Koln vs Mainz Predictions and Betting Preview 17 May 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-2
With avid fans across the world left frustrated by the lack of football action over the last few months, the German Bundesliga has come to our rescue. An action-packed weekend of matches on the horizon, the anticipation and excitement have been unreal.
Match status: 2019/20 Bundesliga - Matchweek 26
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne)
Plying their trade in unfamiliar territory this campaign following their recent promotion from the league's second tier, FC Koln have left fans astounded by their performance levels. Though touted by the bookmakers as relegation-candidates, the Billy Goats are living the dream in the German top-flight.

In fact, Marcus Gisdol’s charges are well on course to booking a spot in next season’s Europa League campaign. A measly five points adrift of Schalke 04 in sixth place, a good run of form over the next few weeks could see the Billy Goats break into the highly-averred top-six mix.

Welcoming relegation-threatened Mainz to the RheinEnergieStadion this weekend, the home side should have enough about themselves to see off Achim Beierlorzer’s side to realize their Europa League dreams.

FC Koln vs Mainz 05 Team News

Last time out in the league, FC Koln were dragged to the cleaners by a spirited Borussia Monchengladbach side, the latter posting a 2-1 scorecard to salvage all three points. It indeed was a good game for the Billy Goats as they nearly nicked a point off of their title-chasing counterpart. 

That particular game went down in history as Bundesliga's first-ever game to be played behind closed doors. Koln were on top for large parts of the game but had profligacy to blame for the loss. Had they capitalized on many of their gilt-edged chances, they could easily have won.

Prior to the disappointing loss, the Billy Goats had been on a three-game winning streak, one that propelled them to the top half of the table and within reach of the league's top guns. The fortune changes around the club are unbelievable. One minute, fans are hollering at the manager, and the next, they have hopped on the bandwagon. Things change quickly in this game of football.

Mainz 05, on the other hand, were deep-balls in the relegation zone but have redeemed themselves, thanks to some spirited displays just before the suspension of German football in March. Involved in relegation obscurity, a mini-resurgence saw them rise from the base of the table to sit 17th, a point clear of the drop-zone.

They were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw on the last match-day against Fortuna Dusseldorf as they squandered a one-goal lead towards the end of the game. The home fans were left disappointed as they headed home with a single point in the bag.

It is worth noting that the home side have turned the RheinEnergieStadion to something of a fortress this year. Barring an inevitable loss against defending champions Bayern Munich, they have produced impressive results and performances. In fact, they demolished Schalke 04 in one of their most recent games, firing three unanswered goals past the opposition goalie.

Mainz are known to be really lackluster on their travels with a terrible away record in their name. It’s been rinse and repeat for Achim Beierlorzer’s men as they rarely do draws. Following a 4-0 Europa League meltdown against Wolves, they quickly made up with an impressive 1-3 win against Hertha Berlin.

Injured or Suspended Players

FC Koln: Rafael Czichos.

Mainz 05: Robin Zentner.

Pre-Match Odds

FC Koln: 1.95
Draw: 3.94
Mainz 05: 4

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Koln vs Mainz Predictions

An exciting game awaits us at the RheinEnergieStadion this Sunday. Two teams bent on league success will battle it out for maximum points, but we can only have one winner. Home advantage, as well as recent form, looks good on the Billy Goats.

However, the 05ers are no pushovers as they will be laying blood and sweat bare on the pitch in a bid to salvage a positive result. Already tagged underdogs, the visitors will set out to prove the whole footballing world wrong.

As mentioned earlier, a draw is not an option here. The home side are definitely going for the kill here, but Mainz's resilience should see them register a goal here. Both teams to score with FC Koln running riot seem the best pick on the market.
Our Betting Tip:
Koln Win @ 1.95
Correct Score:
Koln 3-1 Mainz @ 13.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.62
Match Winner:
Koln Win @ 1.95
Double Chance:
1X @ 1.29
Over 2.5 @ 1.70
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