The Bettonus team has prepared a sports prediction for the upcoming match between Köln and Mainz. The event will be held on May 17 as a part of the German Bundesliga twenty-sixth round.
Despite their loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach with a 1:2 score, in the last match of the championship before the forced break, the team managed to appear in the top-ten of the Bundesliga. The “Goats” began to show a very effective football — they scored 17 goals in the last 6 meetings. Gisdol’s team also won the last four games. The fact that Köln defeated Schalke with a 3:0 score during the home match gives the fans a reason to be optimistic. The team’s lagging behind the sixth place that provides a ticket to the UEFA Europa League — just five points difference.
The “Carnivals” have the opposite mood because their efforts were enough for being ranked fifteenth in the standings only. Even though Mainz scored four points in the last two plays, these games were held at the home arena. During the away meeting, the team suffered serious losses — they were defeated by Wolfsburg with a 0:4 score. It is hard to believe that Beierlorzer’s team will be able to cope with the onslaught of the home team and not to concede. On average, Mainz conceded 2.67 goals per game during away matches. Although the “Carnivals” score not a few goals usually — so far, they have 15 goals kicked in the last 6 meetings. Especially impressive are their matches against Hoffenheim (a 5:1 score) and another Mainz team (5:0).
Bookmakers estimate the chances of the teams to succeed with the following odds: Köln — 2.05, Mainz — 3.82, and a draw — 3.74. Mainz didn’t lose in 9 out of 11 last face-to-face meetings in the Bundesliga (four wins and five draws). So we recommend placing a bet on Mainz’s victory or draw for 1.77. Less than 3 goals were kicked in 7 out of the last 9 games in the championship — a bet on total of less than 2.5 for 2.35.