Cologne vs Mainz Betting Tips & Predictions

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16:30 Sun 17 May
Football
Germany
Bundesliga
Tip: 1
Units: 3/5

When you first glance at the German Bundesliga coupon, you could be forgiven for thinking that Cologne’s odds are prohibitively short for the weekend encounter against Mainz.

After all, we’re talking about a team who sit tenth in the table and have only won 50% of their clashes at the Mungersdorfer Stadion, while they have lost eight of their thirteen games on the road.

However, closer inspection reveals that it’s been a season of two halves for Koln and we’re not just talking about the lockdown either. Markus Gisdol came in to replace Achim Beierlorzer in November and the team haven’t looked back since.

Since Gisdol took charge, Cologne have slowly risen up the domestic table and they have eight victories from their previous eleven games. While no team will have wanted the lockdown to have arrived, it will have been a blow for a side who were in such excellent form.

Aside from a 4-1 reverse against Bayern Munich, Cologne have won their past five home matches and we fancy their chances of repeating this act when they clash with a Mainz side who are teetering on the edge of the relegation zone.

The visitors have a four point cushion over Fortuna Dusseldorf who sit in sixteenth place, although they have lost 66.6% of away games after experiencing defeat eight teams in a dozen road trips.

Most worryingly of all is the fact that 32 goals have been shipped on the road and there were just two victories in the previous nine matches before the lockdown kicked into gear.

We think Cologne are therefore a decent bet at a shade of odds-on. While some punters believe in momentum that might have disappeared considering that there’s been a two-month break from football, the quality under the manager is still in evidence.

Gisdol will want his team to continue improving and they are capable of a positive result irrespective of the fact that there won’t be any Cologne fans in the stadium for the time being.

BETTING TIP
Cologne to win @ 1.85 (17/20) with bet365

Team News

Confirmed Lineup

FC Cologne vs Mainz 05 - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s

FC Cologne Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

Mainz 05 Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

  • 01
    Timo Horn
  • 34
    Noah Katterbach
  • 37
    Toni Leistner
  • 33
    Sebastiaan Bornauw
  • 02
    Benno Schmitz
  • 14
    Jonas Hector
  • 28
    Ellyes Skhiri
  • 29
    Jan Thielmann
  • 23
    Mark Uth
  • 30
    Florian Kainz
  • 15
    Jhon Cordoba
  • 01
    Florian Müller
  • 03
    Aaron Caricol
  • 04
    Jerry St. Juste
  • 19
    Moussa Niakhate
  • 34
    Ridle Baku
  • 20
    Edimilson Fernandes
  • 14
    Pierre Kunde
  • 05
    Jean-Paul Boëtius
  • 21
    Karim Onisiwo
  • 07
    Robin Quaison
  • 11
    Dong-Won Ji

FC Cologne Formation4-2-3-1

  • FC Cologne Substitutes
  • 27: Anthony Modeste
  • 09: Simon Terodde
  • 06: Marco Höger
  • 24: Dominick Drexler
  • 20: Elvis Rexhbecaj
  • 11: Kingsley Schindler
  • 19: Kingsley Ehizibue
  • 40: Robert Voloder
  • 18: Thomas Kessler

Mainz 05 Formation3-4-2-1

  • Mainz 05 Substitutes
  • 28: Adam Szalai
  • 22: Taiwo Awoniyi
  • 29: Jonathan Burkardt
  • 06: Danny Latza
  • 35: Leandro Barreiro Martins
  • 08: Levin Öztunali
  • 18: Daniel Brosinski
  • 13: Jeffrey Bruma
  • 37: Finn Dahmen

