Bayer Leverkusen vs. Mainz Betting Preview – Bundesliga, June 27
It has been an incredible second half of the season for Leverkusen, but it might end up counting for nothing unless it can beat Mainz on the final day of the campaign.
Even that might not be enough to overtake Borussia Monchengladbach to claim the fourth Champions League spot if other games don’t go Leverkusen’s way. But I’ll talk more in depth about this one below with my Bayer Leverkusen vs. Mainz prediction and betting pick.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Mainz Odds
Bayer Leverkusen is one of the few clubs in the Bundesliga that is going into the final matchday with something to play for. So BetOnline making the home side the overwhelming favorite here is very predictable. Mainz is now safe from relegation, so it could take this one very easy.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Mainz Match Preview
As good as Leverkusen has been since Christmas, it might still not be enough to finish in the top four. That would be a huge shame after how the side has played. But the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Hertha Berlin at the weekend means that it must now rely on other results to see where in the league it finishes.
Three points here is crucial, though, so expect to see Leverkusen race out of the blocks in an attempt to put the result beyond any real doubt very early on. Then it will just be a case of waiting to hear if Hertha can do it any favors by beating Monchengladbach this Saturday.
Mainz will already be celebrating a top-flight survival that seemed unlikely just a few weeks ago. Hovering just above the drop zone before the extended break, even the goals of Robin Quaison hadn’t looked like saving Mainz from an anxious final day. But the 3-1 win over Werder Bremen last weekend made it nine points from a possible twelve.
There have been some important victories since the Bundesliga resumed that have helped Mainz escape relegation, but the draw with Dusseldorf just before the break was just as important as it meant that a major rival was unable to take a huge advantage from just that one game. Now the Mainz players can enjoy the summer.
Prediction and Pick
Bayer Leverkusen to Win-370
It would be a huge surprise if Leverkusen didn’t win this one quite convincingly. It needs the three points to stand any chance of qualifying for the Champions League and — disregarding Robin Quaison’s final goal-scoring total — the visitors will largely be uninterested onlookers. Put this down as a home win.
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