Bochum’s performance in preseason friendlies is not ideal, but they still have shown good competitiveness since the new season began. They have just beaten Engers with 3-0 in their last game in German Cup. Besides, their opponents in preseason matches all have good quality. So their poor records in preseason games are justifiable.
As for St. Pauli, their away performance last season was poor, and they still have no improvement in recent friendlies and German Cup games. Besides, there are problems in their defensive end.
So Bochum should earn our favor in this match.