Karlsruher SC Vs St. Pauli
– Two second round matches in the Second Bundesliga are scheduled for this Saturday, and we are going to analyze a match between two teams that have recorded victory in the first round. The new second-league team Karlsruhe had pleasantly surprised, when they celebrated with 0-1 away, while Hamburg won with the same result at home, which means that both teams are without received goals. Obviously, they had not played together in the last season, because they were not in the same rank of competition, but two seasons ago, St. Pauli defeated Karlsruhe in both matches without a received goal. Overall, St. Pauli is much more successful in their mutual matches, while Karlsruhe is waiting for its victory since 2002. Begins: 27.07.2013 – 15:30 CET
Some time ago, Karlsruhe had played in the first league, but they spent the last season in the third league. They managed to get back to second league after just one season, and now they do not want to think about falling out again. However, they did start great, defeating FSV Frankfurt, although it is still early to think about how Karlsruhe is good enough to secure its survival. A good start is very important because they have started their third-league season very badly and they had no wins in the first six rounds, so it looked like they have lost all their chances for comeback. But, later, they made a series of 21 matches without a single defeat and nine consecutive victories, so as the first and most efficient team and the team with the least goals, they have won the promotion for a higher rank. Their attacking midfielder Calhanoglu was the best player last season, but he returned to his HSV and now this is a big problem for their coach Kauczinski. Reinforcement Yabo from Cologne should solve this, as well as the attacker Micanski from K’lautern, who entered the game in Frankfurt from the bench for reserves.
Probable lineups Karlsruher SC: Orlishausen – Klingmann, Gordon, Mauersberger, Vitzhum – Peitz, Yabo – Alibaz, Hennings – Micanski, van der Biezen
St. Pauli has opened this new season, of which they expect a lot, with a victory, however, it was not a game that could bring optimism. They celebrated against 1860 Munich at home when their attacker Thya scored ten minutes before the end. Given that they had lost their first attacker and scorer Ginczek, it is clear that their performance could be a problem, regardless of their new player Nothe from Furth, who had not proved much at the opening of the season. So he was replaced by another new striker, Verhoek from Rennes, but he was not any better. From their reinforcements they were also Nehrig, Halstenberg and Rzatkowski and they were all very modest. They expressed a lot of nervousness, and got a lot of yellow cards, while additional problems for their coach Frontzeck was that their stopper Mohr, left-back Schachten and midfielders Daube and Schindler were all out of action due to their injuries. It is possible that Frontzeck will select the same lineup for this match, in order to give them another chance to play better, before he starts to change things.
Probable lineups St.Pauli: Tschauner – Nehrig, Thorandt, Gonther, Halstenberg – Boll, Kringe – Rzatkowski, Bartels – Nothe, Thy
Karlsruher SC vs St. Pauli Pick
Both teams have won in the first round, but apparently they both have the same problem, and this is the realization due to departures of their key offensive players. So, in their mutual duel we are expecting a very cautious game, possibly with a draw in the end, or even with only a few goals.
Tip: Under 2.5
Odd: 1.80 - BetVictor