Paderborn vs Hamburger SV
German DFB Pokal
Date: Tuesday, 2 April 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Benteler-Arena (Paderborn).
2. Bundesliga will have at least one representative in the DFB Pokal semi-final as the quarter-final draw joined the likes of Paderborn and Hamburger SV. This duo is set to battle it out for a place in the last four of the competition on Tuesday evening at Benteler-Arena.
It’s a place where Paderborn have rarely lost so far in the season. To be more precise, Steffen Baumgart’s troops only lost one of 14 home outings in this term of 2. Bundesliga. Such splendid form at Benteler-Arena keeps the hosts in the race for the promotion as they sit fourth in the league ladder with a three-point deficit to 3rd-placed Union Berlin.
Hamburger SV are four points above Union Berlin in second and they could well earn the automatic promotion to the top flight of German football (only top two teams go directly to Bundesliga, while the third-placed outfit has to go through promotional play-offs).
Paderborn vs Hamburger SV: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head meeting between the two sides.
Hamburger SV won two and lost one of past three clashes with Paderborn.
The Red Shorts claimed a 1-0 victory when teams met each other in this term of 2. Bundesliga in early-December last year.
None of three H2H clashes saw goals scored at both ends.
Paderborn vs Hamburger SV: Prediction
The hosts will definitely come into this as form favourites. They bagged two separate 3-1 wins in last two league rounds against Ingolstadt and Union Berlin respectively. Baumgart’s men were especially impressive on Saturday when they notched a super-important 1-3 victory away at direct promotional rivals Union Berlin.
The hosts should have plenty of space to keep such stellar attacking form going here against HSV who took only one point from last two league outings. They fell 2-3 in the previous home fixture against bottom-half Darmstadt, while they could not break the deadlock past 9th-placed Bochum at the weekend.
Knowing about Paderborn’s strong home record we have to fancy the hosts to qualify to the next round (semi-final) at the odds of 1.80.
Paderborn vs Hamburger SV: Bet Tips
Paderborn to qualify for the semi-final @ 1.80 (4/5)
Paderborn to win @ 2.50 (6/4).