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Schalke will be hosting visiting opponents Holstein Kiel at Veltins-Arena in this Bundesliga 2 meeting on Sunday.
All Schalke v Holstein Kiel match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Schalke will play in this match following a 1-1 Bundesliga 2 tied result vs Hamburg.
In that game, Schalke managed 50% possession and 29 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Schalke was Ko Itakura (87'). At the other end, Hamburger SV had 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Robert Glatzel (2') scored for Hamburg.
Fixtures with Schalke have proved to be lively encounters lately with high scoring expected. Over their past six games alone, a total of 25 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 14 of them being chalked up by Schalke. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen if that pattern shall persist in this next game.
Ahead of this meeting, Schalke are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Holstein Kiel will go into the clash following a 3-0 Bundesliga 2 win to beat St. Pauli in their most recent game.
In that game, Holstein Kiel had 42% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Holstein Kiel, the goals were scored by Fin Bartels (8'), Finn Porath (29') and Benedikt Pichler (45'). On the other side, FC St. Pauli had 10 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Holstein Kiel have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in total. At the back, Holstein Kiel can certainly do much better.
Coming into this meeting, Holstein Kiel have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 2 on 01/08/2021 which ended up with the score at Holstein Kiel 0-3 Schalke.
That day, Holstein Kiel had 63% possession and 23 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Schalke got 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Simon Terodde (2', 21') and Marius Bülter (68') scored.
The match was refereed by Patrick Ittrich.
Team News: Schalke
Danny Latza (Muscle Injury), Mehmet Aydin (Hamstring Injury), Dominick Drexler (Muscular problems), Michael Langer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Marcin Kaminski (Corona virus) will not be taking part for Schalke gaffer Dimitrios Grammozis.
We think that Schalke may well make use of the 3-1-4-2 system for this one with Martin Fraisl, Malick Thiaw, Ko Itakura, Salif Sané, Victor Palsson, Andreas Vindheim, Rodrigo Zalazar, Blendi Idrizi, Thomas Ouwejan, Marius Bülter and Simon Terodde.
Team News: Holstein Kiel
Holstein Kiel boss Marcel Rapp has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Noah Awuku (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Phil Neumann (Corona virus), Fabian Reese (Corona virus) and Lewis Holtby (Corona virus) can’t be considered.
It’s our belief that Holstein Kiel might make use of a 3-5-2 formation, settling for Thomas Dähne, Nico Carrera, Hauke Wahl, Stefan Thesker, Julian Korb, Alexander Mühling, Steven Skrzybski, Finn Porath, Jonas Sterner, Fin Bartels and Benedikt Pichler.
Our thinking is that Holstein Kiel will really need to work well to break down this Schalke outfit who we think will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Schalke at the end of the match.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Veltins-Arena (62,271)
Captain: Danny Latza
Chairman: Alexander Jobst
Manager: Dimitrios Grammozis
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 4
⭐ Star Player: Marius Bülter
Regularly played in the Striker position, Marius Bülter was born in Ibbenbüren, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Magdeburg in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Forward has scored 6 league goals in the 2. Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 16 appearances.