On the 23rd of January, in this week 18 match, Mainz 05 will play host to RB Leipzig in a meeting of these two Bundesliga teams. Mainz 05 is fresh off their 0-2 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt. André Silva scored the first goal for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 24th minute on a penalty, then André Silva added another in the 72nd minute on a penalty shot At the end of 90 a dissapointed Mainz 05 couldn’t manage to score, and Eintracht Frankfurt took the shutout win. They’re hoping to improve on their recent performance, having earned only 6 points in their last 10 matches, while rB Leipzig is fresh off their 1-3 loss against Borussia Dortmund. Jadon Sancho scored the first goal for Borussia Dortmund in the 55th minute, then Erling Braut Håland added another in the 71st minute. RB Leipzig should be reasonably happy with their recent performance, earning 18 points in their last 10 matches.

In their last match together, RB Leipzig was victorious by a score of 3 to 1. Emil Forsberg struck first for RB Leipzig in the 17th minute on a penalty shot, then Yussuf Poulsen added another in the 21st minute on a feed from Daniel Olmo.

Yussuf Poulsen has been the most prolific scorer on RB Leipzig in his last 5 matches with 2 goals. Danny Latza and Jean-Paul Boëtius are the top scorers for Mainz 05 in the last 5 matches, but unfortunately they only have one goal. It’s hard to imagine having success with those stats

Pierre Kunde, Edimilson Fernandes, Luca Kilian and Levin Öztunali are unavailable to play for Mainz 05, while RB Leipzig will be without Hee Chan Hwang, Benjamin Henrichs, Marcel Sabitzer, Konrad Laimer, Christopher Nkunku, Kevin Kampl, Ibrahima Konaté, Nordi Mukiele, Lukas Klostermann, Justin Kluivert and Lazar Samardžić.