On Sunday, October 22, 2023, Hansa will host the guests from Kiel at the Ostseestadion. It’s game between one of the 2 Bundesliga leaders and a team that was also among the first teams until recently, so we are waiting for a real battle. 

Our experts have thoroughly analyzed both teams and are ready to provide you with their Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel prediction.

Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel: What to Expect

This weekend, F.C. Hansa Rostock, which had a great start to the new season but has already managed to slip back to the bottom half of the standings, will play against Holstein Kiel, which from the very beginning was one of the teams that will claim to be in the Bundesliga. The hosts have failed in their last few matches, which cannot be said about the guests, who are rapidly moving towards their goal.

F.C. Hansa Rostock

“Kogge” have failed in the last few matches, despite a strong start and a place in the top three after the opening rounds, Alois Schwartz’s team has already dropped to 12th place in Bundesliga 2.

Of course, Hansa Rostock can partially be excused for their difficult schedule. The team played against Hamburger (2:0), Fortuna Dusseldorf (1:3), and Kaiserslautern (3:1) and lost in all three matches, but each of the opponents set themselves the highest goals.

The situation was slightly improved in the victory against Eintracht Braunschweig (1:0), but even there, Hansa was dragging almost to the last, scoring the only goal in the game in the 87th minute.

Hansa Rostock

It is unlikely that “Kogge” will be able to add the game against Greuther Furth to their assets because in the game with “Kleeblätter,” they played against an equal opponent. The game between these teams was frankly not very fun, especially for Hansa Rostock players and especially for the guest defender Damian Roßbach. The footballer could have easily put this match in his asset if not for one unpleasant episode that happened to him and the team in the 33rd minute when the defender scored the only goal in the match. However, there is one caveat: he scored the ball into his own team’s goal, sending it into the net with a header.

In general, Greuther Furth controlled the course of the match and had opportunities to score more, but the minimal advantage was enough – 1:0.

For the match Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel, the guests will be prepared with a lot of effort to hold on to their current position and continue to fight for the top spot in the league.

Holstein Kiel

Kiel is in a much better situation, but Marcel Rapp’s team also has its own problems.

Holstein’s schedule is not the easiest either. “Die Störche”, like their future opponent, started the season with two victories, first an away win against Eintracht Braunschweig (0:1), and then a home win against Greuther Furth (2:1). Then the opponents became more serious, the first on the way to Kiel’s winning streak was Magdeburg (2:4), which managed to defeat the opponent at its stadium. After that, Marcel Rapp’s team defeated Schalke 04 (0:2) and Paderborn (2:1) and seemed to be on the right track, but defeats against St. Pauli (5:1) and Hertha (2:3) again led them off the right track.

The guests are coming into the Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel match with a winning streak. All thanks to a victory against Karlsruhe (0:2) and a draw against Elversberg, which we will analyze in more detail.

Holstein Kiel

On October 8, a newcomer to the 2. Bundesliga, Elversberg, came to Kiel, who had shown themselves well before but were far from a favorite in this game. Even though the guests were not considered a contender for victory in this game, they organized the first dangerous moment at the opponent’s goal. Luca Schnellbacher scored after a corner kick and only a good choice of position from Tom Rothe saved the hosts from conceding a goal.

Kiel responded to this moment more than convincingly, Timo Becker was the most agile on the pick and hit a strong shot towards the opponent’s goal – 1:0 in the 44th minute.

The missed goal made Elversberg more energized in the second half. The guests tried to break down the opponent’s defense in various ways, but the most effective was the ball from Semih Sahin, who successfully converted it into a goal by Luca Schnellbacher, the forward won the fight and threw the opponent’s goalkeeper, who chose the wrong position – 1:1 in the 70th minute.

The situation remained unchanged until the game’s end, resulting in a draw that allowed Holstein Kiel to overtake Hannover and Fortuna and move into 4th place in the 2 Bundesliga standings.

Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel: Head-to-head

The matches Hansa Rostock – Holstein Kiel are usually extremely interesting and unpredictable. Kiel won the previous meeting of the teams, but if we take the meetings of these teams in the 2.Bundesliga in general, Hansa will have an advantage, having defeated the opponent twice in the 21/22 season.

Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel H2H
2022/23 Season
F.C. Hansa Rostock23Holstein Kiel
Holstein Kiel11F.C. Hansa Rostock
2021/22 Season
F.C. Hansa Rostock32Holstein Kiel

F.C. Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel: Possible Lineups

The hosts are all fit for the match Hansa vs Holstein. By the way, Alois Schwartz may need to reconsider his lineup strategy due to the risk of disqualifying the two main central defenders, Alexander Rossipal and Damian Roßbach. A yellow card for either of these players in the upcoming match could pose risks in the following game.

Holstein Kiel is currently unclear about the situation with Marco Komenda, who suffered a micro-injury in the game against Elversberg. Also, the guests are waiting for the return of Patrick Erras, who started this season as a mainstay.

F.C. Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel lineups
GoalkeepersMarkus KolkeTimon Weiner
DefendersJasper van der Werff, Damian Roßbach, Alexander RossipalTimo Becker, Colin Noah Kleine-Bekel, Marvin Schulz
MidfieldersKevin Schumacher, Svante Ingelsson, Dennis Dressel, Sebastian Vasiliadis, John-Patrick StraussTom Rothe, Lewis Holtby, Philipp Sander, Finn Dominik Porath, Steven Skrzybski, Nicolai Remberg
ForwardsJuan Jose Perea, Junior BrumadoBenedikt Pichler

Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel Prediction

Before the game FC Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel, we noticed one interesting fact: the guests rarely go into the break without scoring, and the hosts are among those who like to concede in the first half.

If we evaluate the teams in general, Holstein Kiel looks like the favorite on this trip to Hansa. Marcel Rapp’s team plays confidently and knows how to load the opponent’s penalty area with dangerous moments.

Hansa Rostock vs Holstein Kiel prediction: Away team over 0.5 first half with odds at 1.85 or Draw No Bet Holstein Kiel with odds at 1.83.

The Match Prediction
Holstein Kiel over 0.5 first halforDraw No Bet Holstein Kiel