On Saturday, April 20, 2024, the visitors can deprive their next opponent of any chance of winning the Bundesliga 2 championship and promotion to the top division through the first position. Our team has prepared a prediction for the match between Hamburger SV and Holstein Kiel, who are respectively the fourth and first teams in the second division of the German championship.

Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel: What to Expect

Hamburger (HSV)

HSV, who started the new Bundesliga 2 seasons so confidently and were among the favorites in the fight for the first position according to our season prediction, eventually slipped to fourth place and are already eight points behind the direct promotion.

Die Rothosen gave away a lot of points in the previous matches and now, most likely, will be counting on the fight for the playoffs, which are only three points away, and the position itself has been occupied by Fortuna Dusseldorf.

With a victory in Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel, the hosts can make up for the lost points in the matches against Magdeburg (2:2), Greuther Furth (1:1), and the defeat of Fortuna (2:0) or outsider Osnabruck (1:2).

Holstein Kiel

The guests were also in our Bundesliga.2 season prediction and also claimed the top positions – and it happened. Kiel is currently leading the league and is unlikely to give up this position.

In addition to the HSV – Kiel match, Die Störche also has matches against Kaiserslautern, Wehen, Fortuna, and Hannover, so the guests just need to keep their points against HSV and defeat the outsiders to not worry about promotion for the next season. Of course, it could also happen that the fate of promotion will be decided in the penultimate round against Fortuna.

Kiel’s confidence in their promotion is boosted by their form, as Marcel Rapp’s team has won five matches in a row, but the main thing is that they scored 13 goals and conceded 0. Yes, there were no direct competitors for the championship, but titles are won in matches against outsiders and mid-table teams, not neighbors in the standings.

HSV vs Kiel: Head-to-Head Matches

If you look at the previous matches of HSV vs Holstein Kiel, the teams often exchange victories, but it also happened that the teams drew for five matches in a row, so the next match promises to be very interesting.

Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel H2H
2023/24 Season
2022/23 Season
2021/22 Season

Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel: Possible Lineups

In the match Hamburger vs Holstein Kiel, the hosts will not have Ignace Van der Brempt, who is still healing from muscle problems. Guilherme Ramos, who received a red card in the previous match against Magdeburg (2:2), will also be absent, as he does not often play in the main lineup, and after that, his chances of appearing in the lineup have decreased even more.

The guests will not be helped by defender Colin Kleine-Bekel, who was injured after a trip to the German U21 national team back in March.

Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel Lineups
GoalkeepersMatheo RaabTimon Weiner
DefendersMiro Muheim, Sebastian Schonlau, Dennis Hadžikadunić, Ludovit ReisTom Rothe, Marco Komenda, Patrick Erras, Marko Ivezić, Timo Becker
MidfieldersLászló Bénes, Jonas Meffert, Immanuel PheraiLewis Holtby, Philipp Sander, Steven Skrzybski
ForwardsR.Y. Königs­dörffer, Robert Glatzel, Bakery JattaAlexander Bernha­rdsson, Shuto Machino

Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel: Match Prediction

This football match will be very important for both teams because both have the same goal – to reach the Bundesliga. Therefore, our prediction will be quite cautious, as will most likely the game of both teams, because there is much at stake. HSV will most likely go on the attack, while Kiel will try to play more cautiously, but the defense of the guests looks more convincing than the Hamburger attack.

Hamburger SV vs Holstein Kiel Prediction: Holstein Kiel Handicap +1 or Total Goals Under 3.5.

The Match Predictions
Holstein Kiel Handicap +1 (~ odds 1.45)orTotal Under 3.5 (~ odds 1.87)