FC Koln vs Holstein Kiel Predictions & Match Preview

FC Koln vs Holstein Kiel
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK
Venue: Rhein Energie Stadion, Koln.

The 2. Bundesliga table leaders will play their 27th round match on Sunday in front of the home crowd, hoping for an easy win against Holstein Kiel and increased gap from the other teams.

The Rams are currently flying in terms of results and form, so 1.44 odds on their win shouldn’t surprise anyone. The team had a wake up call after losing 3-2 to Paderborn in mid-February.

Right after that they started demolishing every single opponent they faced. Koln managed to beat Sandhausen, Aue, Ingolstadt and Bielefeld consecutively.

Koln are 1st on the table despite playing one match less than HSV or Union Berlin. They collected 51 points in 25 matches, while having the most dominant goal difference in the league +33.

An absolute MVP so far, not only for the squad but for the whole league, is Simon Terodde. 31-years old striker has bagged 26 goals in 24 appearances this season, and many will consider backing him to be on the score sheet.

As for their opposition, Kiel are not looking bad in terms of standings too. They are 5th on the table with 42 points, five away from the playoffs spot. The problem is they won only two out of last five outings.

FC Koln vs Holstein Kiel Head-to-head

  • These two teams have met only once so far.
  • It was in the first half of the season, in October 2018.
  • Full time result was 1-1 even though Koln dominated the match.

FC Koln vs Holstein Kiel Prediction

There is no doubt that Koln are the team with biggest quality in the division. We expect them to outclass the opposition this time as well, but to concede at least one goal in the process. Home win and both teams to score is our primary suggestion.

As mentioned above, Terodde is playing the best season of his life. Backing him to score anytime vs Kiel is one of our favourite Sunday bankers.

FC Koln vs Holstein Kiel: Bet Tips

  • Home win & BTTS @ 2.50
  • Terodde to score @ 1.60.