Mainz 05 vs FC Koln
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 25 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena (Mainz).
Mainz have stumbled twice already on home soil. However, with FC Koln deprived of a win in their last two visits to Opel Arena, the hosts have every reason to have their hopes up on Friday.
Mainz vs FC Koln Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
- A stalemate has occurred thrice in their previous ten games.
- All of their last four fixtures have featured under 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Mainz 05 have registered the win thrice in their last ten matchups.
- Both teams have found the back of the net twice in their previous five encounters.
Mainz vs FC Koln Prediction
Despite pulling off a 2-1 win over Paderborn the week before, the hosts returned to losing ways in their last clash against Dusseldorf. Sandro Schwarz’s men failed to make much of an impact in that latter fixture and managed no more than one measly shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.
The home team were also reduced to ten men at the break, which further reduced their chances of a possible comeback. FC Koln have not been faring any better in the Bundesliga. Achim Beierlorzer’s men have just one win to boast of from their last five games and have garnered no more than four points from a possible fifteen.
Furthermore, the newly-promoted side have come out on top on just one occasion in their previous four outings and are without a win in their last two as well.
On the other hand, Mainz have been at the losing end in two of their previous three games here. However, to their defense, both of those defeats came against sides that are currently residing in the top two, unlike FC Koln.
It is also worth mentioning that the hosts are unbeaten in their last two head to head meetings at this venue. Nevertheless, given that the visitors salvaged a point in their most recent outing, the safest punt in this one is undoubtedly a double chance.
Additionally, irrespective of the result, the away side have found the back of the net in four of their last five trips on the road in all competitions. Taking into account that Mainz have so far failed to keep a clean sheet on home soil as well, count on both teams to have their names on the scoresheet at the last blast of the whistle.
Mainz vs FC Koln Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Mainz 05 @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).