Cologne vs. Mainz: Bundesliga live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds


Bundesliga Matchday 26 action resumes on Sunday with Cologne hosting Mainz as the hosts hope to pull within five points of a Europa League spot with a victory. Cologne enters in 10th place with a 10-2-13 record and 32 points while Mainz is uncomfortably close to the relegation zone with a 8-2-15 record and 26 points. Koln has won three of four entering the contest while Mainz has lost just one of its last five.

Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:

Viewing information

Date: Sunday, May 17 | Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
Location: RheinEnergieStadion — Cologne, Germany
TV: FS1 and Fox Deportes | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Koln -110;  Draw +275; Mainz +290 (via William Hill Sportsbook) 

Storylines

Cologne: At home, this is a match they’ll fancy winning, but it either goes one way or the other for them. Cologne has only drawn two out of 25 games this season, meaning they are usually happy or upset, come the end of a match with little middle ground. Part of it is the style of play which seems them push forward in numbers while leaving way too much space at the back. Against Mainz, they’ll be wise to play a bit more reserved as a win here would put them in position for a run at a Europa League spot.

Mainz: Fortuna Dusseldorf’s draw against last-place Paderborn on Sunday means Mainz can really ease relegation concerns with a win here. They’ll just need to follow the same game plan that saw them beat Cologne back in October, 3-1. That was a game where Mainz was overly physical to try and disrupt Cologne’s play, and it worked with conceding just one goal and committing 22 fouls. This time, they need to do something similar but avoid committing those fouls in potentially dangerous areas after dodging bullets in the first meeting.

Cologne vs. Mainz prediction

Cologne gets revenge with three huge points and a gorgeous set piece goal to win it. Pick: Cologne 2, Mainz 1





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