Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 3 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Volksparkstadion (Hamburg)
After getting relegated from Bundesliga despite a picked up form late in the last campaign, Hamburger SV have continued on their way up as they connected a four-game winning streak through the pre-season and they now host Holstein Kiel hoping to make an immediate boom in the second tier.
HSV have beaten CSKA Moskva, Rapid Wien, Stoke City, and most recently Monaco despite conceding three goals along the way – and Christian Titz’s men will obviously be in good spirits early in the new season. They have netted a total of eight goals in the process and we obviously see a side willing to go for an immediate return to the top flight.
However, Holstein Kiel have similar ambitions as they finished the last term close to the top and only suffered a Play-offs loss to Wolfsburg, who denied them a spot in the Bundesliga and second promotion in two years. They’ll thus surely be a tough nut to crack at Volksparkstadion too, in what should prove an important battle for points later in the season too.
Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel: Head-to-head
- Interestingly, this will be the sides’ first league head-to-head clash ever.
- HSV have bagged two wins in four games so far, with a DFB Pokal win in 2007 and three friendly matchups since then.
- We’ve seen eight goals (5-3) in their last match back in July 2017, as Holstein Kiel finally beat the rivals in a friendly.
Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel: Prediction
We do believe HSV are in better shape at this point, though, and we’ll now back them to capitalize on that as we go for a Home win here, priced at 1.70. They’ve proven themselves against some big guns recently and we do see them building on such a spell of results on the day.
However, they’ve been regularly conceding goals too and we now hope for a similarly exciting contest, as we also back a YES on Both teams to score at 1.80. Holstein have scored six goals in their last two outings and this could prove the best way to go about the market at this point.
Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.70
Both teams to score YES @ 1.80.