Sandhausen vs Holstein Kiel
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Hardtwaldstadion (Sandhausen).
Sandhausen have been a force to reckon with at home this term. With h2h history here also indicating a clear upper hand for the hosts, Holstein Kiel’s chances of leapfrogging past their foes on the ladder this week, are certainly looking bleak.
Sandhausen vs Holstein Kiel Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here witnessed Holstein Kiel lose 3-2.
- Three of their previous seven meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in six of their last seven fixtures.
- Four of their previous seven encounters have finished as a tie.
- Holstein Kiel have registered the win just once in their past seven games. (W-1, D-4, L-2)
Sandhausen vs Holstein Kiel Prediction
Sandhausen dropped points for the second week in a row, after Hamburger SV managed to hold them to a draw at home last week. Despite taking the lead through Aleksandr Zhirov in the opening forty-five minutes, the hosts failed to start the second half strongly and ultimately succumbed to an equalizer courtesy of Lukas Hinterseer.
And now, with twenty-three points in the bag, the home side are placed right above Holstein Kiel on ninth, with a one-point cushion.
On the other hand, Holstein Kiel are on a dismal two-match winless streak. Their last clash on the road saw them play out a 2-2 draw alongside Nurnberg. While at home, they were at the losing end of a 4-2 scorecard against Osnabruck.
Additionally, the guests have just two wins to boast of from their last six fixtures in the second division. To make matters worse, the visitors have stumbled four times already on the road this term.
In sharp contrast, Sandhausen are unbeaten at home since early August. They have admitted defeat just once so far as well. Moreover, the hosts have made no mistake in securing the bragging rights in their last two meetings with this opponent here either.
As such, Holstein Kiel can rule out any hopes of picking up a win this weekend.
Be that as it may, the hosts have been left frustrated with a point at the most, in four of their last six games at home. Given that Holstein Kiel are also the second-best away side in the cluster, as far as statistics go, a double chance would be the safer punt to back in this one.
Furthermore, Sandhausen’s backline have been far too easy to breach, even in their own backyard. The fact that they have kept a clean sheet just once certainly stands as a testament to it.
Meanwhile, the visitors have not been shy in racking up the goals tally and have scored two goals or more in each of their last three outings.
Taking into account that their past two h2h meetings here on the trot have also featured over 2.5 goals on the charts, expect goals to be in abundance when the two sides square up against each other.
Sandhausen vs Holstein Kiel Betting tips
Double chance: Sandhausen or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).