Holstein Kiel is currently being trained by the German Tim Walter. The football eleven is currently active in the 2nd Bundesliga (group stage - 33rd matchday) on the sixth position with predominantly successful matches. Meanwhile, the team is eliminated in the round of 16 against FC Augsburg of the DFB Cup. All in all, 13 out of 33 matches were won, 50 goals scored and 50 goals conceded - the majority of them in the 2nd Bundesliga. The Holstein Stadium in Kiel, the home stadium of the team, was built to accommodate more than 11300 people. In away games, Holstein Kiel likes to play SG Dynamo Dresden, as this is where the most successes occurred.
The keepers of the team have done a convincing job in defending against opposing goal attempts. Despite the late goal in the fifth minute of injury time by the right-footed German Hauke Wahl, the football team did not manage to win against Greuther Furth on 17 February 2019. In their final match of the 2nd Bundesliga against SG Dynamo Dresden, Holstein Kiel didn't want to take a big risk in terms of formation and took back the most profitable formation of the season (4-3-3). In the end, Holstein Kiel won 3-0. The Group holds the most effective outcome against MSV Duisburg (14/4/5). However, the financial statements for 1860 Munich (1/1/2) are the worst in the long term.
In the 19th group phase match of the 2nd Bundesliga against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 the 186cm tall right foot Jonas Meffert scored the fastest goal of the HOK of the current season after only 180 seconds by a pass of Jannik Dehm. In the first half Holstein Kiel tends to lose more often to his opponent. The group managed the biggest half-time lead of four goals in the 15th group phase game of the 2nd Bundesliga against MSV Duisburg. After all, the German team also won 4 to 0. Only 39% of the 11 goal attempts per game (average) hit the square one in the end.
Holstein Kiel's last win against MSV Duisburg was on 2 December 2018, but both clubs met only once more in the meantime. The last match was on December 2, 2018. In the 23 matches since October 26, 2011 Holstein Kiel had a difference of 26 points against MSV Duisburg. In the football eleven, 13% like to shoot with both their right and left feet. The team mastered two triumphs from the 80th minute on. Quite impressive was the cup match of the DFB Cup against 1860 Munich on August 19, 2018, in which it was 1:1 until the 26 year old jersey number 08 Alexander Muhling and the 183cm tall jersey number 27 Kingsley Schindler scored two goals in minutes 83 and 87. Despite seven triumphs and seven failures, the 4-3-3 formation is currently the most successful of Holstein Kiel.
The football team has failed in the current season a match (against Erzgebirge Aue) despite superiority in the first half. Also in HOK's own competition venue 1860 Munich has crystallized as the toughest opponent, as only one triumph and two losses were achieved by Holstein Kiel. After an inferiority of three goals, the maximum of the current playing time, against Greuther Furth in the fifth group phase game of the 2nd Bundesliga, of course a loss was feared. In the end the game ended 1 - 4. Although Franck Evina and Yann Bisseck only measure 18 years, the football team has an average age of 23.
After Holstein Kiel's 81kg heavy right foot Alexander Muhling made the goal from 21m distance in the cup game of the DFB Cup against 1860 Munich on August 19th, 2018, the fans of 1860 Munich were surprised too. In total, the group weighs as much as a heavy car, but on average even 7.1 kg less than an average European. With 91 kg the 199cm tall striker Aaron Seydel is the one who surpasses this value most noticeably. In the current season, the club has tested six different formations: 4-1-4-1, 4-3-1-2, 4-2-3-1, 4-1-3-2, 4-3-3 and 4-4-2. Instead of being part of the starting line-up, some professionals sat on the bench more often before the kickoff. Most affected were Dominik Reimann (goalkeeper), Benjamin Girth, Steven Lewerenz and Heinz Morschel (striker) as well as Patrick Herrmann and Stefan Thesker (defender).
Since August, 24 professional footballers have made it to the starting line-up. These include right-winger Kingsley Schindler, midfielders David Kinsombi and Jonas Meffert, keeper Kenneth Kronholm, left-back Johannes van den Bergh, left-winger Aaron Seydel and centre-back Dominik Schmidt. Unfortunately Holstein Kiel did not win the seventh group phase match of the 2nd Bundesliga against FC Union Berlin on 25.09.2018 in the last quarter with two goals from Grischa Promel and Sebastian Polter in the minutes 90 and 90. This happened in the current season another four times against DSC Arminia Bielefeld, FC Augsburg, Erzgebirge Aue and SC Paderborn 07. At an average height of 185cm, the team's pros tend to be longer than their opponents. Despite lagging behind in the first half, they managed to win two such games against FC St. Pauli and 1860 Munich in the current season.
(Last edited May 15, 2019)