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The Bundesliga 1 fixture at MEWA Arena on Sunday sees home side Mainz take to the field against Cologne.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Mainz v Cologne are shown below including the latest game odds.
Mainz prepare for this fixture following on from a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 drawn match versus Borussia Mönchengladbach.
In that match, Mainz had 48% possession and 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Mainz was Silvan Widmer (76'). For their opponents, Borussia Mönchengladbach got 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Florian Neuhaus (38') was the scorer for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Matches involving Mainz have tended to be exciting encounters lately with high scoring being the norm. Over their past half dozen clashes, a grand total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 12 of these coming from Mainz.
Ahead of this clash, Mainz are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
In their last game, Cologne drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Union Berlin.
In that match, Cologne managed 70% possession and 18 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Cologne was Anthony Modeste (7', 86'). At the other end, 1. FC Union Berlin had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Julian Ryerson (9') and Grischa Prömel (45') scored for Union Berlin.
Proving their fondness for productive encounters, the back of the net has been hit 21 times in the prior six games in which Cologne have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.5 goals per clash. Their opponents have hit 12 from this total. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Heading into this contest, Cologne are without an away win for the past 6 league games.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 18/11/2017 shows that Mainz have won 3 of these games & Cologne 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
An aggregate of 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 10 of them from Mainz and 7 belonging to Köln. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league fixture between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 28 on 11/04/2021 which ended up with the score at Cologne 2-3 Mainz.
That time, Cologne managed 62% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The goals were scored by Ondrej Duda (43') and Ellyes Skhiri (61').
At the other end, Mainz got 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Jean-Paul Boëtius (11'), Karim Onisiwo (65') and Leandro Barreiro Martins (91') scored.
The match was refereed by Felix Brych.
Team News: Mainz
The Mainz boss Bo Svensson has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Cologne
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Cologne boss Steffen Baumgart has no fitness worries at all coming into this match.
For this match, we think that Cologne are capable enough to break down this Mainz team, although that realistically won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Mainz at the end of the match. Hopefully this is a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: MEWA Arena (33,305)
Captain: Moussa Niakhaté
Chairman: Stefan Hofmann
Manager: Bo Svensson
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 7, DFB-Pokal (Third Round)
🔑 Key Man: Marcus Ingvartsen
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Marcus Ingvartsen was born in Denmark. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Nordsjælland in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 10 appearances.