On Wednesday evening it comes in the DFB Cup knockout round in the Holstein Stadium for a duel Second against First League: Holstein Kiel receives the FC Augsburg. The FCA were finally able to win a threesome with their 3-0 victory against Mainz on Sunday after ten league games in a row without a win. In addition, the new assistant coach Jens Lehmann made his debut on the sideline for the Augsburgers. With the success of the advantage of Fuggerstädter on a direct relegation place is now six points. Coach Baum is therefore a little firmer in the saddle, but the next test is already waiting in the DFB Pokal.
Today’s Betting Tips Kiel vs. Augsburg
Holstein Kiel also landed in the league a home win to zero. Against Jahn Regensburg the storks won 2-0. With this success, the storks climbed to fourth place and are in the midst of the race for the promotion places. However, the second division is looking forward to the showdown in the cup. The form at the Kiel is correct: In the last eleven league games, the North Germans took 22 points and had to accept only one defeat. The men of coach Tim Walter would like to bow to the next first division on Wednesday after SC Freiburg. Is there the next cup surprise at the Kiel Fjord? At the game Kiel vs. Augsburg do not necessarily expect the odds with a sensation. The betting base still trusts the outsider to progress and sets the DFB Cup match Kiel vs. Augsburg their tip on “Kiel is coming”.
Kiel – Statistics & Current Form
“I have to pay my crew a big compliment because she has won the necessary fortune. In this place was playful not so much possible today. So I’m totally happy with the willingness the guys showed. ” – Tim Walter
In the league match against Jahn Regensburg Kiel went in the 11th Minute a bit surprisingly in the lead. Since the guests had invested more in the first round, the narrow lead to the break was a bit happy. In the second section, the storks, however, earned the home win. In the 81st minute, the decision fell through the 2-0 header. Man of the day was borrowed by Borussia Mönchengladbach midfield technician Laszlo Benes, who prepared both hits. With the victory Kiel climbed to fourth place. With 38 goals Holstein has the third best offensive in the league. At home, Walter Walter’s men took 19 points in ten games. This makes Kiel the fourth best home team in the second Bundesliga.
Since the rise of the KSV had to accept only three home defeats so far: Two in the 2017/18 season and this season one against Arminia Bielefeld. The change in Kiel has succeeded. The storks have coped with the change of successful coach Markus Anfang as well as the departure of regular players like Rafael Czichos, Dominick Drexler and Marvin Ducksch. Ingolstadt’s Hauke Wahl, Jonas Meffert of SC Freiburg and Korean World Cup participant Jae-Sung Lee made a sensible effort to strengthen the squad. With an average age of 23.5 years, the team has the second youngest squad in the league and thus a great future ahead of them. Trunk central defender Hauke Wahl, who was forced to take a break from Regensburg for a yellow card suspension, should return to the starting eleven in the cup. Kinsombi, Lee and Seydel are missing injured.
Expected formation of Kiel:
Kronholm – Dehm, Schmidt, election, van den Bergh – Karazor – Mühling, Meffert -Benes – Schindler, Serra
Last matches from Kiel:
- 03.02.2019 – Kiel vs. Regensburg 2: 0 (2nd Bundesliga)
- 30.01.2019 – 1. FC Heidenheim vs. Kiel 2: 2 (2nd Bundesliga)
- 22.01.2019 – Kiel vs. Rostock 0: 0 (friendlies)
Augsburg – Statistics & Current Form
“To bring such a performance after such a week, shows how strong the character of the team is, what types we have and that we stick together even in difficult times.” – Manuel Baum
The past few days had been quite turbulent in Augsburg. Martin Hinteregger had criticized the coach after the 0-2 draw against Gladbach on the final day and was then dismissed by the club. Also the Brazilian Caiuby was released with immediate effect, after he had previously missed out on private reasons, the entire winter preparation. In addition, the former national goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was hired as the new assistant coach. The ex-professional should contribute his experience and winning mentality. After the negative series of ten matches in a row without a win, the pressure in Augsburg was clearly felt. The Augsburg showed an impressive response to the turbulence and went against Mainz from the beginning with a big will into the game. The hosts were courageous, active, present, handy and strong. With much aggression the team of coach Manuel Baum played continuously forward. In the game against the ball Moravek moved forward again and forced the Mainz to long balls.
