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The Bundesliga 2 match at BBBank Wildpark on Friday sees hosts Karlsruhe doing battle with Paderborn.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Karlsruhe v SC Paderborn 07 are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Karlsruhe enter this match following a 4-4 Bundesliga 2 drawn match versus St. Pauli.
In that match, Karlsruhe managed 39% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Karlsruhe, the goals were scored by Fabian Schleusener (12', 31'), Marvin Wanitzek (16') and Mikkel Kaufmann (50'). At the other end, St. Pauli got 19 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Johannes Eggestein (24', 35'), Eric Smith (43') and Lukas Daschner (61') scored for St. Pauli.
It has been seldom in recent games that Karlsruhe have shown defensive steel. In fact, Karlsruhe have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 15 goals in the process. We will have to see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, Karlsruhe:
- have left without a victory over SC Paderborn 07 in their previous 4 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league games. Fans are getting restless.
SC Paderborn 07
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Nuremberg in Bundesliga 2 competition, Paderborn and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, SC Paderborn 07 had 58% possession and 21 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SC Paderborn 07 was Julian Justvan (64'). At the other end, Nürnberg got 19 shots on goal with 4 on target. Kwadwo Duah (36', 55') was the scorer for Nuremberg.
The stats don’t lie, and Paderborn have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals in all. Defensively, SC Paderborn 07 have not been doing too well.
Heading into this contest, SC Paderborn 07 have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes stretching back to 28/04/2018 tells us that Karlsruhe have won 1 of these games and Paderborn 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 20 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Karlsruhe and 13 created by Paderborn. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league game between these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 1 on 17/07/2022 when it ended SC Paderborn 07 5-0 Karlsruhe.
On that day, SC Paderborn 07 had 61% possession and 16 shots on goal with 10 on target. The scorers were Florent Muslija (56'), Robert Leipertz (65'), Julian Justvan (68'), Felix Platte (72') and Sirlord Conteh (75').
On the other side, Karlsruhe got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Florian Lechner.
Team News: Karlsruhe
Lazar Mirkovic (Fitness) and Efe Kaan Sihlaroglu (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Karlsruhe manager Christian Eichner. Marcel Franke cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Paderborn
Due to a mostly available group of players, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Paderborn manager Lukas Kwasniok to contend with. Sebastian Klaas (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game. Marvin Pieringer will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the opinion that SC Paderborn 07 and Karlsruhe should both be able to find the back of the net at least once here although it’s difficult at this stage to select a clear winner.
Let’s see how it plays out, but we expect to see goals and there is to be a real possibility it will end up level. We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 2-2 score draw 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: BBBank Wildpark (20,740)
Captain: Jérôme Gondorf
Chairman: Holger Siegmund-Schultze
Manager: Christian Eichner
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 13
🔑 Star Player: Marvin Wanitzek
Regularly played in the Centre Midfield position, Marvin Wanitzek was born in Bruchsal, Germany. Having played his first senior match for in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 6 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 17 appearances.