On Friday, January 19, 2024, the Bundesliga.2 leader will host one of the championship’s outsiders at home.

The teams went into the Christmas break in good spirits. Even though Eintracht is in the penultimate position in the championship, Daniel Scherning’s team went into the break with two wins in a row.

Kiel has nothing to complain about, as they have been on a crazy run before their short vacation. However, it is in the match Holstein Kiel vs Eintracht Braunschweig that we will be able to see whether they have lost their game form.

Holstein Kiel vs Eintracht Braunschweig: What to Expect From The Teams

Hostein Kiel

Marcel Rapp has created a very fighting team. Even if you take the game against Hannover 96, you can see that Kiel needs even one half to make a game of it.

It all started with a goal by Timo Becker in the 26th minute, and a minute later Jann-Fiete Arp doubled the lead – that’s all you need to know about “Die Störche”. Kiel played so confidently that it seemed as if they were facing one of the outsiders rather than the 8th team in the championship.

However, the game did not end with two goals. In the first half, Arp scored a double and practically closed the game. Then Holstein Kiel brought the game to a logical conclusion, and it was easier to do thanks to the efforts of one of Hannover’s players – Max Christiansen earned two yellow cards within 10 minutes and left the guests in the minority.

The result was 3-0 and the team went on vacation with 6 matches without defeat. Moreover, 5 of them ended in victories.

In terms of personalities, Jann-Fiete Arp is worth highlighting, as he has fit in perfectly with Kiel’s game and is playing great in recent matches.

Eintracht Braunschweig

Eintracht got out of a steep slump that the team had been in since the beginning of the season when Daniel Scherning’s men had not won for 9 matches in a row. Now “Die Löwen” is gradually climbing out and getting closer to the saving 15th place.

Two victories against potentially direct competitors for survival – Wehen (1-3) and Kaiserslautern (2-1), which is now in the saving grace – gave a massive boost.

The home game against Kaiser turned out to be quite interesting, as the visitors could have even won without taking a single shot on goal.

The match started with a goal by Ermin Bičakčić, as the player plays for Braunschweig, but in this situation, he scored in the goal of his team – 0:1.

eintracht braunschweig

However, to the hosts’ credit, they quickly recovered from the shock, and by the end of the first half, Rayan Philippe had equalized the score – 1-1 after the first 45 minutes.

In the second half, “Die Löwen” quickly gathered themselves and Johan Arath Gomez put Eintracht Braunschweig ahead. Then the hosts put pressure on the opponent, but at the same time tried to reduce the degree of tension in the game and keep the winning score – 2:1 in the end.

Holstein Kiel vs Eintracht Braunschweig: Head-to-Head

Before the game Holstein Kiel vs Eintracht Braunschweig, the guests are coming up without a win against this opponent since 2009 (!), and looking at Kiel’s current form, the streak will continue.

Holstein Kiel vs Eintracht Braunschweig H2H
2023/24 Season
Eintracht Braunschweig01Holstein Kiel
2022/23 Season
Eintracht Braunschweig23Holstein Kiel
Holstein Kiel30Eintracht Braunschweig
2020/21 Season
Holstein Kiel31Eintracht Braunschweig
Eintracht Braunschweig00Holstein Kiel

Possible Lineups

If you ask yourself: what can stop the hosts in the match Kiel – Braunschweig? The answer is injuries to Kiel players. “Die Störche” lost Fiete Arp, Steven Skrzybski, and Benedikt Pichler before this game, which means that the team is approaching this game without the main attacking line. Also, it looks like they will not play for Kiel: Philipp Sander, Carl Johansson, Thomas Dähne – all due to health problems.

The guests have no such global losses and Braunschweig will come to Kiel in a fighting lineup.

Holstein Kiel vs Eintracht Braunschweig Lineups
Holstein KielEintracht Braunschweig
GoalkeepersTimon WeinerRon-Thorben Hoffmann
DefendersMarko Ivezić, Patrick Erras, Colin Noah Kleine-BekelRobert Ivanov, Ermin Bičakčić, Hassan Kurucay
MidfieldersTom Rothe, Lewis Holtby, Finn Porath, Marvin Schulz, Timo BeckerAnton Donkor, Robin Krausse, Jóhann Helgason, Marvin Rittmüller
ForwardsHólmbert Aron Friðjónsson, Shuto MachinoFabio Kaufmann, Johan Arath Gomez, Rayan Philippe

Holstein Kiel vs Eintracht Braunschweig: Match Prediction

Preparing our prediction, we understood that Kiel is the favorite in this clash, but a lot depends on whether Marcel Rapp will risk the health of one of his leaders and possibly release them if someone is ready. However, the problems in the home team are quite serious.

Eintracht can exploit the opponent’s problems and at least draw with the leader.

Holstein Kiel vs Eintracht Braunschweig Prediction: X2 or Holstein Kiel Total Goals Under 2.

The Match Prediction
Eintracht Braunschweig wins (~ odds 2.24)orHolstein Kiel Total Under 2 (~ odds 1.70)