Kaiserslautern vs Holstein Kiel
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 9 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Fritz-Walter-Stadion (Kaiserslautern).
Michael Frontzeck has made a dream debut on Kaisersluatern’s bench last weekend when he led the team to the super important 1-2 win away at Eintracht Braunschweig. Goals came from Lukas Spalvis who has instilled some confidence into him after netting a brace and there are no doubts that the Lithuanian forward will be a major threat to Kiel’s goal this Friday.
It was only the third victory of the season for the Reds Devils who still have a mountain to climb to reach the safe zone. Kaisersulatern are now eight points away from safety, but their fans now see a glimmer of hope at least after the strong display in Braunschweig.
Backing up that performance will be quite a challenging task, though, as the Red Devils are about to tackle the promotional candidates Holstein Kiel this Friday. The good news for Frontzeck is that the visitors will come into this winless in last eight ties. The Storks have thus ruined the magnificent job done earlier.
Markus Anfang’s main issues are connected to the lack of the efficiency of late since Kiel have notched only a single goal in last two league ties against Greuther Furth and Jahn Regensburg.
Kaiserlautern vs Holstein Kiel: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between these two teams.
Kiel came on top when they met in mid-September last year at Holstein-Stadion.
It was Stipe Vucur’s own goal late in the stoppage-time that made the difference between the two teams (ended 2-1 for Kiel).
Kaiserlautern vs Holstein Kiel: Prediction
The hosts will come into the game in much higher spirits and we believe they should be able to take advantage of the momentum and make an upset against the favourites.
Kiel are winless in last eight league ties and backing Kaiserslautern not to lose seems to be a good call at 1.85 odds.
Kaiserlautern vs Holstein Kiel: Bet Tips
Kaiserslautern or Draw Double Chance @ 1.85
Holstein Kiel Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72