seven wins, to Mainz’s three victories. Additionally, Leipzig have left Mainz with a win on six out of nine fixtures. Their most recent encounter in this competition was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 4-1 win for The 05ers.

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