Duisburg vs Paderborn
German DFB Pokal
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena (Duisburg).
DFB Pokal quarter-final will be at stake on Tuesday evening when two second-division outfits take on each other at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena. We can thus buzz in and around the stadium on the evening as two highly-motivated rivals come across each other in one of the most important affairs of the season.
The hosts finally managed to end their five-loss thread in 2. Bundesliga by beating Darmstadt 98 3-2 at home on Friday evening. It was a massive victory for the team led by Thorsten Lieberknecht. Die Zebras thus moved away from the rock-bottom of the league ladder and now hold the position which leads to relegation play-offs next season. Nevertheless, the victory is huge confidence-wise and it will certainly affect team’s spirits ahead of this DFB Pokal fixture against Paderborn.
Duisburg vs Paderborn: Head-to-head
Duisburg can rely in the head to head tradition here.
They won 10, drew 3 and lost 4 of 17 meetings with Paderborn.
Die Zebras won four and drew one of last five encounters with Paderborn who failed to score a single goal in the process.
MSV Duisburg clinched a 2-0 victory when teams met each other in early-November last year.
Duisburg vs Paderborn: Prediction
Paderborn have been playing hot and cold throughout the season. They had their own moments of bliss, such as back-to-back wins over Dynamo Dresden and Darmstadt in late-December. They scored nine goals in these two home successes.
Nonetheless, they lack consistency for a promotional challenge as they sit 9th in the league ladder at the moment. They began the year with a 2-0 loss at Jahn Regensburg six days ago. Paderborn won only three of nine away matches in the league this season.
We find the value in backing the hosts not to lose at sky-high 1.60 odds. They have a new predator in the final third in the like of Fortuna Dusseldorf’s loanee Havard Nielsen. The Norwegian forward scored two goals in two appearances for the team. We expect the hosts to back up Friday’s win over Darmstadt and clinch a victory here.
Duisburg vs Paderborn: Bet Tips
Duisburg or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Duisburg to win @ 2.80 (9/5).