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Professionals, 23. Mai 2020

Pre-match facts: Holstein Kiel vs. VfB

All the facts and stats ahead of Sunday’s trip to Holstein Kiel (kick-off 13:30 CEST).

Record against Holstein Kiel

Overall: 3 matches, 1 win, 2 defeats, 3:4 goal difference

In Bundesliga 2: 1 match, 1 defeat, 0:1 goal difference

Previous meeting

Stuttgart and Holstein Kiel faced off on Matchday 10 of the current campaign, with Kiel running out 1-0 winners at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. It was the first ever meeting between the two teams in Bundesliga 2. VfB won 2-1 on their last visit to Kiel in the DFB Cup on 8 August 2015.

Reunion

Atakan Karazor returns to his former club, where he played between 2017 and 2019. The midfielder made 26 appearances in Bundesliga 2 for Kiel, scoring two goals.

Goals guaranteed

VfB have only failed to score in one of their last 13 league outings, while the hosts have found the net at least once in 19 of their last 20 league games.

Trouble at home

Kiel languish in 15th place in the home table having picked up just 14 points at the Holstein-Stadion. VfB are in 10th in the away table.

Chances galore

VfB have registered 53 clear-cut chances this season, the most in Bundesliga 2 (no other side have managed more than 44). They’ve also fired off the most attempts on goal overall: 445 after just 26 matchdays.