Holstein Kiel - 1. FC Cologne betting tip & odds comparison 29.05.2021
In gameweek 2 of Relegation Bundesliga, Holstein Kiel will host 1. FC Cologne at Holstein-Stadion. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM on May 29, 2021 With our match prediction and odds comparison for Holstein Kiel vs. 1. FC Cologne you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams' recent performances.
Kiel vs Cologne, Bundesliga Playoff, 29.05.2021
Kiel are one step closer to qualifying for the Bundesliga after winning the first leg of this playoff tie 1-0. Now all they have to do is to avoid defeat in this game and they will be home and dry. For Cologne, this is a must-win game if they want to remain in the Bundesliga, otherwise, they are getting relegated.
This is bound to be a tight game that can go either way. Bundesliga football is at play and we expect both teams to throw everything at this match.
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Kiel finished 3rd in the 2 Bundesliga to earn a place at this playoff that gives them a chance to join the top-tier Bundesliga. They also knocked Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich out of DFB Pokal this season. Kiel will be hoping their home form will see them through in this game. They have won 6 of their last 7 home games.
Kiel showed their defensive prowess in the first leg to steal a narrow win despite a barrage of attacks from Cologne. A similar defensive display will do them good in this match as their opponents are expected to attack relentlessly.
Cologne showed poor form in the last few weeks of the Bundesliga season, which saw them eventually finish 18th in the relegation zone. They now have to win this playoff if they want to continue playing in the top flight next season.
In the 1st leg, Cologne dominated the game and created some good chances but they could not put the ball in the back of the net. Scorring seems to be a problem they have to solve fast since they have only managed 1 goal in their last 3 matches.
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Kiel just need to avoid defeat in this game in order to win the tie and qualify for the Bundesliga. With their disciplined defensive record, they have a very good chance of achieving this objective. Nevertheless, they also have to attack as just sitting back may not be enough.
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For Cologne, they need to find their scoring touch fast because they need goals in this game. They will take some consolation from the first leg where they dominated the game even if they did not win. They also have to ensure they avoid conceding as that would make their mission much harder.