Paderborn vs FC Koln
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Benteler-Arena (Paderborn).
Paderborn are flying high in recent weeks. They won three on the spin In all competitions and the did so in incredible fashion. Steffen Baumgart’s men scored 11 goals in last three matches and they climbed up to seventh place in the 2. Bundesliga ladder after a series of successive wins over Greuther Furth and Bochum.
The hosts are now just three points shy of third-placed Union Berlin and just five points below Friday’s counterparts Koln in second. We thus have all the ingredients to expect a mouth-watering contest between two promotional hopefuls on Friday evening at Benteler-Arena.
Paderborn vs FC Koln: Head-to-head
The draw was the most common of outcomes in a short history of head to head matches between these two sides.
Teams have three wins apiece, while five of their eleven meetings ended without a winner.
The H2H clash in the first half of the season offered a true goal fest back in mid-September last year.
Paderborn stunned the Billy Goats with a 3-5 victory in an eight-goal thriller at RheinEnergieStadion.
Paderborn vs FC Koln: Prediction
Koln will also head into this high on confidence after a 4-1 victory over St. Pauli in their previous league action. They sit second with a four-point deficit to Hamburger SV, but also a game in hand on them. We have reasons to expect a true goal fest when these two likes come across each other.
Paderborn and Koln have been by far the most efficient teams in the league so far in the season. The hosts are at the very top of competition’s goal-scoring charts with 51 goals in 20 games. Paderborn bagged 50 in 21 2. Bundesliga affairs.
Paderborn are yet to lose a home game in this term (5 wins and 6 draws in 11 home outings). Since they won three on the spin in all competitions coming into this fixture, we have to go for the home win or draw double chance at the odds of 1.57. Both teams To Score is a banker bet at 1.40.
Paderborn vs FC Koln: Bet Tips
Paderborn or Draw Double Chance @ 1.57 (4/7)
BTTS @ 1.40 (2/5).