Bochum vs St. Pauli PREVIEW & PREDICTION 21/09/2020

On Monday, starting with 19:30, the match Bochum – St. Pauli, from the 1st round of the 2.Bundesliga. Bochum is undefeated in the last 3 direct matches, ending a 9-game unbeaten run by St. Pauli. Last season, Bochum won 2-0 at home and drew away, 1-1. Before the mentioned success, St. Pauli had won 3 times in a row on the “blue” field.

Bochum started the new season with a definite victory, 3-0 away with Engers, a group from the German Oberliga. The “blues” kept their coach from last season, Thomas Reis, with whom they ranked 8th in Zweite, 9 points away from Heidenheim, the last step of the podium. Without investments in the team, apart from a few players brought free of contract, Bochum announces itself to be again a team of the first half of the ranking, ensuring its maintenance in the second German football echelon.

St. Pauli finished dramatically the previous season in Zweite, with defeats by a large score difference, but the 39 points were enough to rank 14th. In 2019/2020, the “pirates” took the last place in a ranking of away matches, with only one victory and 9 points in total, along with a goal difference of 17-36. The students of Timo Schultz, a debutant in a senior team, started in the same grade the new season, with a defeat in the first round of the German Cup, 2-4 with Elversberg, the team in the regional league.

-Bochum finished 8th last season;
-The “blues” qualified for the second round of the German Cup;
-St. Pauli has been without an external victory since February 22;
-The “pirates” ranked 14th in 2019/2020;

PREDICTION: Bochum to win @ 1,90