Value soccer predictions for Koln – Mainz
Koln hosts Mainz 05 at the RheinEnergieStadion in a fixture from the 26th round of the Bundesliga. The German league kicks off again after the coronavirus pandemic and it’s great news. Let’s preview this fixture in our value soccer predictions for this week.
Before the Bundesliga’s stoppage, Koln were on the rise. The Billy Goats’ new manager Markus Gisdol did some miracles with the team, getting it out from the relegation zone and climbing up to 10th place in the table. Gisdol really transformed Koln into something different, but now we have to see how the two month pause affected Koln.
Before the break Koln paid a visit to Borussia M’gladbach which the Billy Goats lost with 1-2. Now against Mainz 05 they will have an almost full squad, but there are some concerns about the fitness of Birger Verstraete and Rafael Czichos. They have been recovering from injuries.
Mainz 05 are in a difficult situation at the moment. The team is 15th in the league with 26 points, being just four points ahead of the 16th Fortuna Dusseldorf. For Mainz this is another difficult season so far and it’s not easy for the manager Achim Beierlorzer. Before the break Mainz showed some improvement, though, winning just one of their last five matches in the Bundesliga.
Against Koln Mainz 05 will be without the services of the French attacker Jean Mateta, who’s suspended for the next game. At the same time Robin Zentner and Stefan Bell could miss the match because of injuries.
In our value soccer predictions for this week about the Bundesliga game between Koln and Mainz 05 we must state the obvious: it’s a risky one. We don’t know how these two months without action affected these two teams. Before the break Koln were in a great shape, but have they managed to keep it for such a long time?