Mainz – FC Koln : Preview & Prediction
Cologne, 15th Bundesliga and first non-relegable, goes to theMainz lawn this Friday, currently 17th and first member of the red zone, on behalf of the ninth day of the German championship. A duel between two formations lacking points on the paper so, but is actually different to manage on both sides. Beaten on the pitch of Fortuna Dusseldorf – their third loss in four games – the locals will have much more pressure than their opponents, who remain them on a solid draw in Schalke (1-1) and a convincing success against Paderborn (3- 0). Dynamic level, Cologne is in better conditions than his evening counterpart, and could especially enjoy the long absence of Mateta (14 goals in 29 starts last year), to come take points on the lawn of the Opel Arena. Private regular striker this season (1 goal for Boetius, 1 for Onisiwo, 3 for Quaison, 1 for Szalai …), Mayence can live a real nightmare season, and must expect a new tense match this Friday night.
FC Koln remain on a good draw at Schalke (1-1), then a convincing success against Paderborn (3-0).
Mainz remains on a defeat in Düsseldorf, far from being an engineering formation.
The teammates of injured Mateta have lost 3 of their last 4 league games.
Cologne has lost “only” 2 of its 5 official trips this season. Against Bayern (3rd) and Wolfsburg (2nd). Not so bad.
In case of non-defeat, Cologne would leave Mainz behind in the standings. It is the locals who will have the pressure.
Less than most other Bundesliga formations, Mainz are expected to experience a complicated first half of the season. Against a Cologne that offers great performances in recent outings, the support of the Opel Arena might not be enough. No offense to Klopp and Tuchel, former coaches of the training.
Mainz – FC Koln : Betting Tips
Mainz – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70