Sandhausen and St. Pauli meet at BWT ‑ Stadion am Hardtwald, in a match for the 3rd round of the 2. Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 08‑03‑2020, in a match for the 2. Bundesliga which ended in a draw by (2‑2). The goals of the match were scored by R. Scheu (63 ‘) and K. Behrens (45’), for Sandhausen, and by V. Gyökeres (28 ‘) and D. Diamantakos (78′), for St. Pauli. In this game the home factor may be decisive, as St. Pauli present considerable differences in their results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 10th position, with 3 points won. In their debut they won at home against Darmstadt 98, by (3‑2). On matchday 2, they lost away to Nürnberg by (1‑0). 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 registered 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 30 suffered; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 19 suffered. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Sandhausen won 3, drew 4 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games.
Sandhausen won once and lost once in this edition of Bundesliga 2, so it is clear that they have to look for consistency. By playing at home, it is your obligation to try to dominate the game and attack early, since you cannot let your opponent play quietly. The home team has quality, so it depends only on itself to control the game and get a positive result when hearing the final whistle.
St. Pauli :
Currently in 2nd position, the visiting team has so far won 4 points. On matchday 1 they drew away with Bochum by (2‑2). On the following round, the final score was recorded by a (4‑2) win in the home match against Heidenheim. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 1 victory, 3 draws and 11 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 36 suffered; against 7 victories, 6 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 13 suffered. In their last 10 away matches, St. Pauli has 3 draws and 7 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, But their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In the last 3 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (16’ ‑ 30 ‘).
It is true that the championship is just beginning, but St. Pauli are doing very well, they have already scored points. Later on they will make a lot of difference, so you will always go in search of favorable results. On this day, he will not have an easy game, but he knows what he has to do to get something positive. So, let’s see how he’s going to do it for the 90 minutes and if he really scores.