Saturday evening, October 7, 2023, the 2. Bundesliga will be closed by the match FC St. Pauli vs 1. FC Nurnberg. The championship leader will try to overcome an unyielding opponent and extend its unbeaten streak. Our experts have thoroughly analyzed both teams and are ready to provide you with their St Pauli vs Nurnberg prediction.

St Pauli vs Nurnberg: What to Expect

This weekend, the championship leader will be visited by Nurnberg, who has just gained momentum and has already begun climbing to the more familiar first half of the standings. Although the same can easily be said about Fabian Hürzeler’s wards, whose team has not yet lost this season, and therefore is confidently moving towards taking the Bundesliga 2 title.

FC St. Pauli

Before the match St Pauli vs Nurnberg, “Kiezkicker” remained unbeaten in the 2.Bundesliga. No one has yet managed not only to defeat the team from Hamburg but even managed to score more than 2 goals.

The statistics of the hosts are really impressive, now they have 4 wins and 4 draws in the opening 8 rounds. Special attention should also be paid to the statistics of goals scored and conceded by the team – 13:5. Fabian Hürzeler’s team almost never concedes, and can easily score two or more goals against the opponent.

The same can be said about the last game against Hertha Berlin. FC St. Pauli came to the team that played in the top division last season as a favorite, and this status was confirmed from the beginning. The guests started the game actively and took control of the match from the opening minutes. The logical development of events led to a goal in the 25th minute of the game, Johannes Eggestein’s first shot at the goalkeeper, but a second later he finished the ball directly into the goal – 0:1. Hertha seemed to be trying to create something in response, but that evening the team from the German capital did not succeed at all. The first half ended with the visitors having a minimal advantage.

St Pauli

St.Pauli continued its dominance after the break. Johannes Eggestein had a chance for a double and an incredibly beautiful goal, the German decided on a long one-touch shot, but he was just a little off the mark. His teammate Marcel Hartel managed to be inspired by Eggestein’s game, the captain of the guests first hit the crossbar, and a few seconds later closed the canopy from the flank from Oladapo Afolayan – 0:2 in the 74th minute.

St Pauli took a comfortable lead and decided to let the opponent play a little bit. However, the conceded goal was hardly part of the guests’ plans, but Jackson Irvine, who had just come on the field, decided to give the Berliners a chance to come back. The visitors midfielder made a mistake and passed the ball to Andreas Bouchalakis, who shot to the free Derry Scherhant, and the latter reduced the capital’s deficit – 1:2 in the 83rd minute. However, the hosts did not have enough for more, and the result: 1:2 in favor of St. Pauli.

1. FC Nurnberg

“Der Club could not make such a confident start to the new 2 Bundesliga season, but the hosts of the Max-Morlock-Stadion quickly rectified the situation. It all started with a defeat against Hansa Rostock (2:0), followed by a draw against Hannover (2:2) and 2 victories against Osnabruck (2:3) and Wehen (2:1). Then it became a little more difficult for Cristian Fiél’s wards, they met Kaiserslautern (3:1), to whom they lost, and then there were two more draws with Greuther Furth (1:1) and Eintracht Braunschweig (2:2).


The home match against Magdeburg could have ended less rosily, as the club, known for its aggressive and efficient play, came to the Max-Morlock-Stadion.

The guests began to show their teeth right from the start of the match when Baris Atik scored over the crossbar. Nurnberg responded with an almost identical shot by Kanji Okunuki, who also scored above. Both teams came close to the opponent’s goal from time to time, but it was frankly difficult for both to get into the goal, so the first half ended with zeroes on the scoreboard.

Things got even more exciting after the break. Felix Lohkemper came on the pitch right after the whistle blew for the resumption of play, and less than a minute later he celebrated his first goal of the season. The German striker broke away from the defender and closed the ball from the flank – 1:0 in the 46th minute. A few minutes later, Lohkemper could have made it a double, but he was unable to beat Dominik Reimann for the second time.

Nurnberg continued to put pressure on the opponent’s goal, with Benjamin Goller, Jens Castrop, and Lohkemper all having chances to score, but each time they were a little off target. However, it’s hard to say that the hosts were dissatisfied because, until the end of the game, they did not allow Magdeburg to create anything.

“Der Club” won and was able to move up to 8th place in the standings, and if they win the match St Pauli – Nurnberg, they will have an excellent opportunity to get even closer to the top three.

St Pauli vs Nurnberg: Head-to-head

Early, at the matches St Pauli vs Nurnberg, the visitors have not won since 2016, and if we take away matches, Nurnberg has not won games against St.Pauli since 2015.

St Pauli vs Nurnberg H2H
2022/23 Season
1. FC Nurnberg01FC St. Pauli
FC St. Pauli321. FC Nurnberg
2021/22 Season
FC St. Pauli111. FC Nurnberg

St. Pauli vs Nurnberg: Possible Lineups

If you look at the lineups before the St. Pauli vs Nurnberg match, it is worth saying that the hosts are approaching this game with almost no losses. But Nurnberg will be missing only Daichi Hayashi, who was Cristian Fiél’s main choice in the opening 5 rounds.

FC St. Pauli vs FC Nurnberg lineups
St. PauliNurnberg
GoalkeepersNikola VasiljChristian Mathenia
DefendersKarol Mets, Eric Smith, Hauke WahlTim Handwerker, Iván Márquez, Ahmet Gürleyen, Jan Gyamerah
MidfieldersLars Ritzka, Marcel Hartel, Connor Metcalfe, Manolis SaliakasJens Castrop, Mats Møller Dæhli, Florian Flick
ForwardsOladapo Afolayan, Johannes Eggestein, Elias SaadBenjamin Goller, Lukas Schleimer, Kanji Okunuki

St Pauli vs Nurnberg: Match Prediction

FC St. Pauli is the clear favorite of the upcoming confrontation and this is not surprising, because the team has yet to give any reason for disappointment in itself. Now Fabian Hürzeler’s team is on the move and is only gaining momentum with each round.

1. FC Nurnberg looks less stable, but the visitors are the team that can hang on for points, and this gives us hope for at least a draw. Especially if you pay attention to the considerable number of draws for both teams.

St Pauli vs Nurnberg prediction: 1. FC Nurnberg to win or draw with odds at 2.3

Betting Tip
FC Nurnberg to win or draw