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The Bundesliga 2 meeting at Millerntor-Stadion on Sunday sees home side St. Pauli prepare for the visit of opponents, Holstein Kiel.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for St. Pauli v Holstein Kiel can be seen below (including the best match odds).
St. Pauli won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 3-0 Bundesliga 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Regensburg.
In that game, St. Pauli managed 55% possession and 3 attempts at goal with 2 on target. On the other side, SSV Jahn Regensburg got 21 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Jann George (14'), Andreas Albers (43') and Sebastian Stolze (64') scored for Regensburg.
It’s not been often in recent times where St. Pauli have shown defensive steel. The facts show that St. Pauli have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 12 goals along the way. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, though.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Cologne in Bundesliga 1 - Play-offs action, Holstein Kiel and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Holstein Kiel managed 59% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Holstein Kiel was Jae-Sung Lee (4'). 1. FC Köln had 19 attempts on goal with 11 on target. Jonas Hector (3'), Sebastian Andersson (6', 13'), Rafael Czichos (39') and Ellyes Skhiri (84') scored for Cologne.
Indicating their penchant for action-packed encounters, we’ve seen goals 23 times in the previous 6 games in which Holstein Kiel have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 3.83 goals each clash. Opposition teams have managed 13 of these goals.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 28/10/2018 shows us that St. Pauli have won 1 of these games & Holstein Kiel 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 5 for St. Pauli and 11 being from Holstein Kiel. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league fixture between the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 32 on 07/05/2021 and the score finished Holstein Kiel 4-0 St. Pauli.
On that occasion, Holstein Kiel had 47% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Ahmet Arslan (21'), Fin Bartels (24', 49') and Janni Serra (67').
St. Pauli had 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Frank Willenborg.
Team News: St. Pauli
Jannes Wieckhoff (Hamstring Injury), Jackson Irvine (Fitness), Franz Roggow (Foot Injury), Sebastian Ohlsson (Hamstring Injury), Christopher Avevor (Ankle Injury) and Igor Matanovic (Tear in the abductor muscle) will not be taking part for St. Pauli gaffer Timo Schultz.
Team News: Holstein Kiel
Kiel boss Ole Werner has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Timon Weiner (Torn Muscle Fibre), Stefan Thesker (Achilles tendon rupture) and Ahmet Arslan (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
We are of the inclination to think that Holstein Kiel and St. Pauli should both be able to score more than once here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw and also of goals in the match. We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Millerntor-Stadion (29,546)
Captain: Christopher Avevor
Chairman: Oke Göttlich
Manager: Timo Schultz