Both teams have rustled the onion bag in seven of the eight German Bundesliga games featuring either Mainz or Leverkusen and one thinks that backing both sides to score when they come head to head on Saturday is a decent betting play.
Include other competitions such as the German DFB Pokal, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League and those aforementioned numbers become even more impressive. Both teams have hit the back of the net in each of Mainz’s six matches and Leverkusen’s half a dozen games are 5-1.
Mainz won at Bremen in the midweek German Bundesliga round but not without conceding a goal to what is quite possibly the worst side in the division. Mainz took part in a 4-4 German Bundesliga draw at home to Hoffenheim two weeks ago and last month the 0-Fives drew 3-3 in a German DFB Pokal match at German Regionalliga team Unterhaching.
Leverkusen’s midweek German Bundesliga 0-0 home draw with Augsburg was the first time that both sides had not scored in one of its games but it is worth noting that the Factory Team missed a penalty kick midway through the second half and that the Fuggerstadter had netted only three goals in their previous three divisional matches. Augsburg went to Leverkusen to get a German Bundesliga point and succeeded.
Last term’s corresponding German Bundesliga fixture resulted in a 3-1 home victory for Mainz in which both sides scored in the first 65 minutes. Odds of 13/201.65-1540.65-1.540.65 about both Mainz and Leverkusen scoring at the Opel Arena make it one’s best bet on the German Bundesliga card as the 18 teams back up quickly from one of the league’s rare midweek rounds.
Marathonbet is listing odds of 4/51.80-1250.80-1.250.80 about under two and a half goals in Saturday’s German Bundesliga game between Frankfurt and Hertha and one thinks that there is a good chance that it will be a relatively uneventful match.
Four of Frankfurt’s five matches across all competitions have gone under two and a half goals, the exception being its 2-1 German Bundesliga home win over Leverkusen in which all three goals were scored in the second half. Three of Hertha’s five games in various tournaments have gone under two and a half goals and none of its matches have exceeded three and a half goals. Hertha is a conservative side and that is especially true when it ventures away from Berlin.
Each of the last three German Bundesliga meetings between Frankfurt and Hertha have gone under two and a half goals, including last season’s corresponding game that ended 1-1.
Ingolstadt is heading out of the German Bundesliga unless it improves quickly and one’s final pick of the weekend round is the Schanzer to lose at Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Sixteen German Bundesliga away matches without a win tells you everything that you need to know about Ingolstadt’s problems on its travels and the Schanzer would have had serious trouble remaining in the top flight if they had started last term as poorly as they finished it.
Monchengladbach, which is available at odds of 7/101.70-1430.70-1.430.70 with many bookmakers, including BoyleSports and Unibet, has won each of its last nine German Bundesliga home games so the Foals are reliable performers in their own pitch.
Mainz v Bayer Leverkusen – Both Teams to Score
Saturday 24th September, 14:30 GMT
Frankfurt v Hertha Berlin – Under 2.5 Goals
Saturday 24th September, 14:30 GMT
Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.
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