FC Cologne vs Mainz 05 - Last Matches

Last 5 Matches

FC Cologne vs Mainz 05 - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

FC Cologne

Mainz 05

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
1
0.4
2.8
2.6
3.8
3

FC Cologne

Mainz 05

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
1.2
0.8
2
1.6
3.2
2.4

FC Cologne

Mainz 05

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
0.8
1
2.8
1.6
3.6
2.6

Corners - Last 5 Matches

FC Cologne

Mainz 05

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
3.8
4
7
6.6
10.8
10.6

FC Cologne

Mainz 05

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
3.2
7
8
6.2
11.2
13.2

FC Cologne

Mainz 05

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
5.4
3.4
5.4
7.2
10.8
10.6

Bundesliga - Standings & League Table

Bundesliga - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 RB Leipzig 4 3 1 0 10:2 10
2 Bayern Munich 4 3 0 1 17:8 9
3 Borussia Dortmund 4 3 0 1 8:2 9
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 4 2 2 0 7:4 8
5 VfB Stuttgart 4 2 1 1 9:5 7
6 Augsburg 4 2 1 1 5:3 7
7 Werder Bremen 4 2 1 1 6:6 7
8 Hoffenheim 4 2 0 2 8:6 6
9 Bayer Leverkusen 4 1 3 0 3:2 6
10 Union Berlin 4 1 2 1 7:5 5
11 B M'gladbach 4 1 2 1 5:6 5
12 Freiburg 4 1 2 1 5:8 5
13 Wolfsburg 4 0 4 0 2:2 4
14 Bielefeld 4 1 1 2 3:6 4
15 Hertha Berlin 4 1 0 3 8:10 3
16 FC Cologne 4 0 1 3 4:8 1
17 Schalke 04 4 0 1 3 2:16 1
18 Mainz 05 4 0 0 4 2:12 0
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Bayern Munich 2 2 0 0 12:3 6
2 Borussia Dortmund 2 2 0 0 7:0 6
3 RB Leipzig 2 2 0 0 7:1 6
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 2 1 1 0 3:2 4
5 Union Berlin 2 1 0 1 5:3 3
6 Hoffenheim 2 1 0 1 4:2 3
7 Augsburg 2 1 0 1 2:2 3
8 Werder Bremen 2 1 0 1 2:4 3
9 Bielefeld 2 1 0 1 2:4 3
10 B M'gladbach 2 0 2 0 2:2 2
11 Freiburg 2 0 2 0 2:2 2
12 Wolfsburg 2 0 2 0 0:0 2
13 Bayer Leverkusen 1 0 1 0 1:1 1
14 VfB Stuttgart 2 0 1 1 3:4 1
15 Schalke 04 2 0 1 1 2:4 1
16 FC Cologne 3 0 1 2 4:7 1
17 Hertha Berlin 2 0 0 2 1:5 0
18 Mainz 05 2 0 0 2 1:5 0

FC Cologne vs Mainz 05 FAQ

When is FC Cologne vs Mainz 05 being played?

FC Cologne vs Mainz 05 will be played at 14:30 GMT on Sunday 17 May 2020 at RheinEnergieStadion.

What is the FC Cologne vs Mainz 05 H2H record?

H2H last 5 matches: FC Cologne wins: 1, Mainz 05 wins: 2, draws: 2.

What is FC Cologne’s most recent form?

FC Cologne form (last 5 matches): LDLLD.

What is Mainz 05’s most recent form?

Mainz 05 form (last 5 matches): LWWLW.

What is the predicted FC Cologne line-up?

Official FC Cologne line-up (4-2-3-1): Timo Horn, Benno Schmitz, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Toni Leistner, Noah Katterbach, Ellyes Skhiri, Jonas Hector, Florian Kainz, Mark Uth, Jan Thielmann, Jhon Cordoba.

What is the predicted Mainz 05 line-up?

Official Mainz 05 line-up (3-4-2-1): Florian Müller, Aaron Caricol, Jerry St. Juste, Moussa Niakhate, Ridle Baku, Edimilson Fernandes, Pierre Kunde, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Karim Onisiwo, Robin Quaison, Dong-Won Ji.