FC St. Pauli vs Dynamo Dresden
2.Bundesliga – Season 2017/18
Date: Monday, 7th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Millerntor-Stadion (Hamburg).
Both St. Pauli and Dynamo Dresden made a perfect start to the season by winning their respective games on matchday 1.
St. Pauli were away at Bochum on matchday 1 and returned with a 1-0 win. They tactically outplayed their opponents by sitting tight on their own half before lauching lethal strikes on the counter.
Olaf Jansen is expecting a better season this term after a disappointing 7th placed finish term. The team must be fighting for promotion spots and this can be achieved only with a vast improvement in goal scoring department. Pauli scored a meager 39 goals from their 34 matches.
On top of that, St. Pauli failed to make the home advantage count throughout the campaign. They managed just 5 wins from the 17 home matches last season and were placed in the bottom half of home-record table.
Dynamo Dresden had a fruitful season last term and finished 5th in the standings. It is a massive achievement for a team that just got promoted to the second division. The team excited the fans with their attacking display, netting 53 goals in total and finished second in the goal-scoring tally. However, the 46 goals conceded in return means they are not stable in the defensive department.
Dresden start their 2017/18 campaign with a 1-0 home win against Duisburg. It was a cagey affair and Lucas Roser netted the lone goal with 2 minutes left on the clock.
St. Pauli vs Dynamo Dresden: Head-to-head
There are no draws in the last 8 league meetings between the sides. St Pauli won 5 as against Dresden’s 3.
Last season, the teams won their respective home matches, 2-0 at St. Pauli and 1-0 at Dresden.
St Pauli are unbeaten in the six matches against Dresden in all competitions. They are on a four match winning run and netted a minimum of 2 goals in each of them. Both teams have scored in 5 of those 6 games.
St. Pauli vs Dynamo Dresden: Prediction
These two teams favour possession based football and are good on the counter attack. But they have evident vulnerabilities in the defensive departments. This is pointing out on a open game on Monday, but St Pauli have an edge with their unbeaten home record against Dresden.
St. Pauli vs Dynamo Dresden: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score for 1.91 with Betfair.
Brave Punters can go for St Pauli to win with both teams scoring for 4.33 odds.