Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
After suffering a 2-1 loss to Kaiserslautern at the weekend, St. Pauli will be aiming to return to winning ways when they take on Magdeburg on Matchday 4. Timo Schulz’s men continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and it is no surprise the bookies see them as favourites to win Sunday’s clash. Goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj is sidelined with a broken finger, while defender Christopher Avevor faces race against clock to be fit for the match.
Magdeburg, on the other hand, struggle at the back, and seeing that St. Pauli do not suit them, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last encounter in the German second tier St. Pauli defeated Magdeburg 3-2. To make things even worse for the visiting side, important midfielder Jamie Lawrence is out of contention through suspension.