Osnabruck make the trip to Millerntor-Stadion on Friday for the Bundesliga 2 meeting with home side St. Pauli.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for St. Pauli v Osnabruck can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
St. Pauli will be wanting a better result here after a 2-0 Bundesliga 2 loss in their previous game against SC Paderborn 07.
Dennis Srbeny (39') and Chris Führich (56') scored for SC Paderborn 07.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where St. Pauli have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that St. Pauli have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 12 goals on the way.
Looking at their past form shows that St. Pauli:
- haven't lost in the league to Osnabruck in their last 5 games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Nuremberg in Bundesliga 2 competition, Osnabruck and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only name on the scoresheet from Osnabruck was Sebastian Kerk (90'). Manuel Schäffler (25', 71'), Fabian Nürnberger (29') and Felix Lohkemper (43') scored for Nuremberg.
Osnabruck have attacked well in their most recent fixtures, having scored 9 goals in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Osnabrück have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same games. That pattern might not be sustained into this next game, though.
Looking at their past form shows that Osnabruck:
- have not registered a win against St. Pauli when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 9 away league matches. What a good run they have putHighBothTeamsNotScored together.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 29/09/2007 tells us that St. Pauli have won 2 of these games and Osnabruck 1, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 21 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 11 of them from St. Pauli and 10 coming from Osnabrück. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 24 on 01/03/2020 which finished with the scoreline of St. Pauli 3-1 Osnabruck.
The match was refereed by Daniel Siebert.
Team News: St. Pauli
Marvin Senger (Back trouble), Ryo Miyaichi (Knee Injury), Guido Burgstaller (Surgery), Jannes Wieckhoff (Foot Injury), Luis Coordes (Knee Injury) and Christopher Buchtmann (Achilles tendon surgery) won’t be able to feature for St. Pauli manager Timo Schultz.
Team News: Osnabruck
With a fully injury-free group to choose from, Osnabruck boss Marco Grote doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash.
In our opinion, Osnabruck are certainly able to score a goal against this St. Pauli team, but that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 win for St. Pauli when all is said and done. Definitely a tough call.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Millerntor-Stadion (29,546)
Captain: Christopher Avevor
Chairman: Oke Göttlich
Manager: Timo Schultz
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 17, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
⭐ Star Man: Rodrigo Zalazar
Usually used in the Centre Midfield position, Rodrigo Zalazar was born in Albacete, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Korona Kielce in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 season to date in 8 appearances.