The Bundesliga match at Red Bull Arena on Saturday will see home side RB Leipzig facing opposition in the form of Paderborn. Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for RB Leipzig v Paderborn including the latest game odds.
RB Leipzig will be looking for a repeat result of the 2-4 Bundesliga victory over 1. FC Köln. In that match, RB Leipzig had 53% possession and 19 shots on goal with 9 on target. For RB Leipzig, goals were scored by Patrik Schick (20'), Christopher Nkunku (38'), Timo Werner (50') and Dani Olmo (57'). On the other side, 1. FC Köln had 7 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Jhon Córdoba (7') and Anthony Modeste (55') scored for 1. FC Köln.
Fixtures involving RB Leipzig have proved to be exciting ones of late with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games, a grand total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 15 of those belonging to Leipzig. That trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, of course.
Leading up to this clash, RB Leipzig:
- have not been beaten in their last 11 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
SC Paderborn 07
After tasting defeat last time out to Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga action, Paderborn and their fans will hope to get a better result this time. In that game, SC Paderborn 07 managed 33% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SC Paderborn 07 was Uwe Hünemeier (72'). At the other end, Borussia Dortmund had 16 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Thorgan Hazard (54'), Jadon Sancho (57', 74', 91'), Achraf Hakimi (85') and Marcel Schmelzer (89') scored for Borussia Dortmund.
It has become apparent that Paderborn have had real problems scoring goals over their previous 6 clashes, recording the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those fixtures, Paderborn have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 11.
Looking at the pre-match facts, SC Paderborn 07:
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
The last league game featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 13 on 30/11/2019 and the score finished SC Paderborn 07 2-3 RB Leipzig. In that match, SC Paderborn 07 managed 51% possession and 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorers were Streli Mamba (62') and Klaus Gjasula (73'). At the other end, RB Leipzig had 17 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Patrik Schick (3'), Marcel Sabitzer (4') and Timo Werner (26') scored. The match was refereed by Bibiana Steinhaus.
Team News: RB Leipzig
Ethan Ampadu (Back injury), Fabrice Hartmann (Cruciate ligament injury), Ibrahima Konaté (Hip injury) and Yussuf Poulsen (Ankle injury) will not be able to play for RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Halstenberg.
We think that Leipzig will probably make use of the 3-4-2-1 system in the match featuring Peter Gulacsi, Marcel Halstenberg, Dayot Upamecano, Lukas Klostermann, José Angel Tasende, Konrad Laimer, Marcel Sabitzer, Nordi Mukiele, Timo Werner, Christopher Nkunku and Patrik Schick.
Team News: Paderborn
We are inclined to think that Paderborn seem likely to elect for a 4-4-2 lineup, going with Leopold Zingerle, Laurent Jans, Uwe Hünemeier, Christian Strohdiek, Jamilu Collins, Kai Proger, Klaus Gjasula, Sebastian Vasiliadis, Christopher Antwi-Adjej, Streli Mamba and Dennis Srbeny.
We feel that in this game, RB Leipzig are likely to dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances. At the same time, Paderborn will not find it easy to break down their defence although we do think that they will probably end up scoring here. Therefore, we are anticipating a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning score for RB Leipzig at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Nickname: Die Bullen
Stadium: Red Bull Arena (42,959)
Captain: Willi Orban
Chairman: Oliver Mintzlaff
Manager: Julian Nagelsmann
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5, Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Star Man: Timo Werner
Regularly used in the Striker position, Timo Werner was born in Stuttgart, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for VfB Stuttgart II in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 25 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 29 appearances.