Arminia Bielefeld vs Holstein Kiel Predictions and Match Preview
Arminia Bielefeld vs Holstein Kiel
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 19th May 2019
Kick-off at 14.30 UK/ 15.30 CET
Venue: SchücoArena (Bielefeld).
Kiel, despite their prestigious top-tier standing in the league table, has been going through a torrid time. In the last few match-days, they lost twice and drew once against two relegation-battlers. Their safety already being guaranteed may have played a role in this, but surely the team will not wish to conclude their season in such a sour note.
Bielefeld has a curious and funny story to tell about their 2019 so far. They have lost just thrice in official encounters all through this year. One was against the champion of this competition, while the other two was against teams from the other end, relegation-battlers. Rest of the games saw the team perform admirably well.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Holstein Kiel Head-to-head (h2h)
- Bielefeld won the reverse fixture of this tie, with a 1-2 away win.
- Only once has Kiel recorded a clean sheet in an official encounter.
- At this venue, the hosts have always broken the opposing defense in official games.
- Kiel has never managed to win on the road against this opponent, disregarding friendlies.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Holstein Kiel Prediction
All this year, Bielefeld has lost just thrice. At home, the team won five of their last six attempts. Importantly, Kiel has been misfiring for quite some time. They lost three of their last four fixtures and was winless in seven of their last nine on the road.
This being the final match-day, Bielefeld, already in good form, will be raring to finish with a win. Add to this, their home advantage, and things start to look bleak for Kiel.
Going on, Bielefeld had managed to win the reverse fixture of this tie, despite being on the road, and only once have they failed to score against this opponent in an official meeting. Also, at this venue, the hosts have always scored against the visiting Kiel and have so far kept a 100% unbeaten record.
Keeping in line with the existing trend in h2h games, and on basis of recent form, count on Arminia to give a strong performance.