Bayern Leverkusen vs Paderborn should be an interesting game of German DFB Pokal 1/16 Finals, which will be held at BayArena, in Leverkusen. Both teams facing strugglings in Bundesliga so far. Moreover, Bayer Leverkusen showed themselves as strong outsiders of Group D in Champions League as they lost all 3 first matches. At the moment both clubs should be morally depressed due to weaknesses in their football. Read our thoughts about this exciting DFB Pokal Bayern Leverkusen vs Paderborn match, here below.

Bayern Leverkusen

Last season Bayer Leverkusen took 4th place and qualified to be among strongest German teams in Champions League. In DFB Pokal, they faced Heidenheim at Round of 16 and lost with 1:2 result. Their opponents faced Bayern Munich later in Quarter Final and gave a very strong fight, but unfortunately lost by penalties. This year Leverkusen stand at 8th place with 15 points and look strong enough to fight for even more higher place in Bundesliga. They lost only twice against Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund, but also played confidently against Leipzig, Hoffenheim and Werder, drawing all these games.

Things in UEFA Champions League going much worse. They lost all 3 matches and finished the first half of the group stage in the last place without any point playing against Juventus, Atletico Madrid and surprisingly Lokomotiv Moscow. In general, they scored 1 and conceded 6 goals in Europe. In total, Leverkusen failed to win already in 5 last games in different competitions.

Unfortunately, Charles Araguiz, Leon Bailey, Daley Sinkgraven, Wendell and Kai Harvetz will miss next game due to injuries.


Paderborn last season took second place in 2. Bundesliga winning the race over the Union Berlin only by goal difference. This not very big club reached a very big achievement for them and already made very big work, however, this is not enough to stay in Bundesliga for longer than one season. As we can see, they struggling this season in Germany. However, Paderborn took their first victory over the Dusseldorf and gained 3 important for them points what should give them more energy and motivation going further.

Of course, their financial abilities are much lower than almost any other club in Bundesliga, so playing with a most valuable player who costs 3.5m Euros it’s hard to compete against Bayern Munich for example. There almost all players are more expensive than the Paderborn team combined. Even playing badly in Bundesliga, they can show character playing in DFB Pokal, while Leverkusen Bayern will let several main players rest before the Bundesliga and Champions League games.

Bayern Leverkusen vs Paderborn H2H

These teams already played this season during the opening round of Bundesliga. Bayer Leverkusen won that game with 3:2 productive game, what showed strong Paderborn motivation on this season and weak defence of Leverkusen.


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