Erzgebirge Aue host visitors Paderborn at Erzgebirgsstadion in the Bundesliga 2 clash on Sunday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Erzgebirge Aue v SC Paderborn 07, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Erzgebirge Aue won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 0-1 Bundesliga 2 defeat last time out to Fortuna Dusseldorf.
In that match, Erzgebirge Aue managed 52% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Fortuna Düsseldorf had 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Rouwen Hennings (29') scored for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Erzgebirge Aue have really been misfiring in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 against opponents during the course of their last 6 matches. In those games, Erzgebirge Aue have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 10. It will be interesting to see if that trend can be sustained here.
Analysis of their past results shows that Erzgebirge Aue:
- haven't beaten SC Paderborn 07 in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
SC Paderborn 07
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Schalke in Bundesliga 2 competition, Paderborn will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, SC Paderborn 07 had 54% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. FC Schalke 04 had 15 shots on goal with 7 on target. Simon Terodde (63') was the scorer for Schalke.
Indicating their predisposition for high-scoring matches, goals have been scored 20 times in the prior 6 games in which SC Paderborn 07 have played, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals for each meeting. Their opponents have managed 7 from this total.
Going into this encounter, SC Paderborn 07 haven't been defeated in their previous 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings dating back to 01/12/2013 shows that Erzgebirge Aue have won 1 of these games and Paderborn 4, with the number of drawn games being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in total at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 32 on 09/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Erzgebirge Aue 3-8 SC Paderborn 07.
On that day, Erzgebirge Aue managed 44% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Dimitrij Nazarov (1', 4', 56') and Martin Männel (45' Own goal).
SC Paderborn 07 got 22 attempts on goal with 10 on target. Dennis Srbeny (10', 73'), Sven Michel (31', 59'), Chris Führich (41'), Christopher Antwi-Adjej (78') and Chadrac Akolo (82') scored.
The match was refereed by Alexander Sather.
Team News: Erzgebirge Aue
Ognjen Gnjatic (Torn Ankle Ligament), Jan Hochscheidt (Knee Injury) and Malcolm Cacutalua (Knee Problems) won’t be able to feature for Erzgebirge Aue gaffer Aleksey Shpilevsky.
Team News: Paderborn
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Paderborn boss Lukas Kwasniok to be concerned with. Leopold Zingerle (Hand Injury) won’t be in action.
We feel that Erzgebirge Aue could find themselves up against it to register a score against this SC Paderborn 07 side who will likely just have the edge.
We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought 0-1 win for SC Paderborn 07 at the end of the 90 minutes.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Erzgebirgsstadion (16,485)
Captain: Martin Männel
Chairman: Helge Leonhardt
Manager: Aleksey Shpilevsky
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 18