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Holstein Kiel will host away team St. Pauli at Holstein-Stadion in this Bundesliga 2 fixture on Friday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Holstein Kiel v St. Pauli are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Holstein Kiel will be looking for another win after the 2-0 Bundesliga 2 triumph over SV Sandhausen.
In that game, Holstein Kiel had 53% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Holstein Kiel, goals were scored by Fin Bartels (22') and Janni Serra (69'). On the other side, SV Sandhausen got 11 shots at goal with 3 on target.
It has been seldom in recent times that Holstein Kiel have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Holstein Kiel have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals along the way.
Heading into this contest, Holstein Kiel have not been beaten in the league by St. Pauli in their previous 2 matches.
St. Pauli will go into the meeting following a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 win in the defeat of Greuther Furth in their most recent fixture.
In that match, St. Pauli had 45% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For St. Pauli, the scorers were Luca-Milan Zander (10') and Guido Burgstaller (50'). For their opponents, SpVgg Greuther Fürth had 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. Paul Seguin (93') was the scorer for Greuther Furth.
During their 6 most recent matches, Timo Schultz's St. Pauli have converted a total of 13 times therefore yielding them a goals per game average of 2.17.
Going into this encounter, St. Pauli haven't beaten Holstein Kiel when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 25/02/2018 shows us that Holstein Kiel have won 3 of these games and St. Pauli 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for Holstein Kiel and 8 netted by St. Pauli. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The previous league match featuring the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 15 on 09/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of St. Pauli 1-1 Holstein Kiel.
The referee was Frank Willenborg.
Team News: Holstein Kiel
Ioannis Gelios (Corona virus) and Stefan Thesker (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be available for Kiel boss Ole Werner.
Team News: St. Pauli
St. Pauli manager Timo Schultz has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Ryo Miyaichi (Fitness), Christopher Buchtmann (Fitness), Sebastian Ohlsson (Muscle Injury) and Christopher Avevor (Ankle Injury) will not be playing here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that St. Pauli should get enough chances to get a goal against this Holstein Kiel side, although it probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid a loss.
Our selection here is for a 2-1 win for Holstein Kiel when all is said and done. Let’s see what eventuates.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Holstein-Stadion (15,034)
Captain: Hauke Wahl
Chairman: Steffen Schneekloth
Manager: Ole Werner
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 4, DFB-Pokal (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Alexander Mühling
Generally taking up the Centre Midfield position, Alexander Mühling was born in Germany. Having played his first senior match for SV Sandhausen in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has contributed 10 league goals in this Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 season to date in 25 appearances.