On Friday, March 1, 2024, the capital’s club will host the second team of the 2 Bundesliga.

Hertha had a good run, beating two tough opponents, which allowed Pál Dárdai’s men to climb to 8th place in the standings. Now the gap between the top three seems not so big and a victory in the Hertha Berlin vs Holstein Kiel match may give the hosts hope of returning to the top flight.

KSV had a difficult schedule, which caused the team to let St. Pauli go a little bit, but retained 2nd place. It will not be easy to fight for the championship with such a rival, but there are still chances.

Hertha Berlin vs Holstein Kiel: What to Expect

Hertha Berlin

The Berliners defeated two difficult opponents in a row – Greuther Furth (1:2) and Magdeburg (3:2) left the field with nothing. Only the draw against Eintracht Braunschweig (1:1) slightly shook Die Alte Dame’s successful run.

The Pál Dárdai team compensates for the missed goals by scoring them. Now it helps the capital’s team to stay in 8th place with eight points behind the playoffs. They have a difficult schedule ahead of them, as immediately after the Hertha Berlin vs Holstein Kiel match, Die Alte Dame’s will face a battle against the championship leader St. Pauli, but if the team wants to fight for a comeback, they need to score points.

The 26-year-old captain Fabian Reese, who is the absolute leader of the team and who was sorely missed in Hertha’s January matches in the 2nd Bundesliga in January.

Holstein Kiel

In the last round, KSV Holstein had a championship battle against St. Pauli, in which the team failed.

Marcel Rapp’s team woke up only in the second half, when the scoreboard was already 0:3 in favor of the championship leader, and therefore even the final 3:4 cannot justify the home team.

Kiel is still one of the favorites in the fight to get into the Bundesliga. Still, rivals are already breathing down its neck, especially considering that the gap between the 2nd and 7th places is only six points – the fight will continue and points must be scored here and now in the match Hertha BSC vs Holstein Kiel.

Despite the team’s failure, Shuto Machino can take the game against St. Pauli to his credit. Although the Japanese forward cannot boast of any great scoring achievements this season (only three goals in 20 matches), he fully plays the role of a second forward while Jann-Fiete Arp is being treated.

Hertha Berlin vs Holstein Kiel: Head-to-Head

The first-round match between these teams was the first for them in the Bundesliga, and then Berlin managed to gnaw out a 2-3 victory at the Holstein-Stadion.

Hertha Berlin vs Holstein Kiel H2H
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Hertha BSC vs Holstein Kiel: Possible Lineups

Hertha will not be helped in the next match by Marc-Oliver Kempf, who became the game’s main character against Greuther Furth.

Kiel has been missing Benedikt Pichler, Jann-Fiete Arp, and Carl Johansson since December, and they will be sorely missed.

Hertha BSC vs Holstein Kiel Lineups
GoalkeepersTjark ErnstTimon Weiner
DefendersMichał Karbownik, Toni Leistner, Pascal Klemens, Jonjoe KennyTom Rothe, Colin Noah Kleine-Bekel, Patrick Erras, Timo Becker
MidfieldersAndreas Bouchalakis, Aymen Barkok, Fabian Reese, Palkó Dárdai, Marten WinklerMarvin Schulz, Nicolai Remberg, Finn Porath, Lewis Holtby
ForwardsHaris TabakovićShuto Machino, Steven Skrzybski

Hertha BSC vs Holstein Kiel: Match Prediction

The hosts will give a fight to KSV Holstein, as indicated by many factors: home field (the capital team plays quite well at home), the absence of important players in the visitors’ lineup, the opportunity to fight for a return to the top flight and Hertha’s good performance (the team did not score in only five matches, and even then, the first three were at the very beginning of the season).

Also, both teams know how to play interestingly, allowing the opponent to do the same, so we are looking forward to a productive match.

Hertha BSC vs Holstein Kiel Prediction: Hertha win or draw or Total Goals over 2.5.

The Match Predictions
1X (~ odds 1.51)orTotal Over 2.5 (~ odds 1.57)