Nurnberg take on the visitors St. Pauli at “Max-Morlock-Stadion” in the round five of the German 2. Bundesliga. The match will be played in Nuremberg on Monday, September 11th.
After four starting clashes Nurnberg occupy the seventh place in the standings with seven points gained and 7-5 goal difference. The side opened a new season with 3:0 triumph over Kaiserslautern. Michael Kollner’s team has not been beaten across four encounters in a row till the last gameweek in which “Der Club” was defeated with 1:3 scoreline by Aue, having broken its lucky streak. Nurnberg conducted two matches in face of their supporters resulting in 3:0 win over Kaiserslautern and 2:2 draw against Union Berlin. The hosts’ 2:1 victory over Duisburg allowed them to promote to the 1/16 stage of the DFB Pokal.
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After four rounds behind, St. Pauli settle on the eighth position in the 2. Bundesliga table with seven points taken and 4-5 goal difference. The side participated in three encounters on the road recording 1:0 triumph over Bochum, 1:2 loss to Paderborn, having been knocked out from the DFB Pokal, and 0:3 defeat to Darmstadt in the matchday three of the 2. Bundesliga. Having beaten Heidenheim with 1:0 scoreline, Ewald Lienen‘s team at last ended its three-game run without wins.
As the hosts of the forthcoming battle Nurnberg will put permanent pressure on St. Pauli and it is going to be a tough fight with little number of scored goals.
Prediction for the match: Under 3.0 scored goals.