Bayern Munich vs Paderborn
Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
League leaders Bayern welcome pesky underdogs to Allianz Arena gunning for their 15th victory of the season as they aim to stay ahead of Leipzig-bound pretenders on the throne in Friday’s Bundesliga skirmish.
Bayern Munich vs Paderborn: Match Preview
Bayern Munich once again proved their dominance following dry performance v Leipzig as they’ve scored three times in the opening twelve minutes, killing early on any hope Köln might’ve had to get something from galvanized champions.
With their fourth consecutive win on the road under the belt and their 14th in the league, the Bavarians got back on the top, still holding one-point advantage over Meisterschale hopefuls from Leipzig.
Hans-Dieter Flick got his men playing remarkably well. They’re once more ruthless, ridiculously efficient, meat grinder for everyone in their way and are undefeated since early days of December; they’ve won all but one game in front of their own fans since then, drawing only against RBL two weeks ago.
Black&Blues struggled against Hertha BSC, getting behind early on, only to equalize just after the break but ultimately had to lay their weapons in front of much stronger and experienced side.
That made for 14th league defeat for Steffen Baumgart’s pupils, who remained dead last on the Bundesliga table as safety seems to slowly slip away; Mainz, first team above the line increased their advantage over the doomed bunch to five points (six over Paderborn).
On their travels, Black & Blues are doing better than expected, especially in recent times. They’ve got a point off Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund while winning at Freiburg and Bremen, with only stain in their otherwise terrific run coming from 2-0 loss at Monchengladbach.
Jerome Boateng and Benjamin Pavard will sit this one out due to suspensions, with Ivan Perisic and Javier Martinez joining them on the stands with injuries; Niklas Sule is back in training following tough ACL-related injury but it’s highly unlikely Flick will use him just yet.
Three unknowns for Allianz Arena trip as Paderborn’s Abdelhamid Sabiri, Gerrit Holtmann and Luca Kilian are still waiting on doctor’s approval.
Bayern Munich vs Paderborn: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (4 games): Bayern München 4 wins, 0 draws, SC Paderborn 0 wins.
- Bayern München played one and won one game at home against Black&Blues.
- The Bavarians struggled but ultimately prevailed in 2-3 victory at Paderborn back in September.
- Our guests are yet to manage a clean sheet against German champions.
- All of their encounters ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Bayern Munich vs Paderborn: Prediction
The Bavarians are crushing Paderborn, no doubt about that, despite their decent result here and there away from Benteler-Arena but let’s not kid ourselves, Bayern at Allianz Arena is an entirely different dimension.
But since Bayern’s victories don’t pay as much, let’s go with goals. A multitude of them after the break, as Herr Flick’s men did in all but two of their home games. Paderborn plays really well into this as in all of their last four excursions, goal(s) were netted during second half.
My second recommendation is explained pretty much in paragraph above. Bit more riskier but against weakly opposition like Paderborn should easily come to pass.
Bayern Munich vs Paderborn: Betting tips
Half with Most Goals: Second Half @ 1.80
Second Half: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.10.