St. Pauli vs Magdeburg
Germany – 2.Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 22nd December 2018
Kick-off at 12.00 UK/ 13.00 CET
Venue: Millerntor-Stadion (Hamburg).
St. Pauli hosts Magdeburg at the Millerntor-Stadion, this Saturday. The match completes the 18th round fixtures for both the teams in the German 2.Bundesliga.
Magdeburg occupies the 17th spot in the table and has 11 points against their name on the board. Their record reads one win, eight draws, and eight losses. The team managed to score 19 goals and conceded 31 in return. They are winless in their last five matches in the league. Three losses and two draws. The players scored five goals in this time period and let ten past their defense.
St. Pauli is the 4th team in league standings. They have secured 31 points from their 17 matches so far. The team won nine matches, drew four and lost the remaining four. They scored 26 goals in the process and conceded 21. In their last five matches in the league, they won twice and lost thrice. They scored eight goals and conceded four in these games.
Magdeburg lost against FC Koln, on the road, in their last fixture. The three-goal affair saw Koln scoring all three goals. St. Pauli won against Furth, at home, last weekend. The final score was 2-0.
St. Pauli vs Magdeburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Magdeburg lost the last h2h match against St. Pauli.
- Magdeburg is winless against St. Pauli.
- St. Pauli has two losses from their last 15 matches.
- Magdeburg is winless 19 of their last 20 games.
- St. Pauli was unbeaten in 17 of their last 21 home-ties.
- Magdeburg has won one of their last 10 away matches.
St. Pauli vs Magdeburg Prediction
The hosts, St. Pauli just misses the cut for promotion to the Bundesliga, as of now, because of their inferior goal difference. The team is desperate to get to the top-most tier of the league and be in control of their own fate. They are supposed to host Magdeburg this weekend, and this opens a plethora of opportunities for the home team.
Magdeburg is one of the teams that have been in perennial contention for relegation this season, and rightfully so has just one win to their name in their league campaign so far. The sole win came against Sandhausen, another team in pits of struggle this campaign.
St. Pauli will take advantage of this situation and turn this match into a goal-fest. They will expectedly target three easy points, and more than that, a significant improvement in their goal difference.
St. Pauli will win this match easily. No other team than Ingolstadt has conceded more goals than Magdeburg, and it will be sufficient motivation for the St. Pauli frontline to go after the weak defense of the visitors. The match will have at least three goals, and in all probabilities, St. Pauli, who wants to improve their goal difference, will score in the second half.
St. Pauli vs Magdeburg Betting Tips
Result/ Total Goals: St. Pauli/ Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 3.00 (2/1)
St. Pauli to Score in Second Half: YES @ 1.60 (3/5).