Darmstadt are hoping to win again following the 2-3 Bundesliga 2 success against Nuremberg.
For Darmstadt, the scorers were Serdar Dursun (55'), Marvin Mehlem (76') and Nicolai Rapp (93'). Robin Hack (3') and Felix Lohkemper (61') scored for Nuremberg.
Fixtures involving Darmstadt have tended to be absorbing affairs lately with high scoring expected. Over their past 6 games, the sum total of 23 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 14 of those being chalked up by Darmstadt. We will have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their previous form shows that Darmstadt:
- have not lost a league tie with St. Pauli in their last 3 matches.
- haven’t been defeated in their previous 11 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Previously, St. Pauli drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga 2 match with Nuremberg.
For St. Pauli, the goalscorers were Rodrigo Zalazar (28') and Daniel Buballa (78'). Manuel Schäffler (8') and Johannes Geis (49') scored for Nuremberg.
St. Pauli have been effective going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 13 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Timo Schultz will no doubt take that as a positive sign, St. Pauli can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same matches.
Heading into this fixture, St. Pauli haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 18/08/2017 tells us that Darmstadt have won 5 of them & St. Pauli 1, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 11 of them for Darmstadt and 3 being from St. Pauli. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
Team News: Darmstadt
There aren’t many selection issues, with just a single fitness concern for the Darmstadt boss Markus Anfang to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Immanuel Höhn (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle) is out of contention.
Team News: St. Pauli
St. Pauli boss Timo Schultz has to choose a team with limited availability. Marvin Senger (Back trouble), Ryo Miyaichi (Knee Injury), James Lawrence (Corona virus) and Christopher Buchtmann (Achilles tendon surgery) will not be playing here.
Here, we’re thinking that St. Pauli will have to perform well to put one past this Darmstadt side who we reckon should score at least once to put them ahead.
Therefore, we predict a 1-0 winning margin for Darmstadt when the full-time whistle blows.
Little in this one.
What are the best odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds on the WDW market, victory for Darmstadt is best priced at 2.05, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 3.66 & taking a punt on the winner to be St. Pauli gets you 3.6. They’re the most competitive prices offered at the moment.