Match Time:5/23/2020 19:00 Saturday（GMT+8）
SV Darmstadt: Want to perform better (Recent Form: LDWWWW)
Darmstadt are on 7th place in 2. Bundesliga with 36 points. They started after the break with an away loss against Karlsruher (0:2) so there’s a need for improvement. Darmstadt host St. Pauli on Saturday. “During the week there was definitely a reaction. In the training sessions, the boys showed this energy again. In the last units before the game we have to bring that back onto the field and then of course also implement it on Saturday. St. Pauli has a great squad. They have many options. Many positions are filled twice or even three times. Against 1. FC Nürnberg they showed that they can win against a good opponent. Jos Luhukay made a system change in the last game, played with a triple chain and won. Maybe he'll do the same for us, maybe he'll switch again. They have the possible variations. In addition, they have good players in their ranks who can create goals in the attack - like Henk Veerman or Dimitrios Diamantakos,” said coach Dimitrios Grammozis.
Probable line-ups: Schuhen; Herrmann, Dumic, Rapp, Holland; Palsson, Y. Stark; Honsak, Kempe, Marvin Mehlem; Serd. Dursun
FC St. Pauli: Average side (Recent Form: WDWWDL)
St. Pauli sit on 9th position in the standings with 33 points. They are currently 5 points ahead of the relegation zone, whereas the distance to 3rd Stuttgart (promotion play-off) is already 12 points. Now it’s time for an away encounter. “I have heard from the players that our record against Darmstadt has not been the best in recent years. But now we have a good chance of improving it. I am optimistic about the game,” said Rico Benatelli.
Probable line-ups: Himmelmann; Ohlsson, Östigard, Buballa, Penney; Benatelli; Miyaichi, Sobota, Knoll, Gyökeres; Veerman
THE BETTING VERDICT:
In conclusion, I believe that hosts are favourites of this clash. It’s worth noting that St. Pauli have managed to win just once on the road this year so far in the league so perhaps Darmstadt may get the result in this fixture.
SV Darmstadt VS FC St. Pauli
Handicap Pick: Darmstadt +0