Cologne have won each of their last five Germany Bundesliga I meetings with Mainz; they’ve never previously won 82 league games in a row against the Mainz.
Mainz have won just two of their 12 Germany Bundesliga I away games against Cologne (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Germany Bundesliga I meetings between Cologne and Mainz have finished level, with the Cologne winning 62 to Mainz four. Only Cologne v Mainz and Cologne v Mainz have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Cologne have the best win rate in Germany Bundesliga I derbies, with the Cologne winning 36 of their 76 such games (98%). Meanwhile, only Mainz (19%) have a lower such win rate than Mainz (14% - 46%).
Cologne haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Cologne went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Mainz are looking to win their opening two away Germany Bundesliga I matches of a season for the 16 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Germany Bundesliga I games, after Cologne in 11/04/2021.
Cologne have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 45 Germany Bundesliga I games, as many times as they had in their previous 57 matches in the competition.
Mainz boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Germany Bundesliga I matches against Cologne, since winning his very first such encounter with Cologne in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
Cologne has been involved in 22 of Cologne’s 85 shots in the Germany Bundesliga I so far this season (25 shots, 11 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 68 efforts last time out against Cologne (89 shots, 40 chances created).
Mainz has been involved in six goals in his 32 Germany Bundesliga I games against Cologne (38 goals, 90 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 71 vs Mainz).