St. Pauli vs Darmstadt 98
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 10 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Millerntor-Stadion, Hamburg.
Both St. Pauli and Darmstadt 98 picked up wins over league newcomers at the start of the new 2. Bundesliga season.
The Kiezkicker dispatched Magdeburg away at MDCC-Arena thanks to the late second-half winner from defender Marvin Knoll.
The Lilies, on the other side, edged past Paderborn 1-0 at home thanks to striker Sardar Dursun who broke the deadlock seven minutes after the interval.
Darmstadt could have easily dropped out the three-pointer on the occasion in spite of dominating the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play.
Portuguese keeper Daniel Heuer denied Sebastian Schonlau’s penalty late 20 minutes from time to save Dirk Schuster’s side.
Can they back up the initial success with a result at Millerntor-Stadion?
St. Pauli vs Darmstadt 98: Head-to-head
- Darmstadt 98 completely dominated this match-up in its short history.
- The Lilies won all of four H2H games against St. Pauli conceding no goals at all in the process.
- Last term meetings saw Darmstadt beat Kiezkicker 0-1 on the road and 3-0 at home.
St. Pauli vs Darmstadt 98: Prediction
Both teams were successful in keeping things tight at the back during the off-season.
We doubt the fans will see a great number of goal-scoring chances when they take on each other on Friday evening.
The Under 2.5 goals FT will thus be our top betting recommendation, priced at the odds of 1.70.
The value definitely goes with the draw at 3.30. It was by far the most common of the outcomes in St. Pauli’s home matches as well as Darmstadt’s away fixture sin the previous term of 2. Bundesliga.
Also, given that St. Pauli have never scored a goal against the Lilies, you can try with the visitors to keep a clean sheet at 3.75,while Darmstadt not to lose also looks to be a decent pick at 1.72.
St. Pauli vs Darmstadt 98: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70
Draw @ 3.30.