2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Stuttgart vs St. Pauli Betting Preview & Prediction
When does Stuttgart vs St. Pauli kick off? Saturday 17th August, 2019 – 12:00 (UK)
Where is Stuttgart vs St. Pauli being played? Mercedes-Benz-Arena
What is the weather forecast for Stuttgart vs St. Pauli? Clear, 25c
What television channel is Stuttgart vs St. Pauli on? Some Bundesliga 2 matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule
Where can I stream Stuttgart vs St. Pauli? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed via the BT Sport website and app
Where can I get tickets for Stuttgart vs St. Pauli?
Stuttgart – https://shop.vfb.de/tickets/heimspiele/
What was the score when the teams last met? St. Pauli 0-1 Stuttgart
THE TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-1-2-1-2): Kobel; Stenzel, Phillips, Kempf, Sosa; Karazor; Castro, Ascacibar; Didavi; Al Ghaddioui, Gomez
Unavailable: Kalajdzic (Injured), Insua (Injured), Kaminski (Injured)
Doubtful: Badstuber (Injured), Mangala (Injured)
- Stuttgart have made a steady start to life under new coach Tim Walter, collecting four points from two league games and beating Hansa Rostock 1-0 in the first round of the DFB Cup on Monday.
- Monday's victory came at a cost with defensive duo Orel Mangala and Holger Badstuber both forced off with injuries, leaving them major doubts for this match, but striker Nicolas Gonzalez is back from international duty.
- Badstuber's injury could mean a full debut for Liverpool loanee Nathaniel Phillips, while two more new signings have arrived this week in midfielder Wataru Endo and highly rated 19-year-old striker Silas Wamangituka.
Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Himmelmann; Park, Hoffmann, Knoll, Buballa; Hornschuh; Miyaichi, Buchtmann, Daehli, Sobota; Diamantakos
Unavailable: Veerman (Injured), Tashchy (Injured), Flum (Injured), Ostigard (Injured), Avevor (Injured)
Doubtful: Ziereis (Injured), Zander (Injured), Becker (Injured), Coordes (Injured), Benatelli (Injured)
- St. Pauli needed penalties to get past fourth-tier side Lubeck in the DFB Cup on Sunday having been tied at 3-3 after extra time, and they are waiting for their first win in Bundesliga II this season.
- Coach Jos Luhukay was without 10 players for the trip to Lubeck and he has even been critical of his players for picking up so many injuries early in the season, although several are back in training and close to returning.
- Captain Christopher Avevor is out for the foreseeable future following surgery on a fibula fracture so Marc Hornschuh is set to start again, with Luhukay expected to revert to the 4-1-4-1 formation used in both league games.
Stuttgart have lost just one of their last eight games at the Mercedes-Benz Arena and they have also won their last eight meetings with St. Pauli. The visitors have not enjoyed the best start to the season and have been hit by injuries, so Stuttgart should be expected to continue that winning run.
Betting tip: Stuttgart (Match result)