The first matchday of the 2019/20 season in the 2nd Bundesliga will be concluded on Monday evening in the Schüco Arena: The DSC Arminia Bielefeld receives the FC St. Pauli. With 31 points from 16 games Bielefeld are in the calendar year 2019 so far the best team in the 2nd Bundesliga.
Of course, the armies want to build on this success in the new season and go into the season with a barely changed squad. The club relies mainly on coach Uwe Neuhaus, who has brought the success back to East Westphalia.
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By contrast, there is chaos at FC St. Pauli. The coach sounded the alarm because of the transfer policy of the association and also the fans can not understand the reluctance of those responsible in the transfer market. In addition, the hospital is well filled again. Before the match Bielefeld vs. St. Pauli certainly speak the odds of bookmakers for the hosts, but not as clearly as one might expect. In the conclusion of the betting base speaks for it almost everything for the Bielefelder and so set the betting experts at the duel Bielefeld vs St. Pauli their tip on “victory Bielefeld”.
Bielefeld – Statistics & Current Form
The Arminia is in its fifth league season in a row. As second-best team in the second half of the season, the Bielefeld team managed a good seventh place at the end of the 2018/19 season, eight points behind the first promotion place. After the first round, the DSC was still in 14th place, only six points ahead of the first relegation place, confessed. With the change of coach in December 2018 from Jeff Saibene to Uwe Neuhaus the success returned. In the second half of 2018/19 Bielefeld scored the third most goals (31) and let the seventh (24) to. The coach has not only earned a lot of points with the team, but has also made some playful progress. The crew radiates safety and stability. The coach usually lets the armies play in the offensive 4-3-3. The team of the preseason remained largely together.
“We have again a demanding field of participants with good clubs from the Bundesliga. My goal is to further improve the team. ” – Uwe Neuhaus
With Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) you had to pull only a regular force. The central defender will be replaced by Joakim Nilsson (IF Elfsborg). In offensive came Cebio Soukou (Hansa Rostock). However, the Benin national player completed the Africa Cup for his country and entered training only a few days ago.
In the preparation of the DSC played five friendly matches: 4: 0 against FK Jablonec, 2: 0 against Uerdingen, 2: 2 against Norwich City, 2: 3 against Barnsley and 2: 1 against Verl. In the club and in the environment a sense of departure is palpable , In the offensive, the armies hope again for Fabian Klos and Andreas Voglsammer. Both came together in the preseason on 30 goals and 18 assists.
Expected formation of Bielefeld:
↪ Ortega – Lucoqui, Nilsson, Behrendt, Clauss – Prietl – Yabo, Edmundsson – Voglsammer, Klos, Perennial
Last matches from Bielefeld:
⚽️ 21.07.2019 – SC Verl Vs. Bielefeld 1: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Bielefeld vs Barnsley 2: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Bielefeld vs. Norwich City 2: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Uerdingen Vs. Bielefeld 0: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 03.07.2019 – Bielefeld vs Jablonec 4: 0 (friendly)
St. Pauli – Statistics & Current Form
While Bielefeld is full of anticipation and euphoria for the coming season, little is to be felt in the neighborhood. So far only three newcomers have come to Hamburg: Leo Östigard (Brighton & Hove Albion), Boris Tashchy (MSV Duisburg) and Rico Benatelli (Dynamo Dresden). However, with Alex Meier, Sami Allagui (Royal Mouscron), Jeremy Dudziak (HSV), Richard Neudecker (Venlo) and Justin Hoogma (Hoffenheim) numerous important players left the club.
The list of injuries is long again. Currently, Dimitrios Diamantakos is the only healthy striker. Coach Jos Luhukay sounded the alarm in the training camp. Luhukay took over the team six weeks before the end of the season. Shortly before, sporting director Uwe Stöver and coach Markus Kauczinski were dismissed. With the new coach, the Hamburg after a good first round and a subsequent intermediate low, actually wanted to intervene once again in the promotion race.
