Holstein Kiel vs Magdeburg
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 3 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Holstein-Stadion, Kiel.
Holstein Kiel made the top three in the 2. Bundesliga ladder last year, but Wolfsburg were just too strong in the play-offs as the Storks are forced to play another season in the second division of German football.
They started the campaign in a decent manner, beating 1860 Munich 1-3 on the road in the early stage of DFB Pokal. The victory marked Tim Walter’s official debut on the bench.
However, the Storks failed to back up the cup win at the beginning of the league campaign as Jahn Regensburg held them to a goalless draw last weekend at Continental Arena.
Can Kiel bag the maiden victory in the last game of the second round against the recently-promoted Magdeburg side?
The visitors will face hard times saving the second tier status this year given they have arguably the weakest side in the competition.
Magdeburg were struggling badly for goals on the pre-season, bagging just a single in last three matches before the 2. Bundesliga kick off.
The thread includes a disappointing display in a 0-1 loss to Darmstadt in DFB Pokal’s inaugural round.
Holstein Kiel vs Magdeburg: Head-to-head
- The two sides battled it out together in the third class of the German football just two years ago.
- This will be their 15th H2H clash and a potential victory for the visitors would make it all square at five wins, draws and defeats apiece.
- Interestingly, none of past 11 head to head games saw three or more goals scored.
Holstein Kiel vs Magdeburg: Prediction
The hosts head into this as massive favourites and we have to recognize the value in the 1.83 odds offered for the home win pick here.
Since Kiel’s defensive line looks tough to break down under Tim Walter, we can hardly imagine Magdeburg creating much in the final third here at Holstein-Stadion.
As none of last 11 H2H games saw more than two goals scored, the Under 2-5 goals FT pick is a must-take bet at 1.90.
You can also obviously take the hosts to keep things tight at the back at the 2.62 odds.
Holstein Kiel vs Magdeburg: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90
Holstein Kiel to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62.