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

THE FACTS

When does St. Pauli vs Bochum kick off? Friday 8th November, 2019 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is St. Pauli vs Bochum being played? Millerntor-Stadion

What TV channel is St. Pauli vs Bochum 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 St. Pauli vs Bochum in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for St. Pauli vs Bochum?

St. Pauli – https://www.fcstpauli.com/tickets/heimspiele/

Bochum – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/vflbochum1848/de/auswaertskarten/channel/shop/index

What was the score in the last meeting between St. Pauli & Bochum? St. Pauli 0-0 Bochum

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. PAULI

  • It is five games without a win for St. Pauli after they squandered a two-goal lead by conceding two late goals at home to Karlsruher SC last Saturday.
  • Coach Jos Luhukay is hoping that James Lawrence will be fit after missing the last couple of games, which would be a big boost with fellow centre-backs Christopher Avevor and Niklas Hoffmann still sidelined.
  • Lawrence has been training individually along with Park Yi-Young and Luis Coordes, while Marvin Knoll may have to settle for a place on the bench again.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Himmelmann; Zander, Ostigard, Buballa, Penney; Flum, Becker; Miyaichi, Daehli, Sobota; Diamantakos

Unavailable: Avevor (Injured), Brodersen (Injured), Buchtmann (Injured), Conteh (Injured), Hoffmann (Injured)

Doubtful: Park Yi-Young (Injured), Coordes (Injured), Lawrence (Injured)

BOCHUM

  • Bochum claimed their first home win of the season against Nurnberg on Monday and although they remain in the bottom three, they are just three points from eighth place.
  • Coach Thomas Reis only named five substitutes against Nurnberg with Saulo Decarli missing out due to injury and Silvere Ganvoula suspended, but both are set to return here.
  • Manuel Wintheimer and Simon Lorenz were the players who replaced those two and both could drop back to the bench despite scoring, while right-back Cristian Gamboa remains a doubt.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Riemann; Celozzi, Decarli, Bella-Kotchap, Danilo Soares; Losilla, Tesche; Zoller, Lee Chung-Yong, Blum; Ganvoula

Unavailable: Leitsch (Injured), Fabian (Injured), Bapoh (Injured)

Doubtful: Saglam (Injured), Decarli (Injured), Gamboa (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Bochum have not won at the Millerntor since February 2014 and they have only managed one win in their last 14 away matches in Bundesliga II. St. Pauli's home form this season has been pretty good, with just one loss in their last five home league games, so they should be fancied.

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