St. Pauli vs Holstein Kiel
Germany – 2.Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Millerntor-Stadion (Hamburg).
The Kiezkicker have found a purple patch with 3 consecutive wins. This momentum they have will be useful when they host a struggling Kiel on Sunday.
Christopher Buchtmann has been their first name on the team sheet this season. He has helped the team with goals when needed by scoring 4 goals and also assisted once.
They are 3rd in the league with 6 wins in 10 games and are one point behind leaders Koln.
Kiel’s away record is below par due to their lack of spirit. Forwards have not got into groove yet. The team managed by Tim Walter are 11th in the league.
They had a positive result in their last league match. They held the leaders draw 1-1 at home with a late equalizer from Heinz Morschel.
If they want to replicate last season when they finished 3rd, they have to win their remaining games.
In the 3-2 win at the h2h on February this year Kiel lost the game after leading by 2 goals to one. Richard Neudecker scored a brace and the winning goal was scored by Christopher Avevor. A penalty converted by Kingsley Schindler and a goal from Marvin Ducksch was in the account of Kiel.
The game saw Kiel concede 11 fouls which resulted in pressure for their defense. Pauli keeper Himmelmann was the game changer with 5 crucial saves.
St. Pauli vs Holstein Kiel: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In 10 h2h games the Kiezkicker have won 6 and lost only 2.
- The last clash between them was on February which ended as a home win for St. Pauli.
- The hosts have won 6 in last 10 games and are on a 6 game undefeated streak. At home they have 4 wins in last 5 games.
- The Storks have 2 wins and defeats each in the last 10 matches. They are winless in last 4 away games with only 1 win in 5 games.
St. Pauli vs Holstein Kiel: Prediction
With a 3 game win streak going on, Kauczinski’s team has an edge over the opponents. Also their impeccable home run will be an added advantage.
Coach Walter will have to ask his team the same performance last game against the league leaders. That result will have given them a lot of confidence coming into this match.
St. Pauli vs Holstein Kiel: Betting Tips
BTTS @ 1.65 (7/11).
Over 2.5 @ 1.85 (6/7).