Darmstadt vs Holstein Kiel
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Thursday, 4 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor (Darmstadt).
Darmstadt were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw in their opening trip on the road against Hamburger SV, with the latter finding a late equalizer in the dying minutes of stoppage time in the second half. The hosts had a mid-table finish in their previous campaign, and have been thwarted from getting off to a winning start in the new season.
Holstein Kiel were able to salvage just a point as well from their opening clash with Sandhausen. Although the squad came from behind to level the deficit, they were from far convincing in the attacking third and managed just three shots on target in the entire game.
With both sides off to a winless start, expect the two teams to settle for nothing less than the three points when they square up against each other in the weekend.
Darmstadt vs Holstein Kiel Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously locked horns on six occasions.
- Four of their last five meetings have seen both teams get their names on the scoresheet.
- Their last encounter saw Darmstadt clinch the win by a 3-2 scoreline.
- Holstein Kiel have never kept a clean sheet against this side.
Darmstadt vs Holstein Kiel Prediction
The hosts are unbeaten in their last six games on home soil and have lost just twice in their last ten as well.
Darmstadt have also racked up the goals tally in the process and have scored nine goals in their previous six clashes alone.
Additionally, Holstein Kiel have picked up a win at this venue just once in their last three visits here. The visitors have not been faring well in their recent outings either and are winless in their last six trips on the road.
Also, considering that the bragging rights went in favor of Darmstadt, the last time they squared up against each other, the chances of the hosts coming out on top this weekend, is definitely in the reckoning.
Kiel have not gone down without a fight in their three trips here, and have scored six goals so far. Given that they also found the back of the net in their most recent game, a high scoring clash is certain to unfold this Sunday, with both teams likely to get their names on the scoresheet.
Darmstadt vs Holstein Kiel Betting tips
Full time result: Darmstadt @ 2.50 (3/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).