Holstein Kiel vs Duisburg
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019
Kick-Off 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Holstein-Stadion (Kiel).
Holstein Kiel featured promotional play-offs at the end of last season, but they will not match such accomplishment this time around due to a slower run of form after the winter break.
The Storks were actually not pulling up any trees lately. They took just one point from past three league rounds and will go into Sunday’s home fixture against rock-bottomed Duisburg on the back of two successive losses to Paderborn and Sandhausen.
The hosts shipped five goals in the process. They did not keep a clean sheet in any of last 11 league outings, ten of which saw them score at least one goal as well. Tim Walter’s troops are now as many as seven points short of third-placed Union Berlin with just three games left to play.
Can they at least arrest the current slump in form and garb the spoils against the weakest team in the division?
Holstein Kiel vs Duisburg: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely favours Kiel here.
The hosts won 7, drew 2 and lost 2 of 11 clashes against Duisburg.
Holstein Kiel won each of last four meetings with the Zebras with an incredible goal difference of 14- 1 along the way.
Kiel won four and lost one of five home matches with Duisburg (10-1 goal difference).
Holstein Kiel vs Duisburg: Prediction
The visitors had an underwhelming campaign in this term of 2. Bundesliga. They finished last season at sky-high 7th position, but will likely suffer relegation to 3. Liga at the end of this campaign. They sit at the very foot of the standings and are five points short of Magdeburg in the position which leads to relegation play-offs.
The Zebras are winless in past seven matches in 2. Bundesliga. They conceded at least two goals in each of last five games. They shipped as many as 16 goals in total in five previous rounds.
Kiel scored 30 goals in 15 home outings and we clearly expect them to bag at least two here past such out-of-form and vulnerable defensive line of Duisburg’s.
Holstein Kiel vs Duisburg: Bet Tips
Holstein Kiel to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Holstein Kiel Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).