Holstein Kiel take on visiting side Arminia Bielefeld at Holstein-Stadion in this Bundesliga 2 meeting on Saturday. All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Holstein Kiel v Arminia Bielefeld are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Holstein Kiel won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 loss in their previous game against VfL Bochum. The only player to score from Holstein Kiel was Jonas Meffert (74'). Jordi Osei-Tutu (49') and Silvère Ganvoula (63') scored for VfL Bochum .
Die Störche have been conceding pretty frequently of late, although they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Die Störche have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches.
Looking at their past form shows that Holstein Kiel:
- have not beaten Arminia Bielefeld in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
In their previous fixture, Arminia Bielefeld drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 2 match with Hamburger SV.
For 5 of the prior 6 clashes involving Arminia Bielefeld, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes to a paltry 2, with the number of goals averaged by Die Arminen standing at 1.33. Having said that, it remains to be seen whether that pattern might persist here in this match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Arminia Bielefeld:
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 02/05/2015 tells us that Holstein Kiel have won 1 of these games and Arminia Bielefeld 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Die Störche and 9 belonging to Die Arminen. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 12 on 03/11/2019 when the final score was Arminia Bielefeld 2-1 Holstein Kiel. The referee was Robert Kempter.
Team News: Holstein Kiel
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Holstein Kiel gaffer Ole Werner to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Janni Serra (Thigh injury) misses out.
We’re of the view that Arminia Bielefeld and Holstein Kiel might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here. It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore anticipating a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 scoreline after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Nickname: Die Störche
Stadium: Holstein-Stadion (15,034)
Captain: Hauke Wahl
Chairman: Steffen Schneekloth
Manager: Ole Werner
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 7
Key Man: Jae-Sung Lee
Usually deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jae-Sung Lee was born in Ulsan, Korea Republic. After having played his first senior match for Holstein Kiel in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 8 league goals in this Bundesliga 2 2019 - 2020 campaign so far from a total of 27 appearances.