• Hamburg have only lost twice at home this season.
  • Holstein Kiel have picked up points in nine of their 15 away games in the 2. Bundesliga.
  • Both teams have scored in 67% of Holstein Kiel’s away games this season.
  • Holstein Kiel score an average of 1.73 goals and concede an average of 1.67 goals per away game.

Neither side are in the best of form right now

Hamburg claimed a 3-2 win at home to struggling Wehen last weekend but needed a late Kinsombi goal to secure the 3pts. Holstein Kiel went down 2-1 in their own backyard against table-toppers Arminia Bielefeld with the visitors scoring a stoppage-time winner through Schipplock.

Both Hamburg and Holstein Kiel have been struggling for consistency over their last six outings, with Monday’s hosts picking up two wins, two draws and suffering two defeats and Kiel earning one win, two draws and losing the other three matches. 11pts separate the pair in the 2. Bundesliga table and Hamburg certainly head into the match as the bookmakers’ favourites to win but Holstein Kiel are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Die Rothosen.

Hamburg rarely lose at the Volksparkstadion

The hosts are very strong in their own backyard, losing just two of their 14 matches at the Volksparkstadion, so it’s going to be tough for Holstein Kiel to leave Hamburg with anything more than a point. Holstein Kiel have picked up point sin nine of their 15 away trips this season and are more than capable of causing their hosts some issues on Monday.

These two sides drew 1-1 when they met for their reverse league fixture in November and heading into Monday’s match-up, both teams have scored in four of Hamburg’s and all of Holstein Kiel’s last six league games. Hamburg have a good record of clean sheets at home but Holstein Kiel have only failed to score in two for heir 15 away games and we are predicting goals for both sides in Monday’s clash.

Holstein Kiel have become more consistent on the road

The visitors lost four of their opening six away games of the campaign but their last nine outings have seen an upturn in fortunes, with Kiel securing four wins, three draws and just two defeats, which is why we have predicted a draw on Monday night. Both teams have scored in 67% of Holstein Kiel’s away games this season and we have backed a final scoreline of 1-1 for their trip to Hamburg.

Holstein Kiel average 1.40 points per away game, scoring an average of 1.73 goals and conceding an average of 1.67 goals, all of which ties in perfectly with our prediction for a 1-1 draw this Monday.

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