Mainz will host Koln in Round 11 of the Bundesliga at the Mewa Arena.
After a month without a win in the league, the hosts finally got back on track last week with a 2-0 victory at Werder Bremen.
This season, Mainz has four victories, although none have occurred at home. By defeating VfB Lubeck 3-0 in the middle of the week, they maintained their DFB-Pokal winning streak. Mainz are currently 11th in the table.
Steffen Tigges scored a brace as Koln defeated Augsburg 3-2 in a hard-fought match to get back on the winning track. Koln will be well-rested for this match against Mainz after they were ousted in the DFB-Pokal first round. Koln are sitting 7th on the league table.
Date and kickoff time
Friday, October 21st 2022
UK (BST) 07:30 PM
CEST: 08:30 PM
Eastern Time: 2:30 PM
Central Time: 1:30 PM
Mountain Time: 12:30 PM
Pacific Time: 11:30 AM
Gulf Standard Time: 10:30 PM
Indian Standard Time: 12:00 midnight October 22nd 2022
Mainz vs Koln live stream and TV channel
United Kingdom: Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Mix
US: ESPN+, ESPN App
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Foxtel Now
Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now Plus, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now
Egypt: beIN Sports HD 3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
France: beIN Sports MAX 7, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Free
Germany: DAZN, DAZN1
India: Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, JioTV
Netherlands: Viaplay Netherlands
New Zealand: beIN Sports Connect New Zealand
Norway: Viaplay Norway
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
Dominik Kohr, Robin Zentner, and Jae-sung are likely to start for their teams against Koln after Svensson only made three changes for their midweek domestic cup trip to Lubeck.
Marlon Mustapha and Maxim Leitsch are still injured, and club captain Silvan Widmer and Stefan Bell will need to pass some last-minute fitness tests.
After being eliminated by Jahn Regensburg on penalties in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, Koln should enter the game with more energy.
Baumgart could start with the same lineup that defeated Augsburg last weekend, with one important exception: Florian Kainz will be eligible to play again after serving a suspension for receiving a red card against Borussia Monchengladbach. The winger may replace Eric Martel.
Mainz 05 Bundesliga form:
L, D, L, D, W
FC Koln Bundesliga form:
L, D, W, L, W
Mainz 05 predicted lineup:
Zentner; Fernandes, Hack, Caci; Da Costa, Kohr, Stach, Caricol; Jae-sung, Burkardt; Onisiwo
FC Koln predicted lineup:
Schwabe; Schmitz, Kilian, Hubers, Hector; Skhiri; Huseinbasic, Duda, Kainz; Tigges, Maina
Mainz 05 1-1 FC Koln
Die Nullfunfer are winless at home this season and have failed to score in two of their four Bundesliga home games. In their most recent two games across all competitions, they have scored five goals and held a clean sheet.
In contrast, Koln has scored nine goals and given up ten in its five away Bundesliga games this season. This match may finish in a draw because both sides have recently found their form again.