St. Pauli vs Hamburger SV
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Millerntor-Stadion (Hamburg).
A huge buzz is expected in and around Millerntor-Stadion on Sunday afternoon when St. Pauli and Hamburger SV are set to battle it out in the famous Hamburg derby. We expect a huge tension on the pitch with both bragging rights and the Bundesliga promotion at stake.
St. Pauli clinched back-to-back clean sheet wins over Ingolstadt and Paderborn to narrow the gap behind 3rd-placed Hamburger SV down to just four points. A win here would reduce it further to one. We can only imagine how badly the hosts want this win over fierce enemies.
HSV seemed to be safe passengers to the top flight of German football but they experienced some unexpected slipups of late to drop down to third place in the league ladder. The Red Shorts had a nervous affair on Monday evening when they barely brought Greither Firth’s resistance with a late goal to make it a 1-0 win at the end. It was a highly-important victory which came after a streak of one draw and one defeat in past two league outings against Heidenheim and Jahn Regensburg.
St. Pauli vs Hamburger SV: Head-to-head
Hamburger SV were much more successful in the long history of the Hamburg rivalry.
The Red Shorts won 59 and lost just 19 of 93 meetings with St. Pauli.
There were no goals when these two likes locked horns in the first half of the season at Volksparkstadion.
It was their first clash since 2010/11 Bundesliga campaign when St. Pauli last featured the elite class of German football.
St. Pauli vs Hamburger SV: Prediction
We do not expect to see a beauty with so much at stake. HSV do not remind of a free-scoring team they used to be in the first half of the season. They struggled badly to break the resistance of relegation threatened Greuther Furth on Monday at their Volksparkstadion.
Given St. Pauli kept their net untouched in last two league wins, we would not be surprised to see the hosts going out with a defensive-minded approach which might just do the job against such opposition. Under 2.5 goals FT is our main betting recommendation and we will go for it at the odds of 1.75.
St. Pauli vs Hamburger SV: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (3/4)
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4).