BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
On Sunday afternoon, Mainz host RB Leipzig at the Opel Arena, as the visitors look to keep alive their slim title hopes.
The home side still needs to collect points to avoid being pulled into the relegation play-off spot. Achim Beierlorzer’s team are currently 15th in the table but are just four points clear of Fortuna Dusseldorf, who are in the relegation play-off spot.
Mainz head into this game on the back of a three-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga, although they have also won just once in their last five outings in the German top-flight.
The home team are three games unbeaten on home soil in the German top-flight but have also claimed just one win in their last seven home matches in the Bundesliga.
Die Roten Bullen slipped to fourth place in the Bundesliga table last weekend when Freiburg held them to a 1-1 draw. The result means that fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen are now just a point adrift of Julian Nagelsmann’s team in the race for the Champions League spots. They are also seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
The draw last time out was their third straight draw in the German top-flight, but it also means that the visitors are unbeaten in seven league outings. A record of five draws in seven Bundesliga matches is likely to prove fatal to their title bid.
Leipzig have been poor on their travels of late, winning just one of their last five matches on the road in the German top-flight.
The home side looks set to be without goalkeeper Robin Zentner due to injury. RB Leipzig have no reported injury problems. However, head coach Nagelsmann may make changes to his starting line-up after the disappointing 1-1 draw with Freiburg.
Mainz have not been in great form, while Leipzig have drawn too many games of late. However, I believe that Nagelsmann’s team will come out on top in a potentially highly-entertaining clash.
PREDICTION – AWAY WIN
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