Duisburg vs St. Pauli
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 22 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena (Duisburg).
Duisburg clinched their first win of the season in ninth attempt and they managed it against nobody else but table-toppers Koln. The previous round match from RheinEnergieStadion once again proved how unpredictable 2. Bundesliga can be as the rock-bottomed side snatched spoils against the leaders on the road. The Billy Goats dominate the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play, but the Zebras finally managed to keep things quiet at the back and pick up a massive confidence-boosting victory.
Can Torsten Lieberknecht’s men back it up on Monday evening when they are to drop the curtain on the Matchday No 10 against St. Pauli? It will be quite a big task for the hosts given Kiezkicker head into the game high on confidence with a thread of three wins and a draw in last four league games behind them. The team led by Markus Kauczinski climbed up to the fifth place in the league ladder thanks to such run.
Duisburg vs St. Pauli: Head-to-head
Duisburg have a negative head to head record against St. Pauli (6 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses).
Kiezkicker were unbeaten in 12 subsequent affaires against the Zebras before Duisburg snatched a 2-0 victory in their last meeting in mid-May this year.
Both teams scored just once in last five matches.
Duisburg vs St. Pauli: Prediction
We should really see goals on Monday given both teams’’ recent form. Duisburg have the second weakest defensive record with 18 goals allowed in 9 matches. All of last five league games they played saw goals at both ends and at least three goals scored.
The visitors did improve their defensive displays significantly of late allowing just two goals in last four outings. Nevertheless, their attacking line should really have plenty of room to deliver and an early goal could likely entirely open up the affair.
The BTTS pick is worth backing at 1.72, while the value bet would be St. Pauli to net two or more goals at 2.50.
Duisburg vs St. Pauli: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.72 (8/11)
St. Pauli Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50 (6/4).