Koln vs Mainz 05
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
A real buzz is expected in and around RheinEnergieStadion on Saturday afternoon when fellow strugglers Koln and Mainz 05 take on each other in a genuine relegation six-pointer. The Billy Goats have had some extraordinary results so far in the year, including wins over the likes of RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. They’ve experiences some shocking defeats at the same time, just like the one from seven ds ago when they conceded six in a catastrophe against Hoffenheim at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim.
Nonetheless, we have to mention that Stephan Ruthenbeck has managed to make the team competitive in the top flight as Koln have finally managed to escape the very foot of the league standing after a long time. The safe zone is six points away and it stands at position currently held by their rivals Mainz 05. This is why a win here would be crucial for the Billy Goats.
The good news for Ruthenbeck is that the O-Fives have been struggling badly with the efficiency in the final third recently. The visitors have actually failed to find the back of the net in four consecutive games in Bundesliga. Away from home, Mainz have lost five, drawn one and won one of last seven games in the competition.
Koln vs Mainz 05: Head-to-head
The O-Fives have only managed to clinch a single victory on 11 visits to RheinEnergieStadion.
Koln have grabbed as many as seven in the process.
It is super interesting to mention that only 1 of last 11 H2H games between the two sides has seen the BTTS option “come in”.
Koln vs Mainz 05: Prediction
Since Mainz 05 have not bagged a single goal in last four league games, we’d not be surprised to see the continuation of the BTTS – NO trend in H2H games between these two likes.
It shouldn’t be a high-scoring contest at all due to its importance, so we’ll also suggest the Under 2.5 goals FT bet. Finally, we’ll go with Koln to grab the spoils and catch the last train in the battle for the Bundesliga survival.
Koln vs Mainz 05: Bet Tips
Koln to win @ 2.00
Koln to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75