St. Pauli head to HDI-Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 2 fixture with hosts Hannover.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Hannover v St. Pauli (plus the best game odds).
Hannover, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 Bundesliga 2 victory vs Darmstadt.
The only player to score from Hannover was Marvin Ducksch (45', 50'). Aaron Seydel (68') was the scorer for Darmstadt.
An interesting feature of recent Hannover games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their prior 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a losing one.
Their previous form shows that Hannover:
- haven't lost in the league to St. Pauli in their last 5 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, St. Pauli drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 2 tie with Holstein Kiel.
The only player to score from St. Pauli was Omar Marmoush (52'). Joshua Mees (62') was the scorer for Holstein Kiel.
St. Pauli have been dangerous up front leading up to this encounter, having scored 6 times in their previous 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 outings. That aside, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might be maintained here in this game.
Leading up to this clash, St. Pauli:
- haven't won against Hannover in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 14 league games. Their travelling supporters must be so depressed.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes going back to 01/10/2010 tells us that Hannover have won 4 of these games & St. Pauli 1, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A total of 9 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 from Hannover and 1 coming from St. Pauli. That’s an average goals per game of 1.5.
The last league fixture between these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 32 on 17/06/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Hannover 4-0 St. Pauli.
The match was refereed by Alexander Sather.
Team News: Hannover
Mike Frantz (Thigh muscle rupture), Franck Evina (Ruptured knee ligament) and Linton Maina (Meniscal Injury) are unavailable for Hannover boss Kenan Kocak.
Team News: St. Pauli
St. Pauli manager Timo Schultz has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. James Lawrence (Corona virus), Ryo Miyaichi (Knee Injury), Christopher Buchtmann (Achilles tendon surgery), Jannes Wieckhoff (Foot Injury), Luca Zander (Adductor problems), Christopher Avevor (Ankle Injury) and Christian Viet (Torn Muscle Fibre) can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Hannover have it within them to score more than once when they come up against St. Pauli, who may well struggle to score.
We can therefore see a decent 2-0 margin for Hannover come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: HDI-Arena (49,200)
Captain: Dominik Kaiser
Chairman: Martin Kind
Manager: Kenan Kocak
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 6
🔑 Star Player: Marvin Ducksch
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Marvin Ducksch was born in Dortmund, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Borussia Dortmund II in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 8 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 season to date in 15 appearances.