FC Koln take on the visitors Mainz at "RheinEnergieStadion" in the last gameweek of the Bundesliga in the season 2016/2017. The match will be played in Cologne on Saturday, May 20th.
FC Koln come up to the last clash in the season with four-game undefeated streak covering three draws and one victory. Before the last round "Die Geißbocke" still have chances to interfere into the battle for the Eurocups next season as the side occupies the seventh position in the standings with 46 points earned and 49-42 goal difference being just two points below the sixth place which allows to play in the UEFA Europa League, thus, it may drift up to the sixth position if they win in Saturday fight. At their own turf FC Koln demonstrate powerful performance resulting in 30 points taken, 27 goals for and 17 goals against in 16 encounters.
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Mainz picked up eight points in five recent matchdays saving them from the relegation to the 2. Bundesliga. "Karnevalsverein" shares the 13th-15th places in the table with FC Augsburg and Wolfsburg having gained 37 points with 44-53 goal difference. The team is two points above Hamburger SV sitting in the relegation zone. However, in any case Mainz are unlikely to shift lower the 15th position in this season and it means that the side will not relegate for sure. On the road Mainz show mediocre results recording 12 points taken in 16 clashes. The team has been failing to win across five consecutive away encounters since the 25th of February.
FC Koln will play at the home field and still keep chances to qualify to the Eurocups in the case of triumph. Mainz have ensured their position in the elite division, consequently, the visiting side does not need points badly in Saturday battle meaning that the hosts have favourable circumstances for getting three points.
Prediction for the match: FC Koln to win.