Paderborn vs Heidenheim
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Kick-Off 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Benteler-Arena (Paderborn).
A real buzz is expected in and around Benteler-Arena on Sunday afternoon when Paderborn host Heidenhein in a huge six-pointer in the battle for promotional play-offs.
Home team head into the game in much better position. They sit third in the league ladder and are two points above their counterparts.
However, a defeat here would seriously complicate things for the hosts who could slide down to fifth place in that case.
Paderborn’s long-term manager Steffen Baumgart can be thrilled with his men’s attacking performances in recent weeks.
The hosts scored six goals in last two victories over Duisburg and Holstein Kiel. Paderborn won four and drew one of last five league outings and are currently the most in-form side in the entire division.
Paderborn were especially impressive in their backyard where they won six of past seven league matches netting at least three goals in each of these wins.
Baumgart’s men boast a phenomenal attacking record with 43 goals scored in 15 home outings (almost three per match).
Paderborn vs Heidenheim: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head clash between the two outfits.
Paderborn’s fans will certainly remember the huge 1-5 victory their team celebrated when they met Heidenheim in this term of 2nd Bundesliga in late-November last year.
Teams shared spoils in two separate 1-1 draws back in the 20165/16 2. Bundesliga campaign.
Paderborn vs Heidenheim: Prediction
We can definitely expect fireworks here as the visitors also showed their attacking talent last weekend.
They demolished top-half St. Pauli 3-0 on the home patch to get back in contest for the top-three finish and a place in the promotional play-offs at the end of the season.
Given each of three head to head clashes between these two likes saw goals scored at both ends, we have to go with the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score as the main betting call at 1.66 odds here.
As for the outcome, the home win is the closest of three outcomes if we take a look at Paderborn’s superb run of wins in the last couple of months.