FC St. Pauli vs Karlsruher SC
German Bundesliga II
Date: Sunday, 27th February 2017
Kick-off: 19:15 UK / 20:15 CET
Venue: Millerntor-Stadion (Hamburg).
It is a relegation battle in Bundesliga II when FC St. Pauli welcome Karlsruher SC to the Millerntor-Stadion on Monday night.
Karlsruher are occupying the relegation play-off spot (16th), while St. Pauli are in the direct drop zone (17th). Both teams are level on 18 points, so do Erzgebirge Aue at the rock bottom.
St. Pauli after their disastrous start to the season, are going through a green patch since December. They last 7 matches saw them earning 12 points, with 3 wins and 3 draws. While the lone defeat during the period came against league leaders Stuttgart. A big improvement when considering their 6 points from the previous 14 games.
Meanwhile, KSC are coming to Monday’s game after suffering back-to-back defeats. They were unbeaten in the previous four, picking up 1 win and 3 draws. They have picked up only 3 wins from their 21 matches this season. However, they were involved in more draws than any other team in the league this season.
St. Pauli vs Karlsruher: Head-to-head stats
- The first clash of the season between the two sides was a 1-1 draw.
- St. Pauli have only 1 win to their name in the last 7 Bundesliga II matches against Karlsruher, lost 4 and drew twice.
- Four of the last five matches between them saw over 2.5 goals. And the most recent three games saw both teams scoring.
- Karlsruher defeated St. Pauli in their last three visits to the Millerntor-Stadion.
St. Pauli vs Karlsruher: Prediction
On form, St. Pauli is a slightly better side than their Monday’s opponent. But Karlsruher have shown time and time again this season that they can chip away with draws with their ultra defensive approach. While, scoring goals away from home remains a big problem for KSC.
The visitors are expected to change their approach for this match as points are at stake in the relegation battle. We believe this will perfectly fit St. Pauli and they could edge a narrow win here.
St. Pauli vs Karlsruher: Bet Tips
FT – St Pauli to win at 11/10 (2.10)
Total Match Goals – Over 1.5 goals at 1.50 (1/2).