Erzgebirge Aue meet visiting club Paderborn at Erzgebirgsstadion in the Bundesliga 2 match on Sunday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Erzgebirge Aue v Paderborn are shown on this page - plus the latest betting odds.
Erzgebirge Aue prepare for this match after a 0-0 Bundesliga 2 tied result versus Karlsruhe.
In that game, Erzgebirge Aue had 43% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Karlsruher SC had 14 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Erzgebirge Aue have taken part. With regard to the goal split in this period, opposition teams scored a total of 5 while Aue managed a tally of 6. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this game, of course.
Coming into this fixture, Erzgebirge Aue are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
SC Paderborn 07
Paderborn come into this meeting following on from a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 win vs Fortuna Dusseldorf in their most recent fixture.
In that game, SC Paderborn 07 managed 57% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. For SC Paderborn 07, the goals were scored by Kai Pröger (71') and Dennis Srbeny (73'). On the other side, Fortuna Düsseldorf got 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Rouwen Hennings (64') scored for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games involving SC Paderborn 07, three or more goals have gone in. The average goals scored per game within that spell is 2.83, with the number of goals averaged by SC Paderborn 07 coming out as 1.67.
Ahead of this clash, SC Paderborn 07 are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings going back to 15/02/2013 shows that Erzgebirge Aue have won 1 of these and Paderborn 4, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A total of 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for Aue and 9 created by Paderborn. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 15 on 10/01/2021 which ended up with the score at SC Paderborn 07 2-1 Erzgebirge Aue.
The match was refereed by Martin Thomsen.
Team News: Erzgebirge Aue
Malcolm Cacutalua (Knee Problems) and Fabian Kalig (Cartilage Damage) are unavailable for Aue gaffer Dirk Schuster. John-Patrick Strauß is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Paderborn
Paderborn boss Steffen Baumgart has multiple availability issues to deal with. Nicolas Bürgy (Cervical spine injury) and Uwe Hünemeier (Calf Problems) miss out here.
Erzgebirge Aue may not find it easy to score against this Paderborn team who we reckon will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore predicting a good battle with a 0-1 winning score for Paderborn at the end of the match.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Erzgebirgsstadion (16,485)
Captain: Martin Männel
Chairman: Helge Leonhardt
Manager: Dirk Schuster
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 11
⭐ Star Player: Dimitrij Nazarov
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Dimitrij Nazarov was born in Taiynsha, Kazakhstan. Having made his senior debut playing for Preussen Münster in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 27 appearances.