Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to climb to the Champions League berth in the Bundesliga standings when they host Mainz at their BayArena on Matchday 21. Peter Bosz’s troops did well to crush Stuttgart 5-2 in their last league fixture, with Demirbay scoring a brace. Pacey winger Bailey found the net at the weekend as well, and we are positive that he is going to prove a handful for Mainz defenders.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, remain in the relegation zone despite beating Union Berlin in their last Bundesliga game. Mainz, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Bayer Leverkusen’s party at BayArena. It has to be noted that Bayer Leverkusen are eyeing their seventh consecutive win over Mainz in the German top flight. In the first half of the season Alario’s goal helped the BayArena outfit pick up all three points from the Opel Arena clash.
Highlighted Player (Kerem Demirbay):
Kerem Demirbay is a product of Schalke 04 football academy. After playing for die Knappen from 1999 to 2007 he joined Borussia Dortmund and it has to be noted that he played for Wattenscheid during his youth career as well. The German footballer of Turkish descent made 28 appearances for Borussia Dortmund II before joining Hamburger SV senior team in 2013.
However, you should know that he played no more than three games in Bundesliga for die Rothosen. Kerem Demirbay played for Kaiserslautern and Fortuna Dusseldorf on loan from 2014 to 2016 and he moved to Hoffenheim in the summer of 2016. Kerem Demirbay scored six goals, while providing ten assists for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign.
Demirbay, who was born in Herten, Germany on July 3, 1993 is an attacking midfielder, but he is used as both central and right midfielder as well. The Hoffenheim ace played international youth football for Turkey, but he decided to represent Germany at senior level. Kerem Demirbay made his debut for Germany in a friendly against Denmark on June 6, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Mainz):
1. FSV Mainz 05 is a German football club from the city Mainz. The club managed to reach the highest German football division the Bundesliga in 2009. FSV Mainz was founded in 1905. The club host it’s home game in the Coface Arena which holds a capacity of 35 000 seats. The stadium was build in 2011 and is considered as one of the most modern stadiums in the nation. De most known nickname for FSV Mainz is Die 05’er. The club colours are red and white.
FSV Mainz never won a title in their history. Not in the Bundesliga and not even in the 2. Bundesliga or the 3. Bundesliga. Mainz managed to reach the UEFA Cup in 2005/2006 where they lost against Sevilla FC. In 2011/2012 and 2014/2015 the club from Mainz got knocked out in the qualification stage.
Known players that played in the Mainz kit in their career are: Holtby, Schurrle, Klop pand Subotic.