Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Following an unlucky draw with Sandhausen, St. Pauli will look to return to winning ways when they take on Darmstadt on Matchday 31. Timo Schultz’s troops aim to regain their spot in top two, and they have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at the Lilywhites. Guido Burgstaller, who found the net at the weekend, will continue to lead the line for the hosts, while all Smith, Ohlsson, Wieckhoff, and Avevor are out of contention with injuries.
The visitors are eyeing automatic promotion as well, but given their back-to-back defeats in matches with Nurnberg (1-3) and Darmstadt (2-5), home win should definitely be considered. As for the away side, important defender Lasse Sobiech limped off with injury in the last league match, while there are no other fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to the suburbs of Hamburg.