Tip - Koln vs Mainz - 17/05/2020
This is certainly a match up for two mid-table teams looking to go one better with the matchday 26 of the German Bundesliga.
The home fans will welcome Mainz to the Rhein Energie Stadionare in anticipation of collecting 3 points in this game by taking home advantage. Köln is presently in the 10th position with 36 points and probably have their sight a bit on the final Europa League qualification slot while visiting Mainz sit 15th on the log.
The last time they met in the league, Mainz outsmarted Koln with a resounding 3:1 victory to inch closer in their head-to-head counts which now stand 4 wins for Koln, 3 wins for Mainz, and 3 draws putting only their past 10 matches into account.
However, Koln has not lost at home to Mainz in the last 9 games but 4 of these fixtures out of 5 matches at Koln's ground have ended in draws.
Only 2 of those games ended in both teams to score while the entire 5 games ended in under 2.5 goals.
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Köln will be hoping to get their season back on track after losing their last outing by 2:1 to Borussia M'gladbach before the suspension of the season.
The defeat put an end to their 3 games winning streak but they have a chance to bounce back now. It has to be noted that Koln has only lost 1 competitive home game in the last 7 outings and that defeat was to Bayern Munich.
Aside from that, they have been formidable at home taking 5 victories from 7 matches. In the entire 7 games, they have never failed to score at home and have kept 4 clean sheets in the process.
4 of the last 5 Koln home games have ended in over 2.5 goals, with 2 seeing both sides scoring. Koln scored 12 goals and conceded just 5 in those matches.
Before the break, Mainz has been a bit decent, drew 1:1 with Fortuna Düsseldorf away and have enjoyed a home victory before that against Paderborn with 2:0.
Those results help them cushion being unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 games after a poor start to 2020 that saw them lost their first 3 games of the year.
Their away form in the last 3 matches suggests they might struggle as they have lost 2 from those 3 games. With no clean sheets kept in those 3 matches, they managed to score 4 goals but conceded 8 goals.
All the 3 away games ended with over 3.5 goals with 2 of them featuring both teams to score.
Tip - 5 Most Important Facts about the Match
have never beaten Koln on the road in the last 9 attempts.
has never failed to score at home in the last 9 matches.
have scored against each other in the last 3 meetings.
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will drag them into relegation scares.
last 4 home matches have ended with over 2.5 goals.
Conclusion of Tip - Koln vs Mainz
This match up looks one that should be won by Koln if they retain some of the form they were on before the break. Mainz will fight back and hard at that.
But with Mainz having not won there in a long time, they might be mentally jaded. Koln to win, both teams to score, perhaps over 2.5 goals. If you bold, play Koln to score in both halves.
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Results of previous clashes
- Koln vs Mainz 1:3
- Koln vs Mainz 5:3
- Koln vs Mainz 1:1
- Koln vs Mainz 0:1
- Koln vs Mainz 2:0