St. Pauli set for the second home win of the season
St. Pauli will be without the long-term injured Ryo Miyaichi, Marc Hornschuh, Aziz Bouhaddouz and Philipp Ziereis while Enver Cenk Sahin and Richard Neudecker will be unavailable too.
Regensburg will not have Oliver Hein, Joshua Mees and Jann George at their disposal.
Injured/unavailable: Ryo Miyaichi, Enver Cenk Sahin (both knee); Philipp Ziereis (muscle), Marc Hornschuh (back), Richard Neudecker (unspecified), Aziz Bouhaddouz (calf)
Injured/unavailable: Oliver Hein (knee), Joshua Mees (pulled muscle), Jann George (toe)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Regensburg are likely to be the ideal opponents for St. Pauli to get back on track. The team have been thoroughly unconvincing in front of their fans this season, claiming only one win in six matches and securing a joint-second lowest tally of six points at home, making them one of the worst home teams in the league. On a positive note, they have been working hard in front of goal lately, but they still conceded at least one goal in all their last four matches and are winless in those, with the latest ending in a 1-0 defeat at Union Berlin.
Regensburg have registered two consecutive wins in their last two games at home, but on the road they are winless in their last three without scoring a single goal. Coach Achim Beierlorzer will have been looking for solutions over the international break to return to winning ways on the road. He will have to ensure that Regensburg regain the same fighting spirit as at home, but this will be a tough ask against St. Pauli.
Regensburg are the perfect opponents for St. Pauli to claim their second home win, with the visitors struggling considerably away from home recently. I think a home win is on the cards.
SECOND PREDICTION: HALF TIME HAD – DRAW
Both teams have problems – St. Pauli at home and Regensburg on the road. In addition, three of St. Pauli’s last four games have been level at half time in the league. I think this will continue here.
HEAD TO HEAD
St. Pauli have played only once against Regensburg at home in the 2. Bundesliga and managed to win that game via an entertaining 3-2 scorelin.