Ingolstadt vs St. Pauli
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 21 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Audi-Sportpark (Ingolstadt).
Ingolstadt are looking to rebound from a devastating 6-0 loss to Bochum on Friday afternoon when they host At. Pauli in the first game of the sixth Matchday in 2. Bundesliga. Such a painful loss came just after Die Schanzer picked up their maiden win of the new season (3-2 at home over Erzgebirge Aue). Can the hosts recover and see off Kiezkicker here?
The visitors won’t come into the match in the highest of spirits either. They started off in a decent manner beating Magdeburg and Darmstadt in two opening rounds. However, three consecutive losses followed.
Markus Kauczinski had huge issues with his side’s defensive efforts. The visitors shipped as many as 12 goals in these three defeats (four per game). It will definitely be the music to the ears of Sonny Kittel, Thorsten Rocher and Charlison Benschop who are the most dangerous men in Ingolstadt’s ranks.
Ingolstadt vs St. Pauli: Head-to-head
Teams grabbed away clean sheet wins when they met each other in the previous term of 2. Bundesliga.
Overall, St. Pauli were slightly more successful so far, winning 5 and losing 3 of 12 encounters against Die Schanzer.
Ingolstadt were undefeated in four consecutive H2H games before falling 0-1 at home to St. Pauli in mid-February this year.
Ingolstadt vs St. Pauli: Prediction
We should really not be short on goalmouth action on Friday given that both teams have been very easy to break down so far in the season. Apart from this, they’ve both done fairly well at the other end, meaning the BTTS pick is a must-take option at the odds of 1.72.
The value can hardly be found in backing the hosts to bag the spoils knowing they lost 6-0 last weekend. Instead, we’ll shoot for three or more goals in the match as an alternative pick at the odds of 1.85. The value is also fine win St. Pauli to net two or more goals at 3.00.
Ingolstadt vs St. Pauli: Bet Tips
• BTTS @ 1.72 (8/11)
• Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85 (17/20).