Paderborn vs Holstein Kiel
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Benteler-Arena (Paderborn).
Holstein Kiel looked to have finally found the wanted shape after a rather sloppy start to the new 2. Bundesliga campaign. They took a Freiburg scalp beating the top flight outfit 2-1 in last week’s DFB Pokal tie to advance to the third round of the competition. It was their second straight win in all competitions.
Nevertheless, Tim Walter’s men returned to the old habits on Saturday when they disappointer fans with a poor 2-2 draw to the rock-bottomed Ingolstadt at their Holstein-Stadion. The Storks were even lucky to have saved a point thanks to late second-half goals from Kingsley Schindler and Stefan Thesker.
Can Kiel make it five straight games without a defeat across competitions on Friday afternoon when they travel to Benteler-Arena to take on recently-promoted Paderborn?
Paderborn vs Holstein Kiel: Head-to-head
Paderborn were the more successful side in H2H record against Kiel over the course of history.
The two teams battled it out in the third class of German football two years ago when Kiel earned the double over Paderborn via 2-1 and 3-1 wins.
Both teams scored a goal in eight of last nine head to head matches.
Paderborn vs Holstein Kiel: Prediction
The team led by Steffen Baumgart has been playing hot and cold ever since the start of the season. They went unbeaten in three straight outings before falling 2-0 to MSV Duisburg last weekend. They can generally be happy with the campaign they’ve had so far in the season given they sit 10th at the moment.
The two teams are lock on points in the middle of the 2. Bundesliga ladder ahead of the clash at Benteler-Arena. The quality is, however, on Kiel’s side and we find the value in backing the visitors to leave Paderborn unbeaten at the odds of 1.66.
Due to the high-scoring head to head tradition as well as teams’ recent form, we will also try with the both teams to score bet at the odds of 1.50.
Paderborn vs Holstein Kiel: Bet Tips
Holstein Kiel or Draw @ 1.66 (4/6)
BTTS @ 1.50 (1/2).