THW Kiel vs Wisla Plock by 20Legend
THW Kiel went through an absolute beating in their last CL-game last weekend as they lost to Flensburg by 37-27 away from home. They must deal with a lot of injuries on key-players at the moment, which obviously has led into a less reliable defense. Rene Toft Hansen, Wienbeck, Weinhold and Dissinger are all strong names that any team would have had in their lineups in games like these. With the latest loss, THW Kiel is out in the competition for a top three position, but a win tonight could be a giant step towards finishing top 4 in the group in the main round.
Wisla Plock is currently in 6th place and they are coming to Germany with a very solid team that surley feels for taking points from a weakened home side. However, their last CL-performance against 7th placed Celje (26-31) at home was rather horrible. That loss actually put them in a much tougher position, as the risk of losing their advancement is still very much there. Wisla Plock has also some of the more important players missing as both Montoro and Konitz did not travel to with the team to Germany.
Every game is important at this stage during and both teams clearly have everything to play for. THW Kiel often get the games into their terms at home which includes high-tempo and ultimately many goals. Their home games are usually one of the most high-scoring games in the CL this year and the line of 55.5 goals seems tempting. With the absences in THW Kiel and Wisla Plock’s need of points in order to keep their place safe, it should create another high-tempo game tonight. They also met in Poland a week ago and the picture was pretty much the same. It was filled with high-tempo and counter-attacks as it finished 23-37 for THW Kiel, which was one of the biggest home-losses for Wisla in a long time. Over 55.5 goals will be the pick here.