Mainz 05 arrive for their match on Sunday, 11 at 16:00 at RheinEnergieSTADION as huge favourites with the bookmakers. Home side FC Koln could spring a surprise, though, as the form is not great for the visitors right now. FC Koln lies 17th in the table with 23 points from 27 matches. 2 points ahead following the first 27 games Mainz 05 find themselves in 16th place.

FC Köln vs Mainz 05 Betting Tips & Prediction

Though only separated by a few points, FC Koln will have their work cut out for them this coming Sunday. Mainz 05 are highly favoured to maintain the lead they hold on FC Koln in the 1. Bundesliga table.

Stats and facts for FC Koln and Mainz 05.

  • teamlogoFC Koeln did not win the last 7 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoFC Koeln did not win the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • teamlogoFC Koeln conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches;
  • teamlogoFC Koeln conceded the last 11 matches in a row.
  • teamlogoMainz 05 unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoMainz 05 unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Mainz 05’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • teamlogoMainz 05 scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.

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Form FC Koln vs Mainz 05

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

FC Koln hoping for fresh start.

FC Koln goes into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. In their 3 latest outings, FC Koln was defeated 2-1 by Union Berlin and a 2-2 draw against B. Dortmund. Their latest game produced a 1-0 defeat against Wolfsburg.

Mainz 05 tough to break down.

Mainz 05 look to extend their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 latest outings, Mainz 05 won 1-0 against Freiburg and won a 2-1 win against Hoffenheim. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw with Arminia Bielefeld.

Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for FC Koln here. Siding with Mainz 05 at odds 2.40 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying.

FC Koln v Mainz 05 Fixture History

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Don’t expect goals

The last time the two sides faced off against each other, FC Koln came away as 1-0 winners on the road at Opel Arena in December 2020 in Germany – 1. Bundesliga. Recent meetings between the two have not been action-packed for goals, as 7 of the last 10 matches had under 2.5 goals scored. Besides, at least one team managed a clean sheet in 4 of the last 10 matches. The two rivals have shared the spoils in recent outings in the 1. Bundesliga. Both have claimed 3 wins in the last 10 encounters, with 4 matches finishing without a winner.

Current standings

FC Koln lies 17th in the table with 23 points after 27 games. 2 points ahead after 27 games Mainz 05 find themselves in 16th place.

Full Time Betting

Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: FC Koln to win pays out at 3.25, the best price for a draw is 3.20, while an away win for Mainz 05 returns you odds 2.40. FC Koln won just 1 of their last 10 home league games, while Mainz 05 won 3 of their last 10 away league games.

BTTS

Looking at the bookmakers’ prices, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 55%. This equals odds 1.83 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.91. The last 10 home league games for FC Koln averaged 2.6 goals per game, with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Mainz 05, the average total goals were 2.8, with 7 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

Looking at the bookmakers’ prices, the chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is 50%. This equals odds 2.00 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Speculating in the opposite outcome of under 2.5 goals pays out at 1.73. FC Koln’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.6 goals a game. 5 of FC Koln’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Mainz 05’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.8 goals per game. 6 of the last 10 away matches for Mainz 05 went over 2.5 goals.

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