Paderborn vs Stuttgart: prediction for the DFB-Pokal match
Paderborn will host Stuttgart in DFB-Pokal round of 16. Hosts have no victories in head-to-head matches against the Swabians. Will visitors secure a victory on January 31? The answer is in our prediction.
Paderborn got off to a solid start in 2. Bundesliga, but suffered four defeats in a row just before the World Cup break. After the pause, Lukas Kwasniok's men earned a 1:0 victory over Karlsruhe and climbed into the Top-5. Team will surely try to fight for a promtion spot. In the previous round of DFB-Pokal, team managed to beat Werder on penalties (3:2).
Stuttgart started the second half of the season poorly, getting only two points from three matches. Visitors drew to Mainz (1:1) and Hoffenheim (2:2). Bruno Labbadia's men are still around the relegation zone, so right now their main objective is to avoid the drop. In the previous round of DFB-Pokal, the Swabians crushed Arminia (6:0).
Ставка Correct score 1:2
Paderborn suffered three of nine latest defeats by that score
Ставка Stuttgart to score in the first half
This bet played in three of five latest away matches of Stuttgart
Ставка First half: total over 1.5 goals
This bet played in three of six latest home matches of Paderborn
Both clubs have been unsuccessful on defense lately. Both Paderborn and Stuttgart have domestic league as a top priority, so we might see some reserve players in a DFB-Pokal game. However, teams will still try to achieve a success in that tournament. Opponents prefer offense over defense, so we are expecting goals from both sides here.
Our prediction - both teams to score
Swabians have never lost to Paderborn, so visitors are clear favourites here. Stuttgart gained form after the World Cup break, but we can't say the same about Paderborn. Hosts might be able to put up a fight, but they are unlikely to beat the opponent.
Our second bet - Handicap (0) on Stuttgart