Nurnberg vs St. Pauli
Germany – Bundesliga II
Date: Friday, 8th April 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
The 8th placed Nurnberg are long-way off the promotion zone and they have little to play off with 7 games to play in the 2016/17 season. The lack of purpose and motivation has been evident in their recent outings as they struggled to pick up results on a consistent basis.
Nurnberg bagged 2 wins from their last four matches, which remains to be their only wins in the last 8 matches. They drew 1 and lost 5 during the period, a run that dent their chances to get anywhere near the top three of the league table.
Michael Köllner’s team is coming on the back of consecutive home wins. As we mentioned earlier, consistency has been the problem for this side throughout the season. Nurnberg are positioned 13th in the home form table after managing a meagre 5 wins from their 13 home matches so far.
The relegation candidates St. Pauli are 17th in the league table, the second of the automatic relegation zone. Safety is not far away as they are separated by 3 points from the 15th placed Erzgebirge Aue. Also, a couple of good results could lift them as high as 12 table. So it is crunch time for the Buccaneers of the League.
St. Pauli put on some inspired performances since the start of the new year after going through a terrible spell in 2016. From February, they picked up 4 wins and 3 draws from the 9 matches losing twice. They are the third best away team during the period with 2 wins and a draw from the 4 matches played.
Nurnberg vs St Pauli: Head-to-head
St. Pauli had minimal success in their recent trips to Nurnberg. They are without a win the last five with 2 draws and 3 losses. Last season, they lost by a narrow 1-0 margin.
The recent h2h across home and away matches is also in favour of the Nurnbergers. They won in three of the last six with St. Pauli managing 1 win and 2 draws as positives.
The reverse fixture of the current campaign ended in a 1-1 draw.
Nurnberg vs St Pauli: Prediction
In their recent outings, St. Pauli have shown brilliant fighting spirit, which has been the key in putting themselves in a perfect position to save themselves from relegation. On the other hand, motivation is a problem for the home side as they have little to play for as the season comes to a close. We can back St. Pauli to take at least a point from this fixture.
Nurnberg vs St Pauli: Bet Tips
Double Chance – St. Pauli or Draw at 1.67 with Bet365
Under 2.5 goals at 1.83 with Betfair.