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Erzgebirge Aue visit Millerntor-Stadion on Saturday for the Bundesliga 2 tie with home team St. Pauli.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for St. Pauli v Erzgebirge Aue, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
St. Pauli will be hoping for a better result following the 3-0 Bundesliga 2 losing effort in their last game against Holstein Kiel.
In that match, St. Pauli had 58% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Holstein Kiel got 20 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Fin Bartels (8'), Finn Porath (29') and Benedikt Pichler (45') scored for Holstein Kiel.
Three or more goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where St. Pauli have played. Opposing sides scored 12 of them in this period whereas St. Pauli totted up 9. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Their past results show that St. Pauli:
- have not lost a league tie with Erzgebirge Aue in their previous 4 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 8 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Nuremberg in Bundesliga 2 competition, Erzgebirge Aue and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Erzgebirge Aue had 58% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Erzgebirge Aue was Jan Hochscheidt (8'). On the other side, 1. FC Nürnberg got 20 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Nikola Dovedan (2', 22', 81') scored for Nuremberg.
The stats tell the story, and Erzgebirge Aue have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in all. In defence, Erzgebirge Aue have clearly had some problems.
Ahead of this clash, Erzgebirge Aue have left without a victory over St. Pauli in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 16/02/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with St. Pauli winning 2 of those games, Erzgebirge Aue 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 of them for St. Pauli and 9 created by Aue. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 2 on 01/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Erzgebirge Aue 0-0 St. Pauli.
In that match, Erzgebirge Aue managed 45% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 on target.
For their opponents, St. Pauli had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Florian Heft.
Team News: St. Pauli
Christopher Avevor (Ankle Injury), Lukas Daschner (Knee Injury) and Jannes Wieckhoff (Knee Injury) aren’t available for St. Pauli boss Timo Schultz.
It’s our opinion that St. Pauli look set to opt for a 4-1-2-1-2 formation for this one with Nikola Vasilj, Sebastian Ohlsson, Philipp Ziereis, Jakov Medic, Leart Paqarada, Eric Smith, Jackson Irvine, Marcel Hartel, C. Buchtmann, Igor Matanovic and Guido Burgstaller.
Team News: Erzgebirge Aue
We are inclined to think that Aue appear most likely to elect for a 3-5-2 system, starting the game with Martin Männel, Anthony Barylla, Sören Gonther, Dirk Carlson, John Patrick Strauß, Soufiane Messeguem, Nicolas Kühn, Clemens Fandrich, Jann George, Dimitrij Nazarov and Antonio Jonjic.
In this match, Erzgebirge Aue have enough to score against this St. Pauli outfit, but that is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for St. Pauli after 90 minutes. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Millerntor-Stadion (29,546)
Captain: Philipp Ziereis
Chairman: Oke Göttlich
Manager: Timo Schultz
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 1, DFB-Pokal (Third Round)
🔑 Key Man: Guido Burgstaller
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Guido Burgstaller was born in Villach, Austria. Having played his first senior match for Karnten in the 2006 - 2007 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 14 league goals in the 2. Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 18 appearances.