Wolfsburg – Holstein Kiel betting tips for today, May 17, 2018.
Football: Germany – Bundesliga
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 3:1 WON!!!
|The first leg of the Bundesliga relegation play-off will witness Wolfsburg’s survival hopes pitted against the promotion aspirations of Holstein Kiel.|
|Finishing 16th in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg find themselves in the play-off for a second year in succession. A first win in five matches (W1, D1, L3) on the final day of the season was enough for them to earn this play-off chance.|
|Though Wolfsburg are fancied to survive, they come into this match having won just one of the last nine fixtures (W1, D3, L5). Their opponents, meanwhile, have lost only once in ten Bundesliga 2 (B2) matches (W5, D4, L1).|
|Kiel have showed their mettle despite being one of the second-tier’s newly-promoted sides. With 17 goals in five games leading up to this fixture, Kiel clearly have enough hunger to indicate that they will at least be back in the play-offs next season should they fail here.|
|This will be the first meeting of the two sides since May 1992, when Wolfsburg beat Kiel 6-0 in an Oberliga fixture. Kiel’s last win over Wolfsburg came in September 1989, by a 3-0 scoreline in the same league.|
|Players to watch: Daniel Didavi (WOL) returns from injury and will look to add to his nine goals for the season.|
|Marvin Ducksch (KIE), who was the B2 top scorer with 18 goals, will also be raring to go!|
|Stat attack: Bundesliga sides have prevailed in 14 of the 19 relegation play-offs they have faced to date, including seven of the last eight.|
|Both teams also come into this on the back of four games without a clean sheet, with four out of Kiel’s last five games producing over 2.5 goals.|
|Wolfsburg’s 9-1 win over Kiel in 1986 is the biggest in their history.|