After the match against Sandhausen (2:0) last Tuesday and St. Pauli (4:0) in the Holstein Stadium on Friday, Holstein Kiel welcomes Hannover on Monday evening in the third of four home games in a row. The meeting had to be canceled in March because both teams were in quarantine before the first catch-up date on April 14 couldn’t be realized due to the second quarantine in Kiel. In the third attempt, the time has come. The current season of Hannover was anything but satisfactory. They had hoped to return to the Bundesliga before the season, but couldn’t realize these ambitions and currently ranks 13th on the table. So far, the second half of the season has been suboptimal for Hannover with only three wins from 14 games, and five losses in the last six matches.
Holstein Kiel is meanwhile in the middle of a mammoth program in which they have been playing games every three days for almost two weeks. So far, they have coped with this intense cycle very well. Since their return from the second quarantine within a few weeks, they have been able to record three wins and one draw from the last four league games. They have the best defense in Bundesliga 2, and with possible victory, they will climb to second place, which directly leads to the Bundesliga.
Motivation and quality are on Holstein Kiel’s side and expect key three points in this match.