Soccer betting preview: St. Pauli welcomes Fortuna Düsseldorf in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Millerntor-Stadion (25546 seats)

2. Bundesliga: St. Pauli host Fortuna Düsseldorf in what is nearly guaranteed to be an intriguing football fixture. Here's all you should know!

Insights:
  • St. Pauli is in the worst form (0-3-3)
  • St. Pauli have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Fortuna Düsseldorf have scored away.

For Fortuna Düsseldorf most of the excitement is over as they will neither be promoted or relegated this season.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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St. Pauli form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Millerntor-Stadion as St. Pauli have scored 35 goals to get 34 points from 16 games. The overall stats in the 2. Bundesliga are 10-4-2 (wins-draws-losses).

St. Pauli faced defeat in their previous match, away at Schalke 04 (2-3). A disaster for the home team in their last match (vs Schalke 04) as a comfortable lead 2-0 was completely ruined into a loss 2-3. Pauli's goalkeeper Smarsch was extremely busy against Schalke 04, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning six saves. The forward Matanović was announced as "man of the match" for St. Pauli with a rating of 8.03/10. Matanović scored two goals and dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times.

Preceding that game was the home draw versus Nürnberg that ended 1-1.

This is expected to be a close game, with St. Pauli perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Pauli as a small favourite), we find eleven games. St. Pauli has won five of these, drawn two and lost four.

The St. Pauli manager Schultz has got the team scoring with 35 from 16 home games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 17 goals have been conceded.

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Fortuna Düsseldorf form and stats

5-5-6 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Fortuna Düsseldorf in their 2. Bundesliga matches away. In general it has been a productive period now for Fortuna Düsseldorf as they haven't lost any of their last twelve games.

Düsseldorf go into this game after a win, the home game against Darmstadt 98 that ended 2-1. Fortuna Düsseldorf goalie Kastenmeier was high and low in the Darmstadt 98 game, contributing six saves towards the victory. Klaus got a match rating of 8.55 in that game, top player of the team. Klaus hit the woodwork once, signed up for two assists, hit three key passes and dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Heidenheim at their stadium, the result 3-1.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found seven similar matches played by Düsseldorf in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Fortuna Düsseldorf, one draw and four defeats.

Fortuna Düsseldorf have scored 17 goals on their travels this season, from 16 away games in the league. Fortuna Düsseldorf have conceded 19 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two combatants have battled previously this season: Fortuna Düsseldorf - Pauli 1-1. Head to head numbers (for the last ten meetings): St. Pauli won three games, two matches ended with a draw and Fortuna Düsseldorf managed five wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: six / four

Top Goalscorers

PauliG. Burgstaller
G. Burgstaller
18 goals
Fortuna DüsseldorfR. Hennings
R. Hennings
13 goals
St. PauliD. Kyereh
D. Kyereh
12 goals

St. Pauli missing players

Fortuna Düsseldorf missing players

St. Pauli Fortuna Düsseldorf
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
33 16 5 Played P 5 16 33
15 10 4 Won W 1 5 11
9 4 1 Drew D 2 5 11
9 2 0 Lost L 2 6 11
59 35 12 Scored S 6 17 45
46 17 2 Conceded C 9 19 40
97% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 88% 94%
88% 94% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 69% 76%
67% 75% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 44% 52%
45% 44% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 25% 30%
18% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 6%
67% 62% 40% BTTS BTTS 80% 50% 61%
18% 31% 60% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 18%
18% 6% 0% Failed to Score F T 20% 38% 27%
 
5.3 6.1 6 Corners for (avg) C F 4.6 4.9 5.6
4.2 3.1 1.8 Corners against (avg) C A 8.6 5.9 5
1.6 1.3 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 1.8 1.8
3 0 0 Red cards R C 2 3 4
 
14.3 16.7 17.2 Shots (avg) S ( 10 12.1 14.4
4.8 5.4 4.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.6 3.3 4.1
38% 40% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 32% 34%
 
12.9 10.5 10.4 Shots against (avg) S A 18.6 14 12.6
4.1 2.8 2.2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 6.8 5.1 4.5
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • St. Pauli have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • St. Pauli have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • St. Pauli have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Fortuna Düsseldorf have scored away.
  • St. Pauli have the most points (34) at home in 2. Bundesliga
  • St. Pauli haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • 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 Schalke 04 33 19 5 9 70 43 17 10 2 5 40 27 16 9 3 4 30 16 27 62
2 Werder Bremen 33 17 9 7 63 43 16 7 6 3 27 17 17 10 3 4 36 26 20 60
3 Hamburger SV 33 15 12 6 64 33 17 9 6 2 36 17 16 6 6 4 28 16 31 57
4 Darmstadt 98 33 17 6 10 68 46 16 9 3 4 39 23 17 8 3 6 29 23 22 57
5 St. Pauli 33 15 9 9 59 46 16 10 4 2 35 17 17 5 5 7 24 29 13 54
6 Paderborn 33 13 12 8 56 41 17 4 7 6 26 24 16 9 5 2 30 17 15 51
7 Nürnberg 33 14 9 10 48 47 16 8 3 5 25 21 17 6 6 5 23 26 1 51
8 Heidenheim 33 14 7 12 41 45 16 9 4 3 25 18 17 5 3 9 16 27 -4 49
9 Holstein Kiel 33 12 9 12 45 51 17 8 3 6 23 23 16 4 6 6 22 28 -6 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 33 11 11 11 45 40 17 6 6 5 28 21 16 5 5 6 17 19 5 44
11 Karlsruher SC 33 9 14 10 54 53 17 5 9 3 32 26 16 4 5 7 22 27 1 41
12 Hansa Rostock 33 10 11 12 39 49 16 4 5 7 15 22 17 6 6 5 24 27 -10 41
13 Jahn Regensburg 33 10 10 13 50 49 17 6 4 7 31 29 16 4 6 6 19 20 1 40
14 Hannover 96 33 10 9 14 32 47 16 5 6 5 13 17 17 5 3 9 19 30 -15 39
15 Sandhausen 33 9 11 13 39 53 16 3 5 8 16 28 17 6 6 5 23 25 -14 38
16 Dynamo Dresden 33 7 11 15 33 45 16 5 5 6 18 17 17 2 6 9 15 28 -12 32
17 Erzgebirge Aue 33 5 8 20 31 72 17 3 3 11 14 34 16 2 5 9 17 38 -41 23
18 Ingolstadt 33 4 9 20 28 62 17 2 5 10 12 29 16 2 4 10 16 33 -34 21

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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.