2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Karlsruher SC vs Holstein Kiel Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Karlsruher SC vs Holstein Kiel kick off? Saturday 1st February, 2020 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Karlsruher SC vs Holstein Kiel being played? Wildparkstadion

What TV channel is Karlsruher SC vs Holstein Kiel on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga 2 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Karlsruher SC vs Holstein Kiel in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Karlsruher SC vs Holstein Kiel?

Karlsruher SC – https://www.viagogo.com/Sports-Tickets/International-Soccer/More-Soccer/3-Bundesliga/Karlsruher-SC-Tickets

Holstein Kiel – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/holstein-kiel/de/auswaerts/channel/shop/index

What was the score in the last meeting between Karlsruher SC & Holstein Kiel? Holstein Kiel 2-1 Karlsruher SC

THE TEAM NEWS

KARLSRUHER SC

  • Karlsruher SC went down to their third successive defeat at relegation rivals Dynamo Dresden on Wednesday and are on the verge of dropping into the relegation places.
  • Coach Schwartz has no new personnel issues but Hanek, Mobius and Choi Kyoung-Rok remain sidelined, so there are unlikely to be many changes.
  • New signing Gondorf went straight into the side as expected against Dresden, while Carlson was preferred to Lorenz on the left flank in his first start since October.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Uphoff; Thiede, Gordon, Pisot, Rossbach; Frode; Stiefler, Wanitzek, Gondorf, Lorenz; Hofmann

Unavailable: Hanek (Injured), Mobius (Injured), Choi Kyoung-Rok (Injured)

Doubtful:

HOLSTEIN KIEL

  • Holstein Kiel drew for the third game running at home to Darmstadt 98 on Wednesday but they have lost just one of their last seven league matches.
  • Gelios was recalled in goal ahead of Reimann in midweek as the pair continue to jostle for the number one jersey, so he should get the nod again.
  • Striker Serra has been ruled out again so new signing Reese is set to start again alongside Lee Jae-Sung and Iyoha in the front three.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Gelios; Neumann, Thesker, Wahl, Van den Bergh; Meffert, Muhling, Ozcan; Reese, Lee Jae-Sung, Iyoha

Unavailable: Dehm (Injured), Serra (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Karlsruher SC have won just one of their last 13 Bundesliga 2 games but they have at least scored in all but one of their home matches this term. Kiel, who last drew a blank in October, are unbeaten in four away outings but did concede eight goals in that time so goals are likely at both ends.

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