Paderborn vs Hoffenheim Prediction and Betting Preview 23 May 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-1
Struggling to get their mitts about the weekly hassles of the German Bundesliga following their promotion from the league’s second tier, Paderborn sit rock-bottom on the standings and look destined for relegation. The statistics have it that they have easily been the worst side within the cluster.
Match status: 2019/20 Bundesliga - Matchweek 27
Venue: Benteler Arena (Paderborn)
Having amassed a measly 17 points from 28 games, Paderborn are a whopping six points drowned into the drop zone. They will need lady luck on their side to have any chances of breaking away from the relegation places.

After slightly missing out on an Europa League place last season, Hoffenheim will be desperate to finally make it into Europe this time around. Sitting ninth on the standings, four points adrift sixth-placed Wolfsburg, an Europa League finish is still very much up for grabs.

However, Alfred Schreuder’s charges will have to turn a corner with some impressive results in the coming weeks to usurp Wolfsburg into the last European spot on the standings. They will be looking to romp to victory at the Benteler-Arena on Saturday when they square off with basement club Paderborn.

Paderborn vs Hoffenheim Team News

Paderborn laid blood and sweat bare on the pitch on the last match-day, grinding out a goalless draw against Fortuna Dusseldorf on the road. In dire need of points, the club supporters were delighted to head home with a point safely in the bag.

Both sides threw men forward in search of goals but fell short as defenses proved too solid for the respective attacking frontlines. A drab game it was in Dusseldorf, a stalemate seemed a perfect reflection of the game that was played out.

Hoffenheim, on the other hand, were on the receiving end of a disappointing 0-3 loss against rivals Hertha Berlin last time out. Despite holding the home advantage, Hertha Berlin proved too solid for Die Kraichgauer to breakdown as the latter were forced to head home in tears.

A busy first half in Berlin saw the referee hand out three yellow cards as we witnessed some pretty rough play from both sides. As goals eluded us for the first forty-five minutes, the second-half had much more promising football in store for us. 

An own-goal, shortly after the restart, led to Hoffenheim’s downfall as the floodgates were opened from there on. The away side fired home two more goals before the end of the ninety minutes to clinch all three points.

It goes without saying that Hoffenheim are favorites heading into this game, despite their lackluster display in the previous fixture. The visiting contingent are a very experienced Bundesliga side and will be relishing their chances of appearing in Europe next season. As such, they will be looking to put the away handicap behind them to secure a victory.

Schreuder’s charges have a 100% winning record against this opposition when it comes to head-to-head encounters. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that they are seen as favorites for the win in this fixture.

Injured or Suspended Players

Paderborn: No injuries or suspensions.

Hoffenheim: Ishak Belfodil, Diadie Samassekou, Konstantinos Stafylidis, Havard Nordtveit and Andrej Kramaric.

Pre-Match Odds

Paderborn: 3.4
Draw: 3.88
Hoffenheim: 2.15
All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Paderborn vs Hoffenheim Predictions

On paper, Hoffenheim seem huge favorites for the win. However, taking both sides’ last games into consideration, ruling out Paderborn from this game might be a wrong move. They showed resilience in holding Dusseldorf to a goalless draw.

Also, Die Kraichgauer seemed totally out of sorts against Hertha Berlin as they were hammered 0-3 last time out. Apparently, Hoffenheim are not currently playing at the top level we have become accustomed to seeing them. Betting on the visitors for an outright win may come back to haunt you. The “both teams to score” market seem the safest punt in this fixture.
Our Betting Tip:
Hoffenheim Win @ 2.23
Correct Score:
Paderborn 1-2 Hoffenheim @ 8.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.51
Match Winner:
Hoffenheim Win @ 2.23
Double Chance:
X2 @ 1.40
Over 2.5 @ 1.64
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