Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz prediction, odds & betting tips – 23/02/2024

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Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz prediction
Bayer Leverkusen can cement their position at the summit – Photo by Icon sport

Table-topping Bayer Leverkusen welcome Mainz to the BayArena for what could be a one-sided Bundesliga on Friday evening. View our expert Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz prediction for the contest below.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz predictions: Leverkusen to dominate from the first whistle

Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz predictions
Our pick

⚽Over 2.5 Team Goals prediction

Bayer Leverkusen

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Mainz

⚽ Match Handicap prediction

Bayer Leverkusen -1.0 Handicap

Bayer Leverkusen continued their march towards a first-ever Bundesliga title when they beat Heidenheim last weekend and Die Werkself are well-placed to win for the 19th time in 23 league fixtures overall when they host Mainz on Friday.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers side heavily with Leverkusen

  • HOME: 2/9 (1.22) – 81.8%
  • DRAW: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%
  • AWAY: 14/1 (15.00) – 6.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Unsurprisingly, Bayer Leverkusen are the overwhelming favourites to win on Friday and the unbeaten title chasers have dropped just four of the 33 points on offer to them at home soil this season.

Last five H2Hs: Leverkusen targeting second bit win over Mainz

Germany Bundesliga I 30/09/23

Mainz

Mainz

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Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

3

Germany Bundesliga I 19/02/23

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Mainz

Mainz

3

Germany Bundesliga I 27/08/22

Mainz

Mainz

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Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

3

Germany Bundesliga I 18/02/22

Mainz

Mainz

3
Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Germany Bundesliga I 25/09/21

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Mainz

Mainz

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Bayer Leverkusen flexed their considerable muscle in a 3-0 win over Mainz in September and despite losing to Die Nullfünfer when the teams last met at the BayArena, the title favourites will expect to complete the league double over their opponents on Friday.

Team news and form guide

Bayer Leverkusen: No fresh injury worries for Leverkusen

Exequiel Palacios and Victor Boniface are big-name absentees for Bayer Leverkusen in midfield and attack respectively while back-up keeper Arthur is also sidelined.

Predicted lineup: Hradecky – Stanisic, Tah, Hincapie – Frimpong, Xhaka, Andrich, Grimaldo – Wirtz, Schick, Adli

Germany DFB Pokal 25/05/24

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Kaiserslautern

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Bayer Leverkusen

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UEFA Europa League 22/05/24

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Atalanta

Atalanta

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Bayer Leverkusen

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Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

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Augsburg

Augsburg

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Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Germany Bundesliga I 12/05/24

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Bochum

Bochum

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Bayer Leverkusen

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UEFA Europa League 09/05/24

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Roma

Roma

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Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Mainz: Visitors look depleted at the back

Mainz will be missing Andreas Hanche-Olsen, Maxim Leitsch and Stefan Bell, leaving them a little short at the back, while Tom Krauß, Edimilson Fernandes and Jonathan Burkardt are injured further up the pitch.

Predicted lineup: Zentner- Kohr, van den Berg, Widmer – Mwene, Barreiro, Amiri, Cac – Gruda, Jae-Sung, Onisiwo

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

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Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

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Mainz

Mainz

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Germany Bundesliga I 11/05/24

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Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

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Mainz

Mainz

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Germany Bundesliga I 05/05/24

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Heidenheim

Heidenheim

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Mainz

Mainz

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Germany Bundesliga I 28/04/24

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Cologne

Cologne

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Mainz

Mainz

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Germany Bundesliga I 21/04/24

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SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

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Mainz

Mainz

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Our free expert picks: Bayer Leverkusen to enjoy routine 3-0 victory

Don’t forget, you can view even more of our latest betting tips and predictions on our dedicated page.

Bayer Leverkusen are Friday’s expected winners by a large wedge and smart bettors will expect goals at the BayArena. You can back over 2.5 goals to hit the net at a generous-looking 8/15 (1.53). That option carries a 65.2% probability of success.

Hot tip – Over 2.5 Bayer Leverkusen Goals

  • Bayer Leverkusen eased to a 3-0 win over Mainz when the teams last met in September.
  • Bayer Leverkusen plundered at least three goals in three of their last four Bundesliga home games.

Other tips

Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Mainz

  • Bayer Leverkusen managed to beat Mainz 3-0 when the sides locked horns earlier in the campaign.
  • Leverkusen have been averaging 2.90 goals per home game in the Bundesliga this season.

Bayer Leverkusen -1.0 Goal Handicap

  • Bayer Leverkusen have covered a -1.0 goal handicap in 70% of their last ten home games in the league.
  • Leverkusen won by two or more goals in two of their last three encounters with Mainz.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz prediction
Jeremie Frimpong has been a regular goal scorer this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Jeremie Frimpong

Flying Dutch fullback Jeremie Frimpong has been enjoying a remarkably productive season for Leverkusen and the Oranje international scored his seventh Bundesliga goal of the campaign when he notched against Heidenheim last weekend.

Frimpong a contender in two markets

Frimpong has also chipped in with six assists in the German top tier this term and the rapid flanksman would be a more than useful option to either score or assist anytime again against Mainz on Friday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.