KOL vs MAZ Dream11 Match Preview: FC Koln will be back in Bundesliga action as they take on Mainz on Sunday evening. Koln are currently 10th in the league and are just five points behind Schalke. As for Mainz, surviving getting relegated will be an accomplishment. They are just four points ahead of Fortuna Dusseldorf in the safe zone. Their fixtures before football was suspended for a brief while included consecutive defeats against Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich, but a draw with Dusseldorf got them a valuable point as they remain out of the relegation zone or the time being.
Date- Sunday, May 17
Kick-Off- 7:00 PM (IST)
Head-coach Markus Gisdol is likely to stick with his strongest eleven as his side have eight wins from the last 11 games. Noah Katterbach could feature at the left-back region, while Ismail Jakobs is still recovering from illness. Jhon Cordoba has returned from suspension and should lead the attack. Sebastian Bornawu should be back in the squad after recovering from a muscle injury. However, Toni Leistner could retain his spot as Rafael Czichos is undergoing a spinal injury.
Former Real Madrid striker Ádám Szalai may feature up front as Jean-Philippe Mateta undergoes suspension. Robin Zentner is on the sidelines for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. Florian Müller is likely start as the goalkeeper. The veteran defender Jeffrey Bruma, has been one of the standouts at the back. Danny Latza has has returned from a back injury, while Stefan Bell is back in the squad after overcoming an ankle injury
FC Koln (Expected Playing 11)- Horn; Katterbach, Bornauw, Leistner, Ehizibue; Hectore, Shikhiri; Kainz, Uth, Drexler; Cordoaba
Mainz 05 (Expected Playing 11)- Muller; Niakhate, Bruma, Juste; Baku, Latza, Martins, Oztunali, Martin; Quaison, Szalai
Mark Uth has been in sublime form for FC Koln in the advanced region. Uth has four goals, four assists and a pass accuracy of 71.2% from seven appearances in the league this season. His inclusion in the Dream11 Match Prediction side could earn the user valuable amount of points.
Robin Quaison can pack a punch for FC Koln as he has 12 goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 71% from 1989 minutes in the league this season. His inclusion in the today match prediction side could earn the user a decent amount of points.
Jhon Cordoba has been pivotal in the forward line for FC Koln. The centre-forward has 10 goals and an assist from 21 appearances this season.
Levin Oztunali has four goals, three assists and a pass accuracy of 65.4% from 1479 minutes for Mainz in the Bundesliga this season.
FC Koln are being predicted as the favourites to get all three points in the upcoming fixture.
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