Kiel vs Schalke 04 Prediction and Preview (01.08.2021)
Kiel vs Schalke meet on Sunday at 14:30, in the 2nd round of the 2.Bundesliga. The two teams have met so far only in friendly matches, both confrontations being won by Schalke 04. In 2016, Schalke won 2-1, and the first direct confrontation in 2011 was won by Schalke 4-2.
Kiel started the season with a 3-0 defeat away at St. Petersburg. Pauli. The defeat was undeserved for Kiel, because the game was very balanced. Last season Kiel was close to a pleasant surprise, but lost the promotion round to FC Cologne, after winning the first match 1-0, but in return was defeated at home 5-1.
On the other hand, Schalke did not have more luck in the first stage, being defeated at home with 3-1 by Hamburger SV. The season promises to be a difficult one for Schalke 04, who returned to the 2.Bundesliga after a break of 30 years. Although they want to return quickly to the first league, Schalke will have a difficult mission, because there are 3-4 teams that will fight for the two places that ensure promotion to the Bundesliga.
Prediction: OVER 2.5 GOALS @ 1.80