Mainz 05 vs RB Leipzig 04/05/19

4 May 2019

An unpredictable Mainz 05 side welcomes an in-form RB Leipzig to the Opel Arena looking to bounce back after a disappointing 1-0 away loss to Hannover 96 last time out.

Although they’ve started 2019 off on the right foot, securing back-to-back Bundesliga wins, the hosts have been going through a challenging period for the past three months. Die Nullfünfer have not only lost nine of their last 12 BL outings (W3, L9), but they’ve also failed to find the net six times across those clashes. However, Sandro Schwarz’s men have pulled off four wins in six BL home matches since the turn of the year (W4, L2), netting 3+ match goals three times in the process. Even though they’ve endured mixed fortunes in their last six league games (W2, L4), Karnevalsverein have still managed to entertain the fans, as five of those meetings have produced over 2.5 goals, with four of them featuring over 3.5 goals.

Meanwhile, the visitors’ remarkable run of form has seen them clinch seven straight Bundesliga wins and seal the Champions League promotion, with three league matches left to play. Although the Red Bulls bagged 2+ match goals in all six of their last BL victories, just two of them have been accompanied by a clean sheet. Impressively, Ralf Rangnick’s men have wrapped up a maximum of 21 points from their seven BL road games in 2019, beating their rivals to nil four times during the run. Additionally, the Red Bulls have scored 3+ match goals four times in that period while leading at the halftime break on five occasions.

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