In addition, the switching game worked and the Fugger city had with the triple scorer Alfred Finnbogason the man of the day in their ranks. Even on the defensive of FC Augsburg did not allow many chances of the zero fighters. Although two goals resulted from penalties, the FCA won in the end earned in the height 3-0. The win against Rheinhessen was only the second home win of the season. In addition, the Baum team played for the first time since the 8th game day back to zero. The new assistant coach Lehmann had probably taken care of the defensive during the week. After the victory, coach Baum and sports director Reuter confirmed that Lehmann’s contribution to his experience and expertise and that he had contributed well and given impulses. But a “Lehmann effect” did not want to overvalue all those involved. Augsburg has three points ahead of the relegation place. According to their own statements, the players are now hot for the cup and want to take the momentum out of the league. There has been a rethink, the players now have a completely different confidence. Coach Baum in Kiel has to give up Jeffrey Gouweleeuw and Raphael Framberger.
Expected formation of Augsburg:
Kobel – Schmid, Oxford, Danso, Max – Khedira, Baier – Koo, Gregory, Judge – Finnbogason
Last matches from Augsburg:
- 03.02.2019 – Augsburg vs. Mainz 3: 0 (Bundesliga)
- 26.01.2019 – Gladbach vs. Augsburg 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
- 19.01.2019 – Augsburg vs. Dusseldorf 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
- 23.12.2018 – Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg 2: 3 (Bundesliga)
Kiel vs. Augsburg Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Both clubs meet for the first time in their history. In the first DFB Cup round, Kiel prevailed 3-1 at third division 1860 Munich. After that, the storks threw in the second round after a 2-1 home win the first division SC Freiburg from the competition. The Augsburg had to do it in the first round with the regional all-players TSV Steinbach. Only with a laborious 2: 1 away win the Fuggerstädter reached the next round. In the second round, the FCA ran at home and sat down after extra time 3-2 against 1. FSV Mainz.
Kiel vs. Augsburg Betting Tips and Prediction Explained
In the duel second division against first division, the hosts are certainly not as a favorite in the game. If you look at the game Kiel vs. Augsburg on the odds of bookmakers, the guests have the nose ahead. While Kiel is playing for the rise in the second division, the FCA fights for the league in the Football House of Lords. How to fail as first division club in the Cup at the Kiel, had to experience the SC Freiburg this season firsthand. After all, Augsburg was able to end his negative run in the league just in time for the cup match. The team was released after the authorities had shown a rigorous behavior against troublemakers like Hinteregger or Caiuby. Now the pros have no excuses anymore. The storks are hot on the floodlight home game against a first division. Thanks to a special permit, the transitional stage with 2,500 spectators will be completely filled.
Key Facts – Kiel vs. Augsburg tips
Kiel lost just one of the last 12 mandatory games – there were 7 victories
The 3: 0 against Mainz was the second home win for the FCA this season and the second season game to zero
Both clubs meet each other for the first time
The Kieler play courageously and offensively also under coach Tim Walter forward. Away, the FCA is against it this season quite difficult. Of the last nine away games Augsburg could win only one. There were six defeats. Of the eight games in the DFB Cup knockout round, the game has Kiel vs. Augsburg – according to the prediction – surely the biggest potential for a surprise. Holstein Kiel is an uncomfortable opponent and can cause great problems for a first division club at home. Although Augsburg was able to land a rebound on the weekend, but still has to prove that the victory has really ushered in a turnaround. We trust the storks the surprise and thus set in the game Kiel vs. Augsburg our tip on “Kiel is coming”.
Alternatively, we can play at the game vs. Kiel. Augsburg recommend a prediction on “both teams to score”. Kiel always plays at home and is always good for goals. Augsburg also played only twice this season to zero. Even in the first round against the Regionalligisten you had to accept a goal. On the other hand, the FCA have already scored 29 times in 20 games on offense.
Betting Tips: BTS/NO