Holstein Kiel vs Union Berlin
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Holstein-Stadion (Kiel).
Holstein Kiel and Union Berlin are set to take on each other in the derby of the Matchday on Friday evening. We expect a real buzz in and around Holstein-Stadion on the occasion given there are just two points separating the two sides in the direct battle for top flight promotion.
The hosts claimed a highly-important 1-3 victory away at Bochum last weekend. They are 5th at the moment, but a win here could move them up to third as they’d overtake Friday’s counterparts.
Japanese forward Masaya Okugawa produced a phenomenal display with a goal and an assist apiece in the mentioned victory over Bochum. Team’s top scorer Janni Serra was also on the scoreline taking his league tally to 10 this season.
We thus have reasons to say the hosts will be dangerous in the final third here with such in-form attackers.
Holstein Kiel vs Union Berlin: Head-to-head
The head to heads stats is all tied at three wins apiece coming into teams’ ninth meeting.
Union Berlin clinched a 2-0 victory when sides met each other in late-September in this term of 2. Bundesliga.
There were at least four goals scored in three successive H2H affairs before this season’s clash.
Holstein Kiel vs Union Berlin: Prediction
The visitors also have a strong firepower on display in the final third. They opened the year in a phenomenal attacking form netting two or more goals in four of five league matches after the winter break. It’s an impressive record if we know they played the likes of Koln and St. Pauli in the process.
However, Union Berlin only drew 1-1 at home to mid-table Arminia Bielefeld last weekend. They will have a very tough task to return to winning ways here as the Storks lost just one of eleven home outings this season.
Both Teams To Score is the safest of bets, while braver punters can try with the home win at 2.70 alternatively.
Holstein Kiel vs Union Berlin: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7)
Holstein Kiel to win @ 2.70 (17/10).