Matchday 10 of the 2023–24 Bundesliga campaign takes place this week. The most recent round of matches begins on Friday, with 5 matches taking place at once on Saturday. In another of those, RB Leipzig will be welcomed to MEWA Arena by bottom-feeding FSV Mainz.
The home team is still looking for their initial league victory of the year after an incredibly lackluster beginning to the campaign. They last faced off in the league versus Bochum, drawing 2-2, then on Wednesday they lost 3-0 to Hertha Berlin within the DFB Pokal. Mainz has only 3 victories from 9 matches, which puts them at the bottom of the Bundesliga rankings. They want to avoid an imminent struggle for relegation, thus they will likely be anxious for a win this coming Saturday. Die Nullfunfer will be eager to continue their 15-year Bundesliga tenure after finishing in the top half of the league in each of Svensson’s two full campaigns in charge. However, given their current play, their prospects of breaking their losing streak versus Leipzig on Saturday seem remote.
In contrast, RB Leipzig will consider themselves among the initial contenders for the championship because of their strong league play this campaign. In their most recent league game, they defeated a 10-man Koln squad 6-0, with 5 different players scoring, including the squad’s leading scorer Lois Openda, who got two goals. With 20 points after 9 matches, the visitors are ranked 5th in the league standings. They will try to close the five-point deficit with Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Leipzig’s solid grip on the DFB-Pokal came to an end on Tuesday as they lost 1-0 to Wolfsburg, bringing them back to reality. Rose and his team, though, will be more concerned with pursuing a challenge for the title while making as much progress as possible in the Champions League. They have a very good chance of making it out of Group G, having recently defeated Red Star Belgrade 3-1 and moving 5 points away from Young Boys.
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Mainz vs RB Leipzig Game Information
- Date: 11/04/2023
- Time: 10:30 AM ET
- Location: MEWA ARENA, Mainz, Germany.
- How to Watch Mainz vs RB Leipzig: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv