St Pauli vs Union Berlin
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 4 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Millerntor-Stadion (Hamburg).
Promotion to the top flight of German football might be at stake on Monday evening when St. Pauli host Union Berlin in the derby of the Matchday.
With teams being lock on points right on the brink of the top-two finish, we have all ingredients to call this one a genuine promotional six-pointer at Millerntor-Stadion.
The visitors will head into the match in much higher spirits following an impressive display in a 2-0 victory over second-placed Koln on Thursday evening. Urs Fischer’s men did an excellent job defending a two-goal lead in spite of having their left-back Ken Reichel sent off with 25 minutes to go.
We simply have to praise the job Die Eisernen did keeping their net untouched in such conditions against by far the most lethal attacking line in the division. Union Berlin thus could not have dreamt of a better start to the year.
Can they back it up with a result against another promotional hopefuls in the last match of 20th round?
St. Pauli vs Union Berlin: Head-to-head
Union Berlin entirely dominated this match-up in recent years.
They won five on the spin against Kiezkicker.
The thread includes a demolishing 4-1 victory in this term’s tie in August last year at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei.
St. Pauli vs Union Berlin: Prediction
The hosts will head into the match lower on confidence after a disappointing 2-1 defeat away at Darmstadt. They had the lead all up until nine minutes from time when they conceded two quick goals to lose the match at Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor.
St. Pauli could rely on the home court advantage here knowing that Union Berlin won just one of nine away fixtures in the league so far. Nevertheless, Die Eisernen also lost only one on the road which means they drew as many as seven away from home in the process.
Given the importance of the affair and the fact Union Berlin generally play super right at the back (they shipped only 15 goals in 19 games so far in the season), we don’t see goals galore here. The Under 2.5 goals FT is definitely the best of betting options, while braver tipsters can shoot for the draw at the odds of 3.10.
St. Pauli vs Union Berlin: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10).