Wurzburger Kickers vs St Pauli by Gustav
After a very good start in the season, Wurzburger is showing some sings of downtrend and fatigue, as the team comes from two consecutive defeats, last time away from home against Hannover 3:1. However, the game didn't start that bad for them, since they took the lead in 24th minute via Soriano, but the hosts responded with much better appearance in the repetition.
They took complete control over the ball and deserved the victory in the end, which was reached with goals two goals from Harnik and a goal from Klaus. Visitors had their chances as well, including a penalty missed during the additional time. After this defeat, the team slipped down the table to ninth position with seventeen points earned, which is five points less than third placed Heidenheim and seven more than relegating worried Aue. Midfielder Ioannis Karsanidis (2/0) is injured, while the home team has no other absences.
After five consecutive defeats in their official matches, St Pauli managed to improve at least a bit in their 1:1 draw at home against Nurnberg. They took the lead very early, already in fifth minute via Buchtmann, but the guests managed to level up the result already in 20th minute with a goal from Burgstaller.
The game itself was very open one with the home team having much more chances and actually deserved the victory here, but still need to work a lot on their final touch efficiency. Even though it's improvement in comparison that they have suffered four consecutive defeats in Bundesliga, the team is yet to reach their full potential and need to work much more in order to improve the situation. They are still at the rock bottom position with only six points earned, as they continue to be five points below the safe zone.
Goalkeeper Svend Brodersen (no performance this season is injured), while the visiting team also misses central defenders Philipp Ziereis (6/0), Soren Gonther (4/0), right full back Jan-Philipp Kala (6/0) and striker Aziz Bouhaddouz (9/3). Suspended for tonight's game is Bernd Nehrig (11/1).
- St. Pauli have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 away matches.
Wurzburger showed more till now in 2.Bundesliga, but the overall impression is that the team is in downtrend of their form. St Pauli improved a bit and I'm sure we are yet to see their improvement. Visitors didn't show anything close to their full potential for now, but the team remains with much better individuals who can turn the game around in no time.