Paderborn vs Schalke 04
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Benteler Arena (Paderborn).
The freshly promoted side have been getting a bitter taste of the Bundesliga action so far and are currently one of the only four teams left to register a win.
Following back to back defeats from the opening game, Paderborn finally managed to pick up their first point by holding Wolfsburg to a frustrating 1-1 draw on the road, before the international break.
In comparison, their counterparts Schalke have been faring slightly better. The away side came out on top in their most recent matchup with Hertha at home, while their only outing so far was a less than exciting stalemate against Borussia Monchengladbach.
The visitors have already been handed their first defeat at home as well, with the reigning champions Bayern slotting three unanswered goals past them.
However, Schalke will be breathing a lot easier this week as the away side are up against a Paderborn side that has been struggling to keep up with the pace of top-flight football.
Paderborn vs Schalke 04 Head to head (h2h)
- Schalke has emerged victoriously in their only two clashes so far.
- Their last encounter saw Paderborn lose by a narrow 1-0 scorecard.
- Both teams found the back of the net in their previous fixture here.
- Only one of their two meetings has featured over 2.5 goals on the scoreboards.
Paderborn vs Schalke 04 Prediction
The hosts are winless in their last three games in a running and have already conceded seven goals while pulling back just four of their own. Additionally, it is quite evident that Steffen Baumgart’s men will need a lot more time to settle in the Bundesliga, especially as they were away from first division football for the past four years.
It also needs saying that the squad have not been able to get the better of Schalke in their previous two head to head clashes either.
Considering that the away side are also unbeaten in their last five Bundesliga games on the road, the bragging rights are likely to swing in favor of Schalke at the end of the ninety minutes.
Furthermore, Paderborn have scored a goal or more in each of their three games so far. Taking into account that their last head to head clash at this venue also saw both teams get their names on the scorecards, you can rule out Schalke recording a clean sheet in this one.
Paderborn vs Schalke 04 Betting tips
Schalke 04 to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.44 (4/9).