On Wednesday, starting with 19:45, the Kiel – Bayern match will be played, within the German Cup, the second round. The first official meeting between Kiel and Bayern will be recorded, given that the hosts (although champions of Germany in 1911/1912) have never played in the Bundesliga.
Kiel managed only one draw with the tail of St. Pauli (1-1) and missed an important chance to move to first place in the 2.Bundesliga. Currently, Hamburg has 30 points, and Bochum and Kiel 29 points each. The German Cup quarter-finalist in 1943 and 2012, the team coached by Ole Werner passed in the first round the modest Rielasingen-Arlen, score 7-1 away. Kiel’s veteran, Bartels, failed to score a goal or a decisive pass in 12 games against Bayern, while playing for Werder Bremen.
Bayern comes after a surprising defeat in the Bundesliga, 2-3 on the field of Monchengladbach, after leading 2-0 in the first half. In fact, Marco Rose’s group is the only one that has defeated Bayern with coach Hansi Flick twice. The reigning German Cup champions Bayern have reached at least the semifinals in the last 11 seasons and have not been eliminated by a lower league team since 2003/2004. Then, Alemannia Aachen won 2-1 in the quarterfinals, causing a major shock.
First direct meeting between Kiel and Bayern;
Kiel was a quarterfinalist of the German Cup in 1943 and 2012;
Bayern have not been eliminated in the German Cup by a lower league team since 2003/2004 (Alemannia Aachen, score 2-1);
As: Gelios – Dehm, Wahl (c), Tesker, Van den Bergh – Meffert – Reese, Mühling, Lee, Bartels – Serra
Absent: Awuku, Komenda
Coach: Ole Werner
Bayern: Neuer (c) – Pavard, Süle, Alaba, Hernandez – Kimmich, Goretzka – Sane, Müller, Coman – Lewandowski
Absent: Gnabry, Nianzou, Zirkzee
Coach: Hansi Flick
PREDICTION: Over 3,5 goals @ 1,83