Schalke 04 supporters put their faith in manager Grammozis to deliver victory against Holstein Kiel

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 16.January
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (62271 seats)

The league table tells us that 9 points divide the pair of competitors in this 2. Bundesliga game. Schalke 04 enjoy both the points- and home ground advantage.

Insights:
  • Schalke 04 have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Holstein Kiel have the most conceded goals in the first half (19) in 2. Bundesliga

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Schalke 04 form and stats

Schalke 04 have played 9 2. Bundesliga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-1-3 (wins-draws-losses). Hopes of three in a row are alive for Schalke 04 after consecutive victories at their own ground.

The home team returns to VELTINS-Arena after being equal after 90 minutes with Hamburger SV (placed 3rd) on their last time out; the 2. Bundesliga game ended 1-1. Ouwejan (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 8.0/10. Ouwejan hit five key passes.

Before that game, the 4-1 home victory against Nurnberg.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Schalke 04 have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found five games) they have won two times, drawn one and lost two.

Schalke are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at VELTINS-Arena in their league games, having scored an impressive 23 goals in 9 matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Schalke defense is not exactly impregnable. 14 goals conceded from 9 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 7 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Holstein Kiel form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Holstein Kiel so far with only 7 points returning home. The records show 1-4-3 (win-draw-lose). Holstein has lost their two previous away games and are eager to kill a negative trend in its infancy.

The supporters enjoyed Holstein's previous game versus St. Pauli (placed 1st), a 2. Bundesliga 3-0 win played at home. Holstein delivered their win in the match against St. Pauli already in the first half, and could slow the play down in the final 45 minutes to ensure the glorious victory. A solid performance! Reese got a match rating of 7.84 in that game, top player of the team. Reese hit four key passes, dribled past the opponent 5 of 10 times and had 33 successful passes (of 40 total).

Ahead of that game was the 2-2 draw at home against Sandhausen.

We have checked recent matches where Holstein have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those seven games were two victories, two draws and three defeats.

Holstein are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 10 away goals from 8 games (in the league). In the opposite end, Holstein have conceded 14 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The sides have played each other before in this season, with the result Holstein Kiel - Schalke 0-3 entered in the official records. Head-2-head stats last two meetings: two - zero - zero (Schalke wins - draws - Holstein Kiel wins). As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), zero had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Schalke 04S. Terodde
S. Terodde
12 goals
Schalke 04M. Bülter
M. Bülter
6 goals
Holstein KielB. Pichler
B. Pichler
6 goals

Schalke 04 missing players

Holstein Kiel missing players

Schalke 04 Holstein Kiel
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
18 9 2 Played P 4 8 18
9 5 1 Won W 0 1 5
3 1 0 Drew D 1 4 6
6 3 1 Lost L 3 3 7
34 23 4 Scored S 3 10 23
23 14 2 Conceded C 8 14 30
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
83% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
61% 89% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 75% 78%
33% 56% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 17%
22% 33% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
61% 78% 50% BTTS BTTS 75% 88% 61%
33% 22% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 11%
6% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 12% 28%
 
5.5 5.3 2 Corners for (avg) C F 4.2 4.8 5.2
5.4 4.4 8.5 Corners against (avg) C A 5 5.4 4.9
2.1 1.8 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.9 1.9
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
16.8 17 14 Shots (avg) S ( 13.5 13.1 15.5
6 6.9 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.4 4.8
31% 37% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 37% 27%
 
12.4 11.1 14.5 Shots against (avg) S A 13.8 15 13.9
3.9 3.9 5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.5 4.5 4.2
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • All of Holstein Kiel's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • All of Schalke 04's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Holstein Kiel have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Holstein Kiel have the fewest clean sheets (0) away in 2. Bundesliga
  • Holstein Kiel have the most conceded goals in the first half (19) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Holstein Kiel haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Schalke 04 have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Schalke 04 have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Holstein Kiel have scored away.
  • Schalke 04 have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Schalke 04 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 St. Pauli 18 11 3 4 37 23 8 8 0 0 24 5 10 3 3 4 13 18 14 36
2 Darmstadt 98 18 11 2 5 41 20 8 6 0 2 21 6 10 5 2 3 20 14 21 35
3 Hamburger SV 18 7 9 2 31 18 10 4 6 0 20 10 8 3 3 2 11 8 13 30
4 Schalke 04 18 9 3 6 34 23 9 5 1 3 23 14 9 4 2 3 11 9 11 30
5 Nurnberg 18 8 6 4 27 21 9 5 2 2 14 7 9 3 4 2 13 14 6 30
6 Heidenheim 18 9 3 6 23 24 9 5 3 1 13 8 9 4 0 5 10 16 -1 30
7 Werder Bremen 18 8 5 5 32 25 8 3 3 2 14 9 10 5 2 3 18 16 7 29
8 Jahn Regensburg 18 8 4 6 35 28 10 5 2 3 24 17 8 3 2 3 11 11 7 28
9 Paderborn 18 7 6 5 31 21 10 2 3 5 12 14 8 5 3 0 19 7 10 27
10 Karlsruher SC 18 6 7 5 31 28 10 4 4 2 20 15 8 2 3 3 11 13 3 25
11 Dynamo Dresden 18 7 1 10 20 25 8 5 0 3 12 6 10 2 1 7 8 19 -5 22
12 Holstein Kiel 18 5 6 7 23 30 10 4 2 4 13 16 8 1 4 3 10 14 -7 21
13 Fortuna Dusseldorf 18 5 5 8 23 25 9 1 4 4 12 14 9 4 1 4 11 11 -2 20
14 Hansa Rostock 18 5 5 8 21 31 8 2 2 4 9 14 10 3 3 4 12 17 -10 20
15 Hannover 96 18 5 5 8 14 27 9 3 2 4 6 11 9 2 3 4 8 16 -13 20
16 Sandhausen 18 4 5 9 20 36 8 0 3 5 6 18 10 4 2 4 14 18 -16 17
17 Erzgebirge Aue 18 3 5 10 15 30 10 2 2 6 8 15 8 1 3 4 7 15 -15 14
18 Ingolstadt 18 2 4 12 14 37 9 1 3 5 8 14 9 1 1 7 6 23 -23 10

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