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

THE FACTS

When does Stuttgart vs Holstein Kiel kick off? Sunday 20th October, 2019 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Stuttgart vs Holstein Kiel being played? Mercedes-Benz-Arena

What TV channel is Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart vs Holstein Kiel?

Stuttgart – https://shop.vfb.de/tickets/heimspiele/

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

STUTTGART

  • Stuttgart's first defeat of the season - and their first under Tim Walter - arrived against bottom side Wehen Wiesbaden two weeks ago, ending their four-match winning run and knocking them off top spot.
  • Tanguy Coulibaly, Philipp Klement and Holger Badstuber are all fit again and featured in a friendly against Swiss side St. Gallen last week.
  • Left-back Borna Sosa will be assessed after suffering concussion against Wiesbaden while playmaker Daniel Didavi is definitely out after suffering a calf injury in the same game.

Predicted line-up (4-1-2-1-2): Kobel; Stenzel, Badstuber, Kempf, Insua; Karazor; Mangala, Ascacibar; Forster; Gonzalez, Al Ghaddioui

Unavailable: Kalajdzic (Injured), Kaminski (Injured), Mack (Injured), Didavi (Injured)

Doubtful: Sosa (Injured)

HOLSTEIN KIEL

  • Holstein Kiel have lost two of their three matches under interim coach Ole Werner, who will remain in charge for this clash against their former boss.
  • Philipp Sander and Finn Porath both returned from injury in a friendly against Wolfsburg last week but Jannik Dehm, Emmanuel Iyoha and Aleksandar Ignjovski remain sidelined.
  • Loanee Salim Khelifi could be recalled on the right in place of David Atanga but otherwise it is likely to be the same team that started against Jahn Regensburg.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Gelios; Todorovic, Wahl, Schmidt, Van den Bergh; Meffert; Khelifi, Muhling, Lee Jae-Sung, Baku; Serra

Unavailable: Dehm (Injured), Iyoha (Injured), Ignjovski (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Stuttgart have won four of their five home games this season and coach Walter will be looking for a reaction from his side after their first defeat of the season. They will return to the top with victory and there is the added spice of Kiel being Walter's former club, so expect a home win.

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