Mainz vs FC Koln Prediction & Match Preview

FSV Mainz vs FC Koln
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena.

The 05ers are placed 17th in the table, and have a single win to their name so far in the competition. This sole victory had come against the struggling Freiburg.

They have also conceded the second-most number of goals in the league, and are a frontrunner to get relegated at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, the Billy Goats are placed 15th in the table, and they too have a single win to their name all through the campaign. They have also been a disaster in terms of defense.

Going on, majority of h2h encounters over the years have also been goal-fests, and this Saturday, with either squad desperate to post some points on the board – the inference is that a high-scoring thriller is on the cards.

Mainz vs FC Koln Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had taken place in May of 2020, and then the scorecard read 2-2 at the end of ninety minutes.
  • The last four fixtures on the trot had goals from both teams.
  • Since 2018, every single match-up have had four or more goals.
  • The last time these two locked horns at this venue, the hosts won 3-1.

Mainz vs FC Koln Prediction

Jan-Moritz Lichte’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Bielefeld. The hosts had made a solid start with two early goals, and though the visitors returned one in the 82nd minute, it was too late.

In the meantime, Markus Gisdol’s men recorded a 2-2 draw at home against Wolfsburg.

Going on, the 05ers have not kept a single clean sheet in their last 15 straight games, and they have a total of just two from their preceding 26 fixtures. They were also winless in 13 of their former 15 match-ups, and in the process had gone through a seven-fixture losing run.

And at home, their last win had come back in June, while their latest clean sheet here had come in February.

On the other hand, their counterparts have not kept a single clean sheet in the past 11 matches, and their previous four games have had three or more goals.

On the road, they have a single clean sheet to their name in ten months, and it had come in the DFB Pokal, against a team from the lower division.

Finally, in recent times, almost all of the h2h meetings have also ended up to be goal-fests. Likewise, expect another high-scoring affair this weekend as well.

Mainz vs FC Koln Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.70 (7/10).