Heidenheim will be looking for an improved result here after the 0-1 Bundesliga 2 defeat last time out to Greuther Furth. In that game, Heidenheim had 42% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, SpVgg Greuther Fürth got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Maximilian Bauer (90') scored for Greuther Furth. It has been all too rare in recent times where Heidenheim have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Heidenheim have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals during that time. We will find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match. Their prior results show that Heidenheim have not lost a league tie with Holstein Kiel in their last 5 matches and are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home. Since tasting defeat last time out to VfL Bochum in Bundesliga 2 action, Holstein Kiel will be aiming to make amends here. In that match, Holstein Kiel managed 53% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Holstein Kiel was Alexander Mühling (80'). VfL Bochum had 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Simon Zoller (5', 60') scored for VfL Bochum. In their previous 6 clashes, Holstein Kiel have helped themselves to the sum of 8 goals. Holstein Kiel have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have had 5 goals go into their own net. Their past results show that Holstein Kiel have not won against Heidenheim in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games and are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 16/03/2018 shows us that Heidenheim have won 2 of them and Holstein Kiel 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3. An aggregate of 17 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from Heidenheim and 7 belonging to Holstein Kiel. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83. The previous league meeting between these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 8 on 21/11/2020 when it finished Holstein Kiel 2-2 Heidenheim.
Team News: Heidenheim Diant Ramaj (Torn Meniscus), Dzenis Burnic (Hairline crack in calfbone) and Gianni Mollo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Heidenheim gaffer Frank Schmidt. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Andreas Geipl and Norman Theuerkauf. Team News: Holstein Kiel Kiel manager Ole Werner has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Janni Serra (Torn Muscle Fibre), Noah Awuku (Achilles tendon rupture) and Stefan Thesker (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be making appearances.
Prediction Holstein Kiel and Heidenheim could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
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