St.Pauli vs. 1.FC Nurnberg / 2.Bundesliga – The host of this match is in the middle of the table, but not far away from the relegation zone, while Nurnberg is struggling to enter the higher rank and they are currently holding the desired second position on the table and have even 13 points more than St.Pauli. Nurnberg is also in a better form and this team is undefeated in the three rounds of championship, while St.Pauli after introductory win, lost twice. It is interesting that St.Pauli in the first part of the season celebrated the victory in Nurnberg with a score of 1-0. Begins: 12.02.2018. – 20:30 CET
St.Pauli was certainly expecting more from this season and they have spent a good deal of championship in the upper part of the table, but then there was a fall and a long negative period in which they were without a win and it is logical that they have fallen in the lower part of the order, even very close to the relegation zone. They managed to recover with two victories in a row against Bochum and Dynamo, but then they fallen again and now have two defeats in a row.
They have lost from Darmstadt on their field two rounds ago with 1-0, while they in the last round experienced defeat by Heidenheim with 3-1. They have received goal very early in duel against Darmstadt and then they dominated with numerous opportunities but did not defeat the opposing goalkeeper while they took the lead against Heidenheim and then received three goals. Their winter reinforcement, striker Diamantakos was on the field from the first minute, and L.Sobiech returned to the position of center-back. Cenk Sahin got injured after joining from the bench and he will not play in this match.
Probable lineups St.Pauli: Himmelmann – Zander, L.Sobiech, Avevor, Buballa – Nehrig, Flum – Dudziak, Sobota, Diamantakos – Bouhaddouz
Nurnberg is holding the second place on the table and it is clear that they would have no objection to holding that position till the end, as this would mean returning to the elite rank. They are in good form and have not lost the match for a long time in the championship, with they were eliminated from the Cup by Wolfsburg in the round of sixteen, but they lost only after the overtime. In the championship they were defeated by Ingolstadt on their home field in early November and since then they have played eight matches and recorded three draws and five victories.
The second part of the season started with a home draw with Regensburg, and then they celebrated against Union Berlin. In the last round they played great and with convincing 4-1 defeated Aue in front of their fans. Mohwald is with two goals a hero of victory, but we should mention even three assists of striker Martinez who arrived from Leipzig this winter. Completely the same composition played in the previous games and considering their good game, we do not expect any changes anymore.
Probable lineups 1.FC Nurnberg: Bredlow – Ewerton, Muhl, Lowen – Valentini, Leibold, Behrens, Mohwald, Erras – Ishak, Martinez
St.Pauli vs. 1.FC Nurnberg PICK
St.Pauli is oscillating this season, while Nuremberg caught the right rhythm and has not been defeated for quite a long time, so we expect their dominance in this duel and at least a draw, and they are certainly close to win.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Nurnberg
Odds: 1.88 at bet365 (down to 1.78 can be played)