Paderborn will face Hamburger SV at Benteler Arena, in Paderborn, at German 2. Bundesliga 33rd Round. Paderborn against Hamburger SV is the match with big interest after their previous matches at German Bundesliga II. Both clubs look great at the end of this season and still have chances to be among 3 best teams. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Paderborn is still fighting to save second place in the Bundesliga II. Now SC Paderborn 07 stays at the second position and have only 1 point more than Union Berlin and Hamburger SV. This match is very important since until the end of the season left only 2 games. Paderborn lost 3 games in the last 10 Bundesliga II games. However, they showing one of the best forms by playing at home. In 16 home games, hosts lost only once against St. Pauli in March. in 32 games they showed second-best attack with 71 regular season goals. However, their defense is weakest from 5 first clubs in the Standings with 46 conceded goals. In the last 7 of 8 home games, Paderborn scored at least 3 goals.
Philipp Klement, Bernard Tekpetey and Sven Michel have scored more than 10 goals this season in Bundesliga II. Philipp Klement is the best squad striker with 15 goals. Moreover, young greek Sebastian Vasiliadis made already 10 assists and become the best assister in the Paderborn. Unfortunately, Leon Bruggemeier and Leon Fesser will miss next match due to injuries.
Hamburger SV even after 7 games without wins still fighting to be among best Bundesliga II teams. They won last time almost 2 months ago, so this bad team’s shape could kill all chances to succeed at the most important part of the season. Most interesting, that at away games Hamburger collected more points this season than playing at Volksparkstadion. They had a great start of the season, and half of the year they stayed at 1st place, although, lost all the advantage and now forced to play over their abilities. This season Hamburger SV showed great performance reaching Semi-final of DFB Pokal and in the tough game lost to RB Leipzig with 2:1 result. However, as we can see, the opponents are comfortable for them, since guests won against them in three last games.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga is the best squad striker with 13 goals. Unfortunately, a team facing an absence crisis with 5 injuries and 2 suspensions. Jairo Samperio, Stephan Ambrosius, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Orel Mangala, and Aaron Hunt will miss the next game due to injuries. Moreover, Lewis Holtby and Patric Pfeiffer will miss the game against Paderborn due to cards suspensions.
This season opponents already played each other. Despite the bad shape, Hamburger SV won twice. Hamburger won at home in Bundesliga’s II 16th round with 1:0 result. Moreover, in DFB Pokal Hamburger won 2:0 playing in Paderborn and kicked out hosts from the tournament. In general, guests already won twice, scored 3 goals and saved 2 clean sheets.