Hannover vs Holstein Kiel
Germany- 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 2 March 2020
Kick off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
Miserably, Hannover are sporting the second-worst home statistics in the cluster. With Holstein Kiel last tasting defeat on the road, way back in late November, the hosts can rule out any hopes of coming out on top this Monday.
Hannover vs Holstein Kiel Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent encounter was the reverse fixture of this clash which Hannover won with a narrow 2-1 scoreline.
Hannover vs Holstein Kiel Prediction
Hannover were at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard to Arminia Bielefeld last week after Reinhold Yabo scored the only goal of the game. The hosts hardly made an impact in that latter clash, to be frank, and finished the ninety minutes with just half as many shots on target as their counterparts.
As of now, the home team are winless in their past two games on the trot. It is also worth mentioning that Hannover are currently hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone. In fact, they are just two points away from the same.
On the other hand, Holstein Kiel were in for a shock defeat at home in their clash with Heidenheim. Despite being the odds-on favorites, the visitors were a mere shadow of their usual self in that fixture and deservedly lost by a narrow 1-0 scoreline.
Be that as it may, it needs saying that the loss was just their first in seven games. Furthermore, surprisingly, the guests have been coping a lot better on the road than at home this season.
Impressively, the visitors are unbeaten in their past six outings in the second division. In sharp contrast, Hannover have emerged victoriously just once at home.
With home advantage hardly working its charm for the hosts, Holstein Kiel are in line to pick up all three points in this one.
However, Hannover have salvaged a point in each of their past three fixtures here. Taking into account that the visitors have also shared the spoils in half of their previous four outings, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt.
Furthermore, despite the poor string of results, the hosts have been consistent in getting their names on the scoresheets in each of last six games at home. Admirably, they have also racked up ten goals from those aforementioned clashes alone.
Meanwhile, Holstein Kiel have been found napping at the back far too many times on the road. The fact that they have kept a clean sheet just once in their previous seven outings, certainly speaks volumes.
Given that both teams had also found the back of the net together in the reverse fixture of this clash, expect neither side to make it out of the ninety minutes with a clean sheet intact this week.
Hannover vs Holstein Kiel Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Holstein Kiel @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).