Match Preview: FC Koln 2-2 Mainz Predictions and Betting Tips, Bundesliga

Tips & Predictions For Today, May 17, 2020.

League: GERMANY: Bundesliga – Round 26
Match: 14:30 FC Koln – Mainz
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odd: 1.52
Bookmaker: Unibet
Match Result: 2:2 LOST

Match Preview

  • The Bundesliga suspension came at a bad time for Cologne who had won four of their previous six league matches (W4, L2). Free-scoring during that time, they netted in each of those six fixtures and scored 2+ goals in the four victories. Additionally, each win also saw them lead at half-time.
  • Cologne’s home form looks rather medial across the season (W6, D1, L5), yet they have won five of their previous six at home (W5, L1), with the only defeat during that time coming versus Bayern Munich. Five of those six matches produced over 1.5 goals, whilst four of the five wins came by a 2+ goal margin.
  • Despite a torrid season, one defeat from their previous five league matches does give Mainz hope of avoiding relegation (W2, D2, L1). They don’t boast a good record on the road vs sides currently in the top ten however, losing six of their seven such fixtures (W1, L6). Worryingly, they conceded an average of 3.86 goals per game across those matches, whilst finding the back of the net themselves at an average of just 1.14 per fixture.
  • Mainz travel to Cologne having failed to score in six of their previous nine league visits here. Their defence has been pretty sturdy during that sequence though, resulting in eight of those matches featuring under 2.5 goals.
  • Players to watch: Cologne forward Jhon Córdoba has scored three goals across his previous three league matches – each came before half-time.
  • Robin Quaison (FSV) has scored four goals across his previous three away league matches – two of those efforts came inside the opening 30 minutes.
  • Stat attack: Four of Cologne’s previous five home league wins were accompanied by a clean sheet.
  • Cologne’s average of 2.40 yellow cards per game is the joint second-highest in the division.
  • Mainz have conceded an average of 5.96 corners per Bundesliga game this season.
Head-to-head matches: FC KOLN – MAINZ
25.10.19 BUN Mainz FC Koln 3 : 1
27.07.18 CF FC Koln Mainz 5 : 3
07.04.18 BUN FC Koln Mainz 1 : 1
18.11.17 BUN Mainz FC Koln 1 : 0
20.05.17 BUN FC Koln Mainz 2 : 0