It’s the second round of 2. Bundesliga and we will get to see Holstein Kiel v Heidenheim. These teams are known for their attacking style of play as they proved last season when combined, they scored 11 goals in their two matches. We believe that this is another game where we will see lots of goals.
My Prediction For This Game:
Although Holstein Kiel is favourite to win this match as they won their first game whilst Heidenheim drew, we believe that it’s safer to bet on over 2.5 goals than on the home team to win. Last season they played two very exciting games; Holstein Kiel won both 5-3 and 2-1. Holstein Kiel is even stronger this year and we could see similar scores this time again.
Holstein Kiel almost managed to get a promotion to the Bundesliga; they were four points short of second-placed Nurnberg, so they played in the play-offs against Wolfsburg, which they lost 4-2 on aggregate. This year they are main favourites for promotion; they strengthened their squad and it showed in the first round when they beat HSV away 3-0.
Heidenheim managed to stay in 2. Bundesliga; however, they were just two points clear of the relegation zone. They won’t want to fight against relegation this time, so they have bought some young players; the most notable are Niklas Dorsch from Bayern Munchen and Patrick Mainka from Borussia Dortmund. They played in the first round match at home against Arminia Bielefeld; they drew 1-1 but should have scored at least one more goal since they dominated the game and had a few excellent chances.
Holstein Kiel last 5 games:
Heidenheim last 5 games:
Holstein Kiel v Heidenheim last 5 games:
Reasons For and Against The Tip:
✓ Holstein Kiel is the main candidate for promotion; they play very attacking football.
✘ Heidenheim could park the bus to try to avoid a big defeat.
Tip: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.75 @ Ladbrokes
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