May 25, 2021 12:38 PM
Joe Rutter

2020-21 German Bundesliga – Koln vs Holstein Kiel Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Koln vs Holstein Kiel kick off? Wednesday 26th May, 2021 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Koln vs Holstein Kiel being played? RheinEnergieStadion, Koln

Where can I get tickets for Koln vs Holstein Kiel? Check each club’s official website for updates on the ticket situation

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

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

Bet365 subscribers can stream German Bundesliga matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

KOLN

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): T. Horn; Schmitz, Bornauw, Czichos, Jakobs; Skhiri, Ozcan; Wolf, Hector, Kainz; Duda

UNAVAILABLE:

QUESTIONABLE: Andersson (Injured), Rexhbecaj (Injured)

HOLSTEIN KIEL

PREDICTED XI (4-1-4-1): Dahne; Dehm, Wahl, Lorenz, Van den Bergh; Ignjovski; Reese, Hauptmann, Lee, Bartels; Serra

UNAVAILABLE: Arslan (Injured), Kirkeskov (Injured), Thesker (Injured), Meffert (Suspended), Muhling (Suspended)

QUESTIONABLE:

THE PREDICTION

The two teams go into this play-off with contrasting feelings. While Koln scored a last-minute winner against Schalke on Saturday to avoid automatic relegation, Holstein Kiel squandered a 1-0 lead and second place in Bundesliga 2 on Sunday, losing 3-2 to Darmstadt. They do not have long to get over that disappointment, although Ole Werner’s side are used to playing every few days at the moment as this will be their 10th fixture in the space of just over a month. It may be that they are just running out of steam, and on top of that they are missing key midfield duo Jonas Meffert and Alexander Muhling through suspension for this first leg. Koln look in better shape overall so it should be the Bundesliga team who come out on top.

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