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Bitesize Prediction: Mainz vs Koln – 28/04/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Bundesliga 26 Apr 2024

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Competition: Bundesliga

Market: Mainz win

Odds: 8/15 @ Pribet

Looking to extend on their recent Bundesliga romp, Mainz will welcome Koln to the MEWA Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Mainz might have found themselves at the heart of a public Bundesliga crisis on either side of opening the New Year, the Carnival Club have come roaring back in a sensational fashion. Last seen mounting a comeback away at Freiburg as they snatched a 1-1 stalemate, Bo Henriksen’s men are unbeaten in all of their previous five top-flight appearances. Getting April underway with a stunning performance as they stormed their way to a 4-0 romp against Darmstadt, the Reds will certainly be smelling the chance to make another statement here. Likewise, with their recent purple patch underlined by a 4-1 victory against Hoffenheim earlier in the month, Mainz have made a string of improvements in the final third. Rightfully tipped as a standout contender on Sunday afternoon, it should also be highlighted that Henriksen’s side have won all of their previous three consecutive showdowns at the MEWA Arena by an aggregate score of 10-1.

As for the visitors, while Mainz might have embarked on a real Bundesliga romp, the Billy Goats are enduring a public nightmare. Last seen putting in another worrying performance as they suffered a 2-0 loss at home against Darmstadt, Timo Schultz’s side are rightfully pencilled in as a landslide relegation contender this season. Opening this weekend’s fixtures sat five points adrift of safety and facing a major uphill battle, Sunday’s guests have claimed just a single victory from any of their previous 10 consecutive Bundesliga appearances – a rut that stems all the way back to February 11th. Heading into March’s international break with a 5-1 drumming at the hands of RB Leipzig, Koln should be bracing themselves for a major challenge when they travel to the MEWA Arena here. Given what has been a huge recent gulf in class between Sunday’s opponents, we are expecting a home victory for a high-flying Mainz this weekend.

Bet: Mainz 8/15 to beat Koln in Sunday’s Bundesliga battle @ Pribet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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