Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to climb to the Champions League berth in the Bundesliga standings when they host Mainz. Peter Bosz’s troops did well to beat Stuttgart 5-2 in their last league fixture, with Demirbay scoring a brace.
Maiz remain in the relegation zone despite beating Union Berlin in their last Bundesliga game. 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.
Borussia Dortmund will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Freiburg when they host Hoffenheim. Edin Terzic’s men have been struggling to find their form in 2021, with the team losing three of the previous four league fixtures. Teenage attacker Youssoufa Moukoko, who scored as a substitute in the defeat to Freiburg, is pushing for a start. Die Kraichgauer failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Bayern Munchen (1-4) and Eintracht Frankfurt (1-3), with the team dropping to 12th position in the standings. Since Borussia Dortmund are desperate to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
Werder Bremen and Freiburg face each other at Weserstadion in the Bundesliga round 21. Die Werderaner were not in action at the weekend as their game against Arminia Bielefeld was cancelled due to water-logged pitch. Werder Bremen, though, are not regarded as good hosts, with the team eyeing their only third home win of the process.
Freiburg, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Christian Streich’s troops have been impressive at home ground of late, but seeing that they have been anything but brilliant on the road in 2021, share of spoils is on the cards at Weserstadion. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in six of Werder’s previous seven league fixtures.
Union Berlin and Schalke 04 face each other at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei . The capital club aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Mainz, with the team eyeing their first league win since January 15 when they defeated Bayer Leverkusen . Union Berlin produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Talented defender Nico Schlotterbeck is banned for the match following his sending off in the 1-0 loss to Mainz.
Die Knappen do not seem to be competitive at this level, with the team sitting in the ultimate position with only 8 points in the pocket. Schalke 04 experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Leipzig, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.