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Düsseldorf – St. Pauli, both teams are still involved in the extremely narrow relegation battle. Fortuna Düsseldorf has 35 points but a small cushion from three meters to the endangered zone, but could be quickly used up. The FC St. Pauli separates meanwhile only the better goal ratio from the relegation place.
After 40 encounters the record is almost balanced with 16 victories St. Paulis, nine draws and 15 successes of Fortuna. In Düsseldorf, however, it looks different. With twelve wins and five draws, Düsseldorf lost only three home games against the Kiez-Kicker.
After good season start, Fortuna Düsseldorf was even counted as a circle of promotion candidates and 25 points for the winter break were still a very decent yield. But the last four matches before Christmas were not won anymore and in the new year this series extended with only two points from five games to nine victorious encounters in a row. A 2: 1 victory at VfL Bochum provided relief, but only for a short time, because right after that were lost with 1: 2 against Eintracht Braunschweig. The following 3: 0 at Karlsruher SC were also confirmed with defeats against TSV 1860 Munich (0: 1) and with Arminia Bielefeld (1: 2) likewise not confirmed. Especially at home the unbeaten Fortuna has been a big problem for nine home games, but saved 2: 2 against the 1. FC Union Berlin after a 2-2 defeat. Last weekend Düsseldorf showed up at Dynamo Dresden, but did not close the bag and had to be content with a 1: 1.
Probably, coach Friedhelm Funkel trusted for the third time in a row of the same starting team. Axel Bellinghausen after gastrointestinal virus and Emmanuel Iyoha after thigh problems could be at least in the squad. Robin Bormuth is probably missing again.
Probable lineup: Rensing – Schauerte, Akpoguma, Hoffmann, Schmitz – Bodzek – Bebou, Ayhan, Gartner, Fink – Hennings
St. Pauli :
After a catastrophic start with only six points from the first 14 games, the FC St. Pauli seemed to be hardly able to save any more, but still got the turn with five points from three games before the winter break. After the loss of the first leg of the match against VfB Stuttgart (0-1), the Braun-Weißen were able to get the better of their first five games, with Eintracht Braunschweig (2-1), Dynamo Dresden (2-0), Arminia Bielefeld (1: 1), against Karlsruher SC (5: 0) and TSV 1860 Munich (2: 1) 15 points. Afterwards, St. Pauli missed the match against the 1. FC Union Berlin (1: 2), against Hannover 96 (0-0) and Erzgebirge Aue (0-1) but lost the ground conquered in the table again. Lastly, however, the team of coach Ewald Lienen landed two important victories in a row at 1. FC Nürnberg (2-0) and the Würzburger Kickers (1-0).
Bernd Nehrig returns to the end of the season and will probably start for Johannes Flum in an otherwise unchanged team. Only Youngster Maurice Litka is not operational.
Probable position: Army Carrier – Ziereis, Sobiech, Gonther, Dudziak – Nehrig, Bayman – Cenk Sahin, Möller Daehli, Sobota – Bouhaddouz
Dusseldorf vs St. Pauli head to head
20.11.16 2BUN St. Pauli Dusseldorf 0 : 1
22.04.16 2BUN Dusseldorf St. Pauli 1 : 1
09.11.15 2BUN St. Pauli Dusseldorf 4 : 0
06.04.15 2BUN St. Pauli Dusseldorf 4 : 0
20.10.14 2BUN Dusseldorf St. Pauli 1 : 0