From Tuesday also the 2. Bundesliga will end its hibernation. On the plan is the 19th matchday. It comes on Wednesday evening in the Voith Arena to the duel between 1. FC Heidenheim and Holstein Kiel. In the duel, two table neighbors meet each other: The table sixth receives the fifth table. The distance of the two in third place is only four meters. The FCH has 30 points on the account after 18 games. This is a new record for Heidenheim. For the start of the new year are now only two home games. Can the Heidenheimers play the most successful season in their history?
Today’s Betting Tips Heidenheim vs Kiel
And also the table third of the preseason is after a very good first half of the season good things. The storks have coped well with the change of coach and the departure of some stars. In the last nine league games of last year, the team of coach Tim Walter conceded only one defeat. Four of the last five games were won by the North Germans. With a good start to the year 2019 Kiel want to attack again. At the duel Heidenheim vs. Kiel can expect the odds a fairly balanced game, with slight advantages for the home side. The betting base expects in their analysis so that a result as repeated from the first leg, and sets in the second division game Heidenheim vs. Kiel their tip on “draw”.
Heidenheim – Statistics & Current Form
Heidenheim plays a record-breaking season. 30 points after 18 games are a new record. With 23 goals conceded, the team of coach Frank Schmidt has the fifth best defense of the league. Also in the offensive, the FCH was flexible and was able to score 30 goals. So far, the Heidenheimer but had to survive in each season a bad phase. Last year, the men of the Ostalb had even fought long against relegation and had only two points ahead of 16th place in the end. After the last dither season was a change, which has been mastered so far well. A recipe for success is certainly the greatly improved defense. In the preseason of 1. FC Heidenheim had conceded in 34 games still 56 goals. If one asks Coach Schmidt, the first goal is first of all the “comfortable relegation class”. But you have not reached that yet. No one in Heidenheim thinks of the rise so far.
During the winter break, the club went to the training camp in Algorfa, Spain. All three friendly matches in the break were won by the Swabians: 2-1 against RSC Anderlecht, 1-0 against Xamax Neuchatel and 4-0 against Austria Lustenau. In the last test, the coach relied on the double top Glatzel / Thomalla. It is quite possible that the FCH will also start against Kiel. Thomalla can easily drop into midfield depending on the game. Overall, the FCH is very well staffed across the board. So you could lend Kolja Pusch to Austria. Coach Schmidt has to make do without Kiel without the injured Griesbeck. Dovedan has his fifth yellow card. Pusch, Steurer and Lankford want to change clubs, but have not yet found a new employer.
Expected formation of Heidenheim:
Müller – Busch, Mainka, Beermann, Theuerkauf – Dorsch, Andrich – Schnatterer, Thiel – Glatzel, Thomalla
Last matches from Heidenheim:
- 25.01.2019 – 1. FC Heidenheim vs. Lustenau 4: 0 (Friendlies)
- 17.01.2019 – 1. FC Heidenheim vs. Xamax Neuchatel 1: 0 (Friendlies)
- 13.01.2019 – Anderlecht vs. Anderlecht. 1. FC Heidenheim 1: 2 (Friendlies)
- 22.12.2018 – Bielefeld vs. Germany 1. FC Heidenheim 1: 2 (2nd Bundesliga)
- 16.12.2018 – FC Ingolstadt vs. Germany 1. FC Heidenheim 1: 1 (2nd Bundesliga)
Kiel – Statistics & Current Form
With 18 points from the last nine league games of the year 2019, the storks climbed to fifth place in the league. With 34 goals Kiel make the third best offensive in the league. In nine home games Holstein Kiel had to accept only one defeat. However, it was only enough for four wins. Away from the balance of Kiel in four wins, two draws and three defeats. During the winter break, the club moved to a training camp in Oliva Nova, Spain. In three test matches, the Walter-Elf drove mixed results: After a 2-0 win against Mechelen and a 0-0 draw against Rostock, there was also a bitter 1-6 draw against KAA Gent. The team often played slowly, showing technical inadequacies and bad ball assumptions.
The coach still praised the good mood. The spirit in the team, the intensity and willingness in training are excellent. Center-forward Janni Serra also confirmed intensive preparation. The team grew together more closely. Serra had scored four goals in the last three league games of last year. Overall, he is already at eight goals this season. The mood is clouded by the defeats of David Kinsombi, Jonas Meffert and Jae-Sung Lee. This eliminates three important pillars for the 4-4-2. As plan B coach Walter must probably change to a 4-1-4-1. Evina and Seydel are not yet in the squad. Overall, the squad is well-staffed across the board. A plus of the storks are the tactical flexibility and greed of the young savages.
Expected formation of Kiel:
Kronholm – Dehm, Schmidt, Wahl, van den Bergh – Karazor – Schindler, Mühling, Okugawa, Honsak – Serra
Last matches from Kiel:
- 22.01.2019 – Kiel vs. Germany Rostock 0: 0 (friendlies)
- 07.01.2019 – Kiel vs. Germany Mechelen 2: 0 (Friendlies)
- 23.12.2018 – Kiel vs. Germany HSV 3: 1 (2nd Bundesliga)
Heidenheim vs Kiel Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Between Heidenheim and Kiel, there have been seven competitive games so far. With three wins for each team and a draw, the balance is completely balanced. Heidenheim has been able to score three goals in each of the three home games against Kiel. That was enough for two 3-0 home wins. In addition, there is also a 3: 5 home defeat. The first leg ended with a 1-1. In the seven duels between the two teams, there were already five places, one against the FCH and four against the storks. Since no team has a nose in the direct comparison, can be for the match Heidenheim vs. Kiel no real prediction from the recent duels read.
Heidenheim vs Kiel Football betting tips
Both teams have played a good first half of the season and can still squint with one eye on the third place, although both clubs had to make a change before the season. The home record and the good results from the test matches certainly speak for the home side. Kiel has to replace three important players in midfield. But the storks were also in top form before the break and have been unbeaten in four outings.
Key Facts – Heidenheim Vs. Kiel tips
Heidenheim has been unbeaten in four league games
Kiel conceded in the recent nine league games only one defeat
With three wins each for the FCH and Kiel as well as a draw, the direct comparison is completely balanced
In the match Heidenheim vs. Kiel speak the odds of a balanced game. Both teams were in good form before the winter break and are difficult to beat. Already the first leg ended with a division of points. We believe that this result will be repeated in the second leg. Thus we set in the second division game Heidenheim vs.. Kiel our tip on “draw”.
Alternatively, a bet on “hit both” promises success. Kiel has scored 34 times in 18 games and Heidenheim 30 times. The FCH has even scored three goals at home against the storks so far. And Kiel has remained in the last 16 away matches only two times without own goal.
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