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Hannover are the guests at Benteler-Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 2 game with home team Paderborn.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for SC Paderborn 07 v Hannover, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
SC Paderborn 07
Paderborn, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-10 DFB-Pokal triumph vs Einheit Wernigerode.
For SC Paderborn 07, the scorers were Julian Justvan (7', 46'), Robert Leipertz (10', 58'), Marvin Pieringer (40', 50', 52', 90'), Dennis Srbeny (49') and Richmond Tachie (67').
SC Paderborn 07 have been offensively very strong recently, putting 18 goals past their opponents over the course of their last 6 outings. In those games, SC Paderborn 07 have also seen the aggregate sum of goals scored against them total 5.
Ahead of this clash, SC Paderborn 07 haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
Hannover come into this match after a 0-3 DFB-Pokal win with the downing of TSV Schott in their last fixture.
The only name on the scoresheet from Hannover was Maximilian Beier (42').
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Hannover, at least three goals have been struck. The average goals scored per game during that time is 3.33, with the average number of goals for Hannover working out to 2. That sort of trend won’t necessarily follow through into this game, though.
Ahead of this clash, Hannover haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings going back to 20/09/2014 shows that these encounters have been miserable for Hannover. They’ve not been able to register any wins at all while Paderborn have been dominant against them, running out winners in 67% of those games played.
A combined total of 9 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 from Paderborn and 1 netted by Hannover. That’s an average goals per game of 1.5.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 31 on 24/04/2022 when the final score was SC Paderborn 07 3-0 Hannover.
On that day, SC Paderborn 07 had 45% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The goalscorers were Philipp Klement (2'), Florent Muslija (17') and Kelvin Ofori (91').
For their opponents, Hannover had 22 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Florian Heft.
Team News: Paderborn
Kai Klefisch (Ankle Fracture), Marcel Mehlem (Calf Problems) and Sebastian Klaas (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Paderborn manager Lukas Kwasniok.
Team News: Hannover
Hannover manager Stefan Leitl has some current player fitness concerns. Tim Walbrecht (Ankle Injury), Sebastian Ernst (Achilles tendon rupture) and Hendrik Weydandt (Lumbar vertebrae problems) will not be playing here.
In this match, Hannover have it in them to find the net against this SC Paderborn 07 side, but that possibly won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re expecting a 2-1 winning score for SC Paderborn 07 after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Benteler-Arena (15,000)
Captain: Ron Schallenberg
Chairman: Thomas Sagel
Manager: Lukas Kwasniok
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 7, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
🔑 Key Man: Felix Platte
Usually played in the Striker position, Felix Platte was born in Höxter, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Schalke in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in the 2. Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 season so far in a total of 2 appearances.