Both sides could only manage a point in their respective games last weekend. Mainz came back from two goals down to draw at Cologne while Leipzig needed a Yusuf Poulsen’s late strike to salvage a point at home against Freiburg.
The result put Die Rotten Bullen seven points behind Bayern Munich, and they can’t afford to drop points if they still harbour hopes of winning the title.
Mainz meanwhile are just four points clear of the relegation zone and could be in trouble with a defeat on Sunday.
Mainz have gone three matches unbeaten for the first time this season (W1, D2).
The 05ers are also unbeaten in their last two home games against Leipzig (W1, D1).
Beierlorzer’s men have won seven of the eight games in which 12-goal top scorer Quaison has been on target. The Swede has one goal to show for his previous five meetings with Leipzig.
Leipzig have already scored as many goals as they managed across last season in its entirety (63). Four more would break their club-record 66-goal return of 2016/17.
Werner has had the biggest hand in his side’s tally this season, with 21 Bundesliga goals. One more would move him into a career-best territory for a single campaign. He has only scored one in his last eight, though.
Betting Tips: Mainz comeback will give them the boost needed, but Leipzig can’t afford to lose more ground on Bayern Munich.
This has the hallmark of a draw written all over it. ( Leipzig 1x or BTS)