Erzgebirge Aue vs Holstein Kiel
2.Bundesliga – Season 2017/18
Date: Friday, 15th September 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion (Aue).
Aue kept the good form going by beating Ingolstadt 2-1 away from home. This make it two wins on the bounce part of their three match unbeaten run. Now the cloud of instability at the start of the season is thrown in the thrash, when they started off losing back-to-back games. Yet, Aue are 11th in the standings after 5 matchweeks, just 4 points clear-off relegation waters.
Meantime, the newly promoted Holstein Kiel are making a name for themselves. They made it three wins in a row by beating Kaiserslautern 2-1 last week and moved up to third place in the standings. It is still early days to talk about their promotion credibility. But one thing for certain is that the start to the campaign will be a huge boost to their confidence.
Aue defeated Nurnberg 3-1 in their latest home fixture to booked their first home win of the season. They lost to Dusseldorf 2-0 before that.
On the other hand, Kiel defeated Regensburg in their latest away before losing to Union Berlin in a 7 goal thriller.
Erzgebirge Aue vs Holstein Kiel: Head-to-head
The last meeting between the two sides came in the 2015/16 third division. Kiel remained unbeaten with a 3-0 home win before a goal-less stalemate in Aue.
The away team haven’t won in the last 8 meetings between them in all competition. Home team won 6 times with 2 matches seeing stalemates.
Erzgebirge Aue vs Holstein Kiel: Prediction
Both teams are yet to keep a clean sheet this season. Aue’s 5 games saw 14 goals in total, whereas Kiel saw 21 goals. So, we can be certain about a high scoring game on Friday evening.
We understand that these teams are in fine form and it is quite hard to separate them on paper. Thus, we will avoid betting on full-time results.
Erzgebirge Aue vs Holstein Kiel: Bet Tips
Value is in backing Over 2.5 goals for 2.00 odds with Betfair.
Both Teams to Score for 1.73 odds with Bet365 is a potential banker.