Hamburg vs. St. Pauli: Probable Lineups, Match Stats and LIVE Blog!

Bakary Jatta will be hoping to inspire Hamburg to victory against Guido Burgstaller’s St. Pauli as Matchday 20 kicks off with a bang with Hamburger Stadtderby’s second of the season on Friday (kick-off 6.30pm).


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Hamburg will take part in the derby in Germany’s second city on Friday night knowing victory could move them within three points of their league-leading visitors, who are stationed just 15 minutes’ drive from the Volksparkstadion site which is home to the two rivals. Since the defeat of their opponent at Millerntor-Stadion on Matchday 3, Hamburg have lost only one of their last 18 games in all competitions (W8, D9, L1). Their latest cause for celebration came midweek with a 4-3 shootout victory over top-flight Cologne in the DFB Cup. Captain Sebastian Schonlau converted the fourth of those shots on goal before Florian Kainz’s curious double kick gave Hamburg the win. Robert Glatzel had already scored in extra time to put HSV ahead before Anthony Modeste’s late leveler, and the home side’s 10-goal top scorer will be looking to help his side claim the derby spoils. Having come on as a substitute in each of the last two games, Jatta will push for a return to the starting line-up to help Glatzel’s cause alongside Germany U20 international Faride Alidou.

Pauli earned an even bigger cup scalp on Tuesday as he ended Borussia Dortmund’s trophy defense with a famous 2-1 home win. Etienne Amenyido’s fourth-minute strike and an Axel Witsel own goal were enough to book Pauli’s place in the quarter-finals for the first time in over a decade, and the result will have been welcome for Timo Schultz’s team. Pauli remain top heading into the weekend, but they saw their lead reduced to just one point after going three games without a win. That run coincided with Burgstaller’s sudden drought since scoring both goals in the 2-1 win over Schalke on Matchday 16 and, as HSV look to Glatzel for inspiration, Die Kiezkicker hope their 32-year-old hitman can provide a decisive advantage. Amenyido came off the bench to score a 93rd-minute equalizer in the 2-2 draw with Erzgebirge Aue on Matchday 19 and could – as he did against Dortmund – be in line with partner Burgstaller from the start in what would only be his second league. start of the season. Schultz is also hopeful that the division’s top provider, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh, will be available again to some degree for the derby following Ghana’s early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Look: St. Pauli won a five-goal thriller in the first derby of the season

Match statistics

  • Glatzel has a team record 10 goals in 19 Bundesliga 2 appearances so far this season.
  • Sonny Kittel is Hamburg’s top provider, with eight. That’s one shy of the division’s top dog in that department, Pauli’s Kyereh.
  • HSV, like Pauli, are unbeaten at home in Bundesliga 2 this season (W4, D6).
  • Pauli had 12 points on the road, compared to a league-leading 25 on their own patch.
  • Three games in Bundesliga 2 is Burgstaller’s longest barren spell of 14 goals of the campaign.
  • Die Kiezkicker are unbeaten in five Bundesliga 2 meetings with Hamburg and have lost just one in seven, winning four.

The probable compositions

Hamburg: Heuer Fernandes – Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau (c), Gyamerah – Reis, Meffert – Jatta, Kittel, Alidou – Glatzel
Outside: Doyle (special leave), Leibold (cruciate ligament), Rohr (muscle), Suhonen (muscle), Vagnoman (torn tendon)
Coach: Tim Walter

Pauli: Vasilj – Ohlsson, Ziereis (c), Medic, Paqarada – Irvine, Smith, Hartel – Buchtmann – Dittgen, Burgstaller
Outside: Avevor (ankle), Wieckhoff (knee)
Doubtful: Kyereh (African Cup of Nations)
Coach: Timo Schultz