Paderborn vs Union Berlin
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Benteler-Arena (Paderborn).
Paderborn host Union Berlin in one of the most interesting clashes of the Matchday in 2. Bundesliga. The hosts well confounded their pre-season ambitions by winning four of opening nine games in the higher division football.
They’ve been enjoying a particularly fine form in the last couple of weeks and will head into this game off the back of consecutive victories over Erzgebirge Aue and Ingolstadt. The thread climbed them up to the sky-high 6th place in the league ladder.
Can Steffen Baumgart’s men take advantage of the momentum and pick up a result in a very tough home fixture against promotional hopefuls Union Berlin here?
The visitors sit second at the moment and they are currently the only team without a single defeat so far in the competition.
Paderborn vs Union Berlin: Head-to-head
It’s been two year since the two likes last locked horns, back when Paderborn featured the second tier of German football previously.
Union Berlin notched a demolishing 0-4 victory in their previous meeting (in the season which saw the hosts getting relegated to 3. Liga).
Nonetheless, it’s Paderborn who have a better H2H record overall with 8 wins to Berlin’s 5.
Just one of last four head to head games saw the BTTS option “come in”.
Paderborn vs Union Berlin: Prediction
Baumgart obviously did a special effort on improving his team’s defensive displays. Paderborn conceded goals with ease at the very start of the competition, but they tightened things up of late, allowing just one in last two league affairs.
They will be up against a talented attacking line of Union Berlin’s, led by Sebastian Andersson who bagged four goals so far in the season. The quality is on Die Eisernen’s side here, but we can’t go for the away win knowing Paderborn won two on the bounce coming into this one.
The draw thus looks to be the most likable of three outcomes and we will shoot for it at the odds of 3.40.
Paderborn vs Union Berlin: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7).