“More than half of the squad is unable to make 17 games over 90 minutes. You can have dreams and talk about goals. But I do not dare to talk about goals today. ” – Jos Luhukay
Directed by the new coach, however, there was only one victory in six games. So Pauli finished the season in 9th place. In preparation for the new season, the Kiezkicker completed seven friendly matches: 1: 2 against NY Cosmos, 2: 0 against Buffalo, 3: 3 against Teutonia Hamburg, 3: 0 against Ingolstadt, 2: 3 against Wattens, 1-0 against Weiche Flensburg and 1-1 against Heerenveen. The mood among the fans is very critical, because you as an outsider, the personnel policy can not understand.
The new additions Tashchy and Benatelli are missing due to injury. Also Henk Veerman and Philipp Ziereis can play again at the earliest in the autumn. On Thursday evening, after Leo Östigard short term, the second lending business with Brighton & Hove Albion to announce: The Swedish international Viktor Gyokkeres should help to fix the trouble. Whether the newcomer can already be in the squad on Monday is not yet clear.
Expected formation of St. Pauli:
↪ Himmelmann – Buballa, Knoll, Avevor, Kalla – Bay Man – Sahin, Becker, Möller Daehli, Miyaichi – Diamantakos
Last matches of St. Pauli:
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Heerenveen vs. St. Pauli 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 16.07.2019 – St. Pauli Vs. ETSV Weiche Flensburg 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Wattens Vs. St. Pauli 3: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 07.07.2019 – FC Ingolstadt vs St. Pauli 0: 3 (Friendly Match)
Bielefeld vs St. Pauli Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Looking only at the direct comparison, the bookmakers could before the game Bielefeld vs St. Pauli represented quite low odds on the score. St. Pauli lost only one of the last nine competitive matches against Bielefeld. From the last three duels the Kiez kickers got seven points. Also the balance sheet of coach Jos Luhukay against the DSC can be seen. In three league games at the Arminia the Dutchman took nine points. Uwe Neuhaus has met teams coached by Luhukay seven times and has yet to celebrate a victory. Five times there was a division of points here.
The last success of Arminia against Pauli was in December 2017: At that time the Ostwestfalen even won 5: 0. Also in 2015/16, the second league season was opened with the duel of both clubs. Final score four years ago: 0: 0. Overall, the Hamburg lead the direct comparison with 13 wins, nine draws and eight defeats. In addition, the Bielefeld are not good starters: In the last ten seasons there were only three wins at the season opener (four draws, three bankruptcies). Pauli scored from the games on Matchday 1 in the last five seasons a total of eight points.
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The great strengths of Arminia are the integrity and the team spirit. The team looks confident, but not cocky. Pauli coach Luhukay, on the other hand, is starting the season with a weaker squad. After all, the team is recorded due to the low fluctuation. There is still a big hole behind the first eleven. Further injuries would be catastrophic. The Kiezkicker are facing a difficult season, in which one can call according to the current state not much more than the league.
Key facts – Bielefeld vs St. Pauli tips
⭐️ The Arminia is in the calendar year 2019, the best team in the second league
⭐️ The Kiezkicker won only in one of the last ten league games a victory
⭐️ Bielefeld won only one of the last nine competitive games against Pauli
Looking at the season preparation and the mood in the respective clubs, there is a clear picture: The Arminia goes to the opening game Bielefeld vs St. Pauli not only on the odds as a clear favorite in the game. On the neighborhood there is chaos and bad mood. The coach sounds the alarm but hardly anything happens. In Bielefeld, on the other hand, the serious path to success, which was taken with the commitment of Coach Neuhaus, is consistently continued. Although the direct comparison and the balance sheets of the two coaches actually speak for the guests, we can not imagine that Pauli can take something on the mountain pasture. Thus, we set the duel Bielefeld vs. St. Pauli our tip on “victory Bielefeld”.
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