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Koln vs Mainz Preview & Betting Tips - Goals on the menu in Koln

Koln have seen over 3.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 Bundesliga home matches
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Koln vs Mainz Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Koln host Mainz in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Both teams enjoy playing open expansive football which should lead to goals at Rhein Energie Stadion.

Koln Form


Koln have won eight of their last 11 Bundesliga matches to climb away from the relegation zone. They thumped Hertha Berlin 5-0 on the road before a 3-0 home win against Schalke.

Markus Gisdol’s side backed it up with a 2-1 win at Paderborn where Mark Uth assisted both goals for Jorge Meré and Jonas Hector. Koln’s last match was a 2-1 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach. 

Koln have won five of their last six home matches in the Bundesliga and won by 2+ goals in three of their last four at home.

Koln News


Centre back Rafael Czichos is injured but Sebastiaan Bornauw should have recovered to start next to Jorge Meré. 19-year-old left back Noah Katterbach should resume in the starting side for Benno Schmitz.

Fellow youngster Ismail Jakobs is recovering from coronavirus. Striker Jhon Córdoba is available after suspension.

Sebastiaan Bornauw
Sebastiaan Bornauw should resume in central defence for Koln (Getty Images)

Mainz Form


Mainz snapped a run of four straight Bundesliga defeats with a 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin. They followed up with a 0-0 home draw against Mainz and a 4-0 defeat at Wolfsburg.

Achim Beierlorzer’s side returned to winning ways with a 2-0 home win against  Paderborn with goals to Robin Quaison and Karim Onisiwo. Mainz’s last match was a 0-0 home draw against Fortuna Dusseldorf after conceding a late equaliser.

Mainz News


Goalkeeper Robin Zentner is injured but the centre back position has received a boost. Stefan Bell has had time to recover alongside Jeremiah St. Juste and Alexander Hack.

Striker Jean-Philippe Mateta is suspended after being sent off against Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Koln vs Mainz Head to Head


Mainz have a 12-10 advantage against Koln with seven draws in 29 meetings. This fixture ended 1-1 last season with Mainz winning 3-1 at home in October.

Koln vs Mainz Betting Odds


Koln are 1.95 favourites at home with Mainz priced at 3.60. A draw is available at 3.60.

Koln have seen over 2.5 goals in their last eight Bundesliga matches and Mainz have seen over 2.5 goals in 11 of their last 12 away matches in the competition.

Over 2.5 goals is my best bet at 1.66. Mainz have seen over 3.5 goals in six of their last seven away matches in the Bundesliga which is my value bet at 2.70.

Koln vs Mainz Match Up


Koln are undefeated in their last nine home matches against Mainz in all competitions. They have only lost once in 13 home matches against Mainz since 1980.

Robin Quaison
Robin Quaison has scored 12 Bundesliga goals for Mainz this season (Getty Images)

Mainz are extremely unpredictable but one thing that remains constant on the road is goals. Mainz scored five goals at Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen but conceded three at Borussia Monchengladbach and four at Wolfsburg.

Koln vs Mainz Stats


  • Koln have won 5 of their last 6 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have won by 2+ goals in 3 of their last 4 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 8 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have are undefeated in their last 9 home matches against Mainz (all competitions).
  • Koln have drawn 4 of their last 5 home matches against Mainz (Bundesliga).
  • Mainz have seen over 2.5 goals in 11 of their last 12 away matches (Bundesliga).
  • Mainz have seen over 3.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 away matches (Bundesliga).

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Where is Koln vs Mainz being played?

Koln vs Mainz is being played at Rhein Energie Stadion in Koln, Germany.

When is Koln vs Mainz being played?

Koln vs Mainz is being played at 14:30 BST on Sunday 17 May 2020.

Verdict

Koln were playing free flowing football before the break. Mainz see plenty of goals on the road which should continue here.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @1.66 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @2.70 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Koln were 2-0 up against Mainz with the match ending 2-2 for a 3.68 unit profit.
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