Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 30 May 2020
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Wildparkstadion (Karlsruhe).
Christian Eichner’s men are placed in the relegation zone, and have six match-days remaining to make up a deficit of two points – against much better-performing teams. However, they do have the confidence of playing hosts to Jos Luhukay’s men, who have been terrible on the road this season. Coupled with the leaky defense of Karlsruher and their desperation, chances are that we are about to witness a goal-fest.
Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the prior five games had goals from both teams.
- The last time these two met on the pitch, spoils were shared with a 2-2 scoreline.
- Four of the last wins had gone to Eichner’s men.
- However, three of the preceding four wins at this venue had gone to the guests.
- Six of the past seven overall match-ups had three or more goals.
Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli Prediction
Eichner’s men recorded a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, against Hannover. Despite the result, the moral victory belonged to the former. They were on the road, taking on a team that had been in the top flight the past season. And on top of that, the hosts had a 1-0 lead with just twenty minutes remaining on the clock, before they fired in the equalizer.
Meanwhile, Luhukay’s men were held to a goalless draw at home the past game week, against Heidenheim. Once again, the moral win went to the former, considering they defended the visitors’ onslaught well, and even prevented a penalty kick from going in.
As of now, both teams are in search for points, and we can count on them to put forth the best of performances this weekend. Be that as it may, the leaky defense on either side will play a big role in what course the game takes. Eichner’s men were winless in eight of their previous ten overall match-ups, and were so in 11 of their past 14 appearances at home.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their last eleven overall match-ups, and embarrassingly in 15 of their preceding 16 trips on the road. In addition, six of the last seven overall h2h clashes had three or more goals, and four of the previous five such fixtures had goals from both teams.
Considering these observations, it’s deduced that the upcoming encounter is going to have a lot of goals.