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2nd Bundesliga • Day 2
08/01/21 07:30 AM
Holstein Kiel
Holstein Kiel
0 - 3
Finished
45' : 0 - 2
Schalke 04
Schalke 04

Tip Holstein Kiel - Schalke 04

Holstein Kiel Schalke 04 Prediction published on July 28, 2021 at 8:39 PM - modifiedat July 29, 2021 at 4:44 PM

Schalke 04 travel to Holstein Kiel for matchday two of the Bundesliga 2 on Sunday. Dimitros Grammozis’ side kickstarted their campaign to earn promotion back to the top division with a 3-1 loss to Hamburg. Dominick Drexler earned the ball in the middle to find Marias Bulter on the wings who set up Simon Terodde for the first and only goal of the game for Schalke before Hamburg scored three past Michael Langer. Schalke 04 had a lacklustre previous season and were relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in 33 years. They have played five pre-season games before the Bundesliga 2 fixture against Hamburg, scoring 26 goals and just conceding twice. The two sides have only met once before in a pre-season club friendly back in 2016 where Schalke 04 prevailed with a 2-1 win.

Holstein Kiel, on the contrary, must be rueing their missed opportunity to earn promotion to the Bundesliga at the end of their previous season. Ole Werner’s side finished third in Bundesliga 2 and were pitted against FC Koln of the Bundesliga in the promotion play-off where they were outplayed comprehensively and suffered a 5-2 loss on aggregate. Kiel had won the first leg with a slender margin of 1-0 before Koln registered a dominating 5-1 victory. Kiel have also begun their new season with a loss to FC St. Pauli with a 3-0 scoreline. They had played four pre-season games prior to the Bundesliga 2 opener, winning and losing once; and drawing twice.

Key points Holstein Kiel - Schalke 04

key points iconFour of the last five Holstein Kiel games at home have had over 2.5 goals in them, including the play-off against Koln.

key points iconHolstein Kiel have failed to keep a single clean sheet in the current season. They have conceded 9 goals in 5 games so far.

key points iconFive of the last seven Schalke games have also seen a lot of goals, averaging over 2.5 goals as well.

Conclusion Holstein Kiel - Schalke 04

Since both teams have begun their Bundesliga 2 campaign on a losing note, the two sides will be gunning for their first league victory of the season against each other. Schalke and Holstein Kiel are evenly matched and the game could go either way. A high scoring draw between the two teams is the likeliest result since both teams have struggled defensively so far in the season. We are going for over 2.5 goals in this fixture. 

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