2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli kick off? Saturday 30th May, 2020 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli being played? Wildparkstadion

Where can I get tickets for Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli? No tickets are available as Bundesliga 2 matches are currently taking place behind closed doors

What TV channel is Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga 2 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Bet365 subscribers can stream German Bundesliga 2 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

KARLSRUHER SC

  • Karlsruher SC were able to maintain their unbeaten record since the resumption of Bundesliga 2 as they earned an impressive point on the road at in-form Hannover 96 and they will now look to keep that run going as they host St. Pauli.
  • Hannover were the better side for much of the game and took the lead shortly into the second half but Karlsruher responded through Philipp Hofmann and did enough to hang on for a point.
  • Karlsruher continue to be without a handful of players and will be desperate to get some more troops back soon but Anis Ben-Hatira made his return from the bench in Wednesday’s game and will be pushing for a starting berth here.

ST. PAULI

  • St. Pauli claimed a point from their game with Heidenheim on Wednesday as they went some way to putting their horror show against Darmstadt 98 behind them and will hope to build on that draw.
  • The 4-0 loss to Darmstadt was their first loss in six games and they made it one loss from seven after playing out a goalless draw with Heidenheim but they were given a helping hand in that contest as the visitors missed a first half penalty.
  • This now shapes as a crucial contest against Karlsruher SC, a team they hold a five-point advantage against but defeat will suck them right into the relegation mix. They boast a clean bill of health for this fixture and they are also boosted by the return of Leo Ostigard from suspension.

THE PREDICTION

This is an important clash at the wrong end of the table between two teams that cannot afford to lose. Karlsruher SC are unbeaten in their three games since Bundesliga 2 got back underway but remain in the relegation spots and cannot afford to lose against those teams around them. St. Pauli are one of those teams but they have lost just one of their last seven games and did well to put their heavy loss to Darmstadt 98 behind them by picking up a point from their clash with Heidenheim in midweek. Karlsruher have defended well since returning to action, conceding just one and with St. Pauli only managing one goal in their three games, this looks likely to be a contest with few goals.

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