On Sunday, August 27, 2023, we are waiting for a match between two pretty strong teams in the 2nd Bundesliga – St. Pauli vs Magdeburg. We analyzed both teams and prepared a promising prediction with potentially good odds for this match.

St Pauli vs Magdeburg: What To Anticipate From The Teams

St. Pauli had a promising start in the new Bundesliga 2 season with a 2-1 victory against Kaiserslautern. However, Fabian Hürzeler’s team faced a slowdown, securing draws against Fortuna and Greuther Furth in goalless matches. 

On the other hand, Magdeburg, a team that only entered Bundesliga 2 last season, surprised with two wins in their initial three matches.

St. Pauli

Although FC St. Pauli triumphed over Kaiserslautern in their opening game, they encountered challenges afterward. While the draw against Fortuna could be considered reasonable due to playing against a formidable opponent and being reduced to ten players towards the game’s end, the match against Greuther Furth was undeniably unfortunate.

St Pauli

The offensive line currently poses problems for St. Pauli. Converting scoring opportunities and identifying a reliable scorer on the field has proven difficult for the team. Fabian Hürzeler seems to experiment with various players for the crucial forward role. Initially, Danish veteran Andreas Albers was tested, but in recent matches, Oladapo Afolayan assumed the central striker position, impressing notably in the cup game against Atlas Delmenhorst.

Complicating matters, Karlos Mets remains suspended due to a red card received in the match against Fortuna.

Presently occupying the 8th spot in Bundesliga 2, St. Pauli’s standing is decent, though fans had aspired for a better performance.


“Der Blau” initiated the season impressively, currently securing the 3rd position with two victories and a draw in three matches.

The preceding triumph against Holstein Kiel, another contender for promotion, is particularly noteworthy. Magdeburg rallied after surrendering a two-goal lead, adding two more goals to win 4-2.


German striker Barış Atik stands out as a potential leader within the Magdeburg squad.

An advantage for the visitors is their ability to retain key players, ensuring consistent performance with their most potent lineup.

St. Pauli vs. Magdeburg Head-to-Head

Historically, St. Pauli holds the upper hand in their encounters, having not lost any of the preceding three matches. However, St. Pauli’s performance has declined compared to previous periods, unlike Magdeburg, which has improved and aims for more than just retaining their Bundesliga 2 status.

St. Pauli – Magdeburg H2H
2022/23 Season
1. FC Magdeburg12FC St. Pauli
FC St. Pauli301. FC Magdeburg
2021/22 Season
1. FC Magdeburg23FC St. Pauli

Possible Lineups

Both teams approach this game significantly, prompting coaches to field their strongest lineups. Below are our projected lineups for both teams.

FC St. Pauli vs 1. FC Magdeburg Lineups
St. PauliMagdeburg
GoalkeepersNikola VasiljDominik Reimann
DefendersHauke Wahl, Eric Smith, Adam DźwigałaCristiano Piccini, Daniel Elfadli, Daniel Heber
MidfieldersManolis Saliakas, Jackson Irvine, Marcel Hartel, Lars RitzkaMo El Hankouri, Jean Hugonet, Leon Bell, Amara Condé
ForwardsConnor Metcalfe, Andreas Albers, Elias SaadJason Ceka, Jan Luca Schuler, Barış Atik

St. Pauli vs Magdeburg: Match Prediction

Magdeburg’s recent form is impressive, and facing St. Pauli, a team that has struggled to score goals and managed two goalless draws, doesn’t seem overly challenging. While St. Pauli grapples with their offensive game, Magdeburg showcases a more confident attack.

St. Pauli vs Magdeburg prediction: X2 (Magdeburg wins/draws) with odds at 1.9.