Hannover 96 vs St. Pauli betting preview: Visitors should struggle at HDI-Arena

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 16.January
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: HDI-Arena (49000 seats)

The league table in 2. Bundesliga tells a story about these teams so far, with Hannover 96 leading St. Pauli by 13 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Hannover 96 has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (5) in 2. Bundesliga
  • St. Pauli is in the worst form (0-3-3)

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Hannover 96 form and stats

Hannover 96 are steadily winning 2. Bundesliga games and points here at HDI-Arena. 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat is the summary from 7 games. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Hannover after consecutive victories at their own ground.

It's back home for Hannover 96, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Darmstadt 98 away with the result 2-1. Marvin Ducksch (2) found the net in that victory. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Sandhausen in a game that was won 4-0.

Michael Esser loved the game against Darmstadt 98. With a stunning ten saves the goalkeeper played a huge part in the 2-1 victory.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Hannover matches with similar probabilities have ended with three wins, two draws and zero defeats (from five games).

Hannover can score goals in their home matches. After 7 league matches they have found the net 15 times. From these home matches, Hannover have conceded only 4 goals.

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St. Pauli form and stats

There's been little loot from St. Pauli's travels as they have only collected 4 points from 8 away games in the 2. Bundesliga. St. Pauli only have 0 wins to counter their 4 defeats and 4 draws. The sun doesn’t shine and the birds do not sing for Pauli, who have now gone 13 games without a victory. The Heidenheim game was their last win and it’s been a dry spell since.

Pauli played 1-1 against Holstein Kiel in their previous match. Before that, Pauli travelled to Wurzburger Kickers and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and St. Pauli playing away, we found two games. Results were zero away wins, one draw and one home win.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Pauli have scored 9 goals in 8 league games away. St. Pauli's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 14 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

As for the last six games between these two teams, there's four Hannover victories, one draw and one St. Pauli win. Over/under statistics; one of these games ended with three goals or more, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Hannover 96M. Ducksch
M. Ducksch
8 goals
HannoverH. Weydandt
H. Weydandt
3 goals
St. PauliR. Zalazar Martínez
R. Zalazar Martínez
3 goals

Hannover 96 missing players

St. Pauli missing players

Hannover 96 St. Pauli
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
15 7 2 Played P 3 8 15
7 5 2 Won W 0 0 1
2 1 0 Drew D 2 4 7
6 1 0 Lost L 1 4 7
21 15 8 Scored S 5 9 18
15 4 1 Conceded C 6 14 28
87% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 86% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 87%
53% 57% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 67%
20% 29% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 38% 40%
13% 14% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 7%
33% 14% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 67%
47% 71% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
33% 29% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 33%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 2 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2.9 2.4
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
12.5 14.7 17.5 Shots (avg) S ( 9 10.5 12.3
4.1 6.6 8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.7 3.4 4
34% 33% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 62% 33% 30%
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Hannover 96 has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (5) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Hannover 96 have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Hannover 96 have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • St. Pauli have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • St. Pauli have yet to win a game away.
  • St. Pauli haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • St. Pauli is in the worst form (0-3-3)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hamburger SV 15 9 3 3 31 19 8 5 1 2 18 9 7 4 2 1 13 10 12 30
2 Bochum 15 9 2 4 28 15 8 5 2 1 17 5 7 4 0 3 11 10 13 29
3 Holstein Kiel 15 8 5 2 24 14 8 4 2 2 12 10 7 4 3 0 12 4 10 29
4 Greuther Fürth 15 8 3 4 29 19 7 3 1 3 10 10 8 5 2 1 19 9 10 27
5 Fortuna Dusseldorf 14 8 2 4 21 19 7 6 1 0 13 5 7 2 1 4 8 14 2 26
6 Hannover 96 15 7 2 6 21 15 7 5 1 1 15 4 8 2 1 5 6 11 6 23
7 Erzgebirge Aue 15 6 4 5 24 18 7 4 2 1 14 7 8 2 2 4 10 11 6 22
8 Karlsruher SC 15 7 1 7 26 23 7 3 0 4 12 11 8 4 1 3 14 12 3 22
9 Osnabruck 15 6 4 5 20 21 7 2 1 4 9 13 8 4 3 1 11 8 -1 22
10 Heidenheim 15 6 4 5 19 20 8 5 3 0 13 4 7 1 1 5 6 16 -1 22
11 Paderborn 15 6 3 6 20 18 7 4 1 2 13 10 8 2 2 4 7 8 2 21
12 Nürnberg 15 5 5 5 22 20 8 3 3 2 11 10 7 2 2 3 11 10 2 20
13 Darmstadt 98 15 5 3 7 27 27 7 2 2 3 10 10 8 3 1 4 17 17 0 18
14 Jahn Regensburg 15 4 5 6 18 22 8 3 2 3 11 11 7 1 3 3 7 11 -4 17
15 Sandhausen 15 4 2 9 16 31 8 3 2 3 12 14 7 1 0 6 4 17 -15 14
16 Eintracht Braunschweig 14 3 3 8 14 32 7 3 1 3 8 12 7 0 2 5 6 20 -18 12
17 St. Pauli 15 1 7 7 18 28 7 1 3 3 9 14 8 0 4 4 9 14 -10 10
18 Wurzburger Kickers 15 2 2 11 18 35 8 1 2 5 11 19 7 1 0 6 7 16 -17 8

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The 2. Bundesliga (Zweite Bundesliga) is the second level of German professional football. Like the Bundesliga it has 18 clubs playing a total of 306 fixtures to decide the final league table. The two top teams are promoted while number three has to qualify through a playoff. Two or three teams are relegated through a similar system.