The battle for German top-flight football participation continues to rage on with the regular season decided. FC Cologne are outsiders against Holstein Kiel, who built on their impressive run in both the 2. Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal in the first-leg away from home. The two sides face off each other at the Holstein-Stadion on May 29. This article gives you all the necessary information required to place a bet on this game.
Holstein Kiel vs Cologne free betting tips and odds
Our team of experts analyzed the game from top to bottom and came up with the following bets.
• Football Whispers Prediction one: Match Result – Holstein Kiel @ 9/4
• Football Whispers Prediction two: Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 73/100
• Football Whispers Prediction three: Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 17/20
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Holstein Kiel to Win
The Billy Goats survival in the Bundesliga hangs by a thread. They have struggled all season and in Holstein Kiel face a team that has punched above their belt. The Storks finished the season in third place and gained the monicker of giant-killers with their exceptional performances in the DFB Pokal. With the prized scalp of Bayern Munich to boast off, Holstein Kiel showed they have enough in the tank by winning the first leg on the road and are inches away from making it to the Bundesliga.
BTTS – Yes
Cologne have found scoring difficult but picked up the beat at the right moment. They claimed seven strikes in the final five matches, getting on the scoreboard on four occasions. As the heat turned up in the final three matches of the campaign, Kiel let their guard down in search of glory. Their rivals exploited their deficiencies as both sides made the scoreboard tick fifteen times in this period. They did manage to score seven goals in the process, whilst shipping in eight. With both sides exhibiting their ability to score with aplomb when the need arises, goals should be seen on either side of the pitch.
Over 2.5 Goals
After struggling for the majority of the season and conceding 60 goals in the process, Cologne ended the campaign with successive clean sheets. The same cannot be said about their rivals on Saturday night. Kiel's defence is not of Bundesliga quality but they have shown they can hold their own against the best while their forwards hound their rivals. Their last three outings have averaged five goals per match and half of which should be expected as they make their bid for German top-flight football.
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Cologne stand in Holstein Kiel and Bundesliga
FC Cologne travels to the Holstein-Stadion to secure their fate in the German top-flight football. They managed to avoid relegation with a 1-0 win over Schalke on the final day and need to win the relegation play-off lottery against Holstein Kiel. The Storks have impressed this season, especially in the DFB Pokal, where they made it to the semi-final stage.
However, they have lost form and momentum in recent weeks, succumbing to successive victories to let their automatic promotion berth slip from their fingers. In a season full of misery and inconsistency, the Billy Goats have impressed in recent weeks. They claimed three wins in their last five fixtures and can surprise the Kiel natives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the game being played? – At Holstein-Stadion in Kiel.
What’s the kick-off time? – The game will start at 18:00, on 29/05/21.
Which bookmaker do you recommend? – Our recommended bookmaker for this game is Ladbrokes.