Mainz vs RB Leipzig Prediction: Bundesliga | 08.10.2022

Two sides that find themselves in the middle of the standings in the Bundesliga clash this weekend. RB Leipzig sit just above Mainz at this stage, but they will be looking to edge closer towards the European spots with a third win in four games.

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RB Leipzig were very underwhelming over the early weeks of the season, but they finally look to be building momentum at this stage of the campaign. They sit three points off the European places coming into this round of fixtures after winning twice in their previous three fixtures in the Bundesliga.

Their latest win came in their previous fixture, as they recorded a third win of the campaign in the Bundesliga. That win was recorded in strong fashion at Red Bull Arena, as they breezed past Bochum to claim a 4-0 success. Timo Werner scored a brace in the success, while Christopher Nkunku, who has reportedly agreed to sign for Chelsea next summer, also netted twice.

Mainz come into this fixture just a place below Leipzig, but the two sides are level on points. Mainz started the season relatively well, and occupied a European spot. However, the are now winless in their previous three fixtures, which has seen them drop into the bottom half of the standings.

A second defeat in three games was inflicted in their previous fixture, as they suffered a 2-1 defeat on the road against Freiburg. Aaron Caricol scored the goal for Mainz in that defeat, but the goal was no more than a consolation, as it was scored when the German side were already 2-0 down in the fixture.

Mainz vs RB Leipzig Head to Head

Leipzig has only beaten Mainz once in the previous three fixtures between the sides. During that run, Mainz has picked up two victories, with both coming in fixtures that they have played at home. In fact, the team playing at home in this fixture has won the previous four.

Mainz vs RB Leipzig Prediction

Leipzig’s form has improved over recent weeks, but they still aren’t at their peak level of performance. Still, we expect them to score in this fixture. However, we still expect the points to be shared, as we could see a draw with both teams scoring being the result.

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