Holstein Kiel vs Wolfsburg: Preview and Predictions

Holstein Kiel vs Wolfsburg
German Bundesliga Promotion Play-off
Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Holstein-Stadion, Kiel.

Wolfsburg gained a decent two-goal cushion after the first leg of their relegation playoffs tie with Holstein Kiel and they are now just 90 minutes away from booking the new campaign in the top flight of the German football.

Divock Origi took advantage of making the starting line-up as he was just the one who broke the deadlock 13 minutes into the game. The second-tier outfit bounced back right before the half time when Kingsley Schindler levelled the score to keep the Storks alive ahead of the rematch. However, Josip Brekalo and Yunus Malli notched two more goals for the Wolves in the second half to grant them a huge win and help them travel to Kiel in a much better mood.

Bruno Labbadia’s men thus backed up the impressive attacking display from the last round of the regular season when they notched four goals past the rock-bottomed Koln. Such attacking showings will serve as a huge confidence-booster after the team struggled for goals without the injured Daniel Didavi in the final third.

Holstein Kiel vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-head

The match played on Thursday evening was the fists ever competitive head to head contest between these two outfits.,

They locked horns once in the past, but it was only in a pre-season friendly back in 2007 when Wolfsburg took a 1-2 victory.

Holstein Kiel vs Wolfsburg: Prediction

Markus Anfang can be proud of the job he has done with Kiel who promoted from the third division football last summer to boast 2. Bundesliga best attack this season. The Storks bagged six goals in the last round of the regular campaign and the strong attacking potential is what still brings them hope ahead of the rematch with Wolfsburg at Holstein-Stadion.

The hosts need a quick opener which is why we expect them to go strong from the very first minute. Wolfsburg also revealed how lethal they can be up front and we sincerely doubt the hosts will be able to keep things tight at the back here. You can back goals at both ends at the odds of 1.61.

Divock Origi scored a goal in each of last two games for Wolfsburg. The Belgian forward should have plenty of space to create in the final third here and we have to take the 3.25 odds offered for him to score anytime.

Holstein Kiel vs Wolfsburg: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 1.61
  • Divock Origi to score anytime @ 3.25.