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RB Leipzig vs FSV Mainz 05 Predictions

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RB Leipzig
FSV Mainz 05

Over 2.5 Match Goals

8/11odds when tipped
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FSV Mainz 05 3-2

40/1odds when tipped
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Tip Reasoning

  • Leipzig are missing at least 11 players for this match.
  • Each of the last five Bundesliga H2Hs produced over 3.5 total goals.
  • Four of Mainz’s last five away league games produced over 2.5 total goals.

COVID chaos at the Red Bull Arena

The new year has not begun in particularly ideal circumstances for RB Leipzig after an underwhelming first half of the campaign left them way off the mark in terms of securing Champions League qualification as their squad has been decimated by injuries and Coronavirus.

Here, the hosts will be without key men such as Emil Forsberg, Christopher Nkunku, Anderson Silva, Nordi Mukiele, Dani Olmo and more for this clash, which will surely put a strain on the typically fearsome attacks that Leipzig can put together on a going day.

Illness and injuries aside, Leipzig sit below Mainz in the table due to their sub-par performances in the first half of the campaign, which makes the odds-on price about them winning this at the time of writing look like poor value indeed.

A fixture often fuelled by goals

This game has consistently been a spectacle for onlooking neutrals as ten of the last 11 meetings between the two produced at least three match goals. In fact, the last 11 Bundesliga H2Hs averaged a whopping 4.55 total goals per-match.

Given the H2H history and lack of players on both sides, but mainly Leipzig’s, I predict that we will see a high scoring affair here which Mainz could just about come out on the right side of with a 3-2 win.

Feel free to back over 3.5 goals or even over 4.5, though I am playing it safe on the shorter odds about the over 2.5 total goals for my main prediction in this chaotic clash.

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