Holstein Kiel vs Darmstadt
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 28 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Holstein-Stadion (Kiel).
Kiel’s form has hit a stumbling block in the last couple of weeks. The team which featured the promotional play-offs in May took just one point from last three league outings. They dropped down to the 10th place in the 2. Bundesliga standings as a consequence.
Can the Storks get their campaign up and running on Friday when they play host to Darmstadt in the first game of the Matchday No 8?
The visitors sit 8th in the league standings, being a single point above their counterparts. They will, however, also head into this low on confidence after losing the mid-week tie to Arminia Bielefeld 1-2 on the home patch. It was their second straight defeat in the competition.
Holstein Kiel vs Darmstadt: Head-to-head
- The two teams will take on each other for the fifth time on Friday.
- They have a single victory apiece as two games ended without a winner.
- Both of last term meetings ended in draws (0-0 and 1-1).
Holstein Kiel vs Darmstadt: Prediction
Keeping things tight at the back was the main problem for both sides in recent outings. The hosts shipped as many as eight goals in last three matches, while the Lilies allowed six in past two.
All of Kiel’s three home games in this season saw the BTTS option “come in”. They are yet to be defeated in front of the home crowed where the Storks won one and drew two so far in the season.
Away from home, Darmstadt lost two and won one of three matches. Knowing they’ll come into this in poor spirits after back-to-back defeats, we do fancy the home win & BTTS bet at the odds of 4.00 here.
The bet you’ll hardly make a mistake with is Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.95. We just can’t see any of two teams keeping a clean sheet here based on their most recent form. You can also consider backing the hosts to net two or more goals at the odds of 1.90.
Holstein Kiel vs Darmstadt: Bet Tips
Kiel to win & BTTS @ 4.00 (3/1)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95 (19/20).