On Sunday, starting with 14:30, the Leipzig – Mainz match will be played, within the first stage of the Bundesliga. Leipzig won 5 of the 8 direct matches with Mainz, with a total goal difference of 28-12. In the previous season, the “bulls” won 8-0 at home and 5-0 away. In these two duels, Timo Werner, now at Chelsea, scored 6 times.
A very important season follows for Leipzig, which wants to fight for all the trophies at stake. Julian Nagelsmann’s students reached the semifinals of the Champions League, where they lost to Paris Saint-Germain, and in the Bundesliga they finished third. Even if Werner left for Chelsea, Leipzig has enough offensive quality in the group, especially after the return of the South Korean Hwang, successfully loaned to the “sister” Salzburg. At the beginning of the season, the “bulls” won 3-0 in Nuremberg, in the first round of the German Cup, already announcing their claims.
Mainz played a lot of weak matches last season, but impressed in the end with the 3 successes in the last 5 stages, including a super 2-0 at Dortmund. The group coached by Achim Beierlorzer is in its 12th consecutive season in the Bundesliga and will try to continue its series after this season. In 2019/2020, Mainz finished in 13th place, with 7 points over Dusseldorf, which relegated, receiving 65 goals, only 4 other teams having a more permissive defense.
-Leipzig defeated Mainz 13-0 overall last season;
-The “bulls” sold Werner (28 goals) to Chelsea;
-Quaison scored 13 times for Mainz last season;
-The “Carnival Club” is in its 12th consecutive season in the Bundesliga;
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Mukiele, Sabitzer (c), Kampl, Angelino – Olmo, Hwang – Poulsen
Absent: Hartmann, Konate, Laimer, Martinez
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Mainz: Zentner – Baku, St. Juste, Niakhate, Brosinksi – Barreiro, Latza (c) – Burkardt, Boetius, Quaison – Mateta
Absent: Bell, Fernandes, Kunde
Coach: Achim Beierlorzer
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,53