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Second League: Holstein Kiel welcomes Wien Wiesbaden and wants to take second place | – Sports

Second League: Holstein Kiel welcomes Wien Wiesbaden and wants to take second place | – Sports

As of: December 1, 2023 at 9:56 p.m

Under FC St. Pauli and HSV, Holstein Kiel became the third force in the Second League. With Saturday’s win in the first leg against Wiesbaden, KSV will move up to second place.

After league leaders FC St. Pauli and their pursuers HSV met… After drawing 2-2 in the Hamburg City derby on Friday evening, the third-placed team from Schleswig-Holstein, which has played well recently, could jump into a direct promotion spot to the second division of the Bundesliga.

“The biggest compliment we can get at the moment is: the opponents are not happy to play against Holstein Kiel.”
Kiel coach Marcel Raab

A potential move to the Bundesliga was not an issue for coach Marcel Raab ahead of Saturday’s match (1pm, NDR Livecenter) against surprisingly strong newcomer SV Wihen Wiesbaden.

“We take our self-confidence with us, but we cannot lose focus in the next match,” said the KSV coach, who achieved a recent win away to Kaiserslautern. 4-2 win at home against HSV. “It’s starting from scratch again, it’s a 50:50 game.”

Raab: “I don’t have a wish list at the moment.”

Raab is currently completely satisfied with his team, which is why he sees no need to take action during the winter transfer window. “Of course, Uwe Stover, the coaching staff and the scouts will take another look at the team. But I don’t have a wish list at the moment,” he said. “The boys did really well.”

Big change in the summer

This was not necessarily expected after the great upheavals experienced in Holstein. Kiel parted ways with 15 players in the summer and brought in eleven new players. And they’re doing really well at the moment. “The biggest compliment we can get at the moment is that the opponents are not happy playing against Holstein Kiel,” Raab said.

Possible formations

Holstein Kiel: Weiner – T. Becker, Erras, Kleine-Bekel – Porath, Holtby, Sander, Rothe – Skrzybski, Pichler, Arp
Wiesbaden contractions: Stritzel – Anga, Matthiessen, Vukotic – Gobel, Hauser, Fechner, Katich – Patzner, Lee – Berthagen

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