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Elversberg are going up against away team Paderborn at Ursapharm-Arena an der Kaiserlinde in the Bundesliga 2 game on Saturday.
Our tips, poll and stats for Elversberg v SC Paderborn 07 can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Elversberg will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Bundesliga 2 triumph over Schalke.
In that game, Elversberg had 45% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Elversberg, goals were scored by Paul Stock (7') and Jannik Rochelt (21'). On the other side, Schalke 04 got 23 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Kenan Karaman (35') scored for Schalke.
It’s not been often in recent games that Elversberg have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Elversberg have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 6 goals during that time.
SC Paderborn 07
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Nuremberg in Bundesliga 2 competition, Paderborn and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, SC Paderborn 07 managed 73% possession and 26 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SC Paderborn 07 was Adriano Grimaldi (78'). Nurnberg had 13 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Jens Castrop (8'), Kanji Okunuki (39') and Lukas Schleimer (44') scored for Nuremberg.
Over the course of their last 6 outings, SC Paderborn 07 have amassed a tally of 13 goals. SC Paderborn 07 have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they’ve had 10 goals go into their own net. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Team News: Elversberg
Wahid Faghir (Thigh problems), Marcel Correia (Cruciate ligament tear) and Patryk Dragon (Knee surgery) won’t be able to feature for Elversberg boss Horst Steffen.
We think that Elversberg will possibly use a 4-4-2 system for the game, handing starts to Nicolas Kristof, Hugo Vandermersch, Kevin Conrad, Frederik Jäkel, Maurice Neubauer, Manuel Feil, Robin Fellhauer, Semih Sahin, Jannik Rochelt, Paul Stock and Luca Schnellbacher.
Team News: Paderborn
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Paderborn manager Lukas Kwasniok to be concerned with. Kimberly Ezekwem (unknown injury) misses out for this game.
We reckon that Paderborn might begin the game with a 3-4-3 system with a starting lineup of Jannik Huth, Jannis Heuer, Visar Musliu, Marcel Hoffmeier, Raphael Obermair, Kai Klefisch, David Kinsombi, Florent Muslija, Sirlord Conteh, Adriano Grimaldi and Filip Bilbija.
We’re of the view that SC Paderborn 07 and Elversberg could both well score more than once here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely - as are goals. We’re therefore anticipating a high-scoring affair with a 2-2 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ursapharm-Arena an der Kaiserlinde (10,000)
Captain: Kevin Conrad
Chairman: Dominik Holzer
Manager: Horst Steffen
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 9
🔑 Key Player: Walid Faghir
Mostly used in the Striker position, Walid Faghir was born in Denmark. Having made a first senior appearance for Vejle BK in the 2020 - 2021 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 3 league goals in the 2. Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 7 appearances.