Darmstadt 98 and St. Pauli meet at Merck ‑ Stadion am Böllenfalltor, in a match for the 27 th round of the 2. Bundesliga. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, on 19‑10‑2019, Darmstadt 98 won out by (0‑1). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 games has won 3. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 29‑01‑2019, for the 2. Bundesliga, Darmstadt 98 won by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by M. Heller (81 ‘) and S. Dursun (89’), for Darmstadt 98, and R. Miyaichi (37 ‘), for St. Pauli. St. Pauli present considerable differences in their results at home and away, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
Darmstadt 98 :
The home team is currently in 6th place, with 36 points won, after 8 wins, 12 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Heidenheim by (2‑0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Bochum, by (0‑0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 4 wins, 9 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 15 suffered. For the championship, Darmstadt 98 conquered 15 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (5 in 13 matches). His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 8 of the last 13 that have played there were less than 3 goals. In 25 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Darmstadt’s great undefeated streak was broken on the return of the 2nd Bundesliga. Now you want to make up lost points to improve your campaign. There is a real possibility of approaching the leaders and that depends only on the team. Therefore, he wants to take advantage of home games to add victories. Therefore, he will try to impose himself and not give space to the rival, since he does not want to be surprised. In this match Immanuel H’hn and Mathias Wittek will be left out because they are in the medical department.
The visiting team is currently in 11th position, with 30 points won, after 7 wins, 9 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Osnabrück by (3‑1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Sandhausen, by (2‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 1 victory, 7 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 17 suffered. In their last 10 away games for the championship, the St. Pauli registers 1 victory, 4 draws and 5 defeats, which is why they have won 7 points in 30 possible. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 25 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 8 of their 13 goals between minutes (16’ ‑ 30 ‘).
The good results obtained by the St. Pauli in the last days have been fundamental for its growth. However, this does not mean that it can slow down or settle down. This is exactly why you will enter this game wanting at least a draw. The task will be difficult, so you will have to redouble your attention to avoid being defeated. In this match the best available players will be found.