Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 8/13 @ Bet 365
With the Bundesliga making its return to action behind closed doors last weekend, two of the top-flight strugglers will battle it out on Saturday afternoon when Paderborn welcome Hoffenheim to the Benteler-Arena.
Starting with the hosts, putting in another lackluster display last weekend on their Bundesliga return, the mood in Paderborn’s camp remains at a constant low. Only managing to snatch a point off of fellow scrappers Fortuna Dusseldorf last week, Steffen Baumgart’s side sit 10 points adrift of safety and have all but sacrificed their top-flight status. Failing to win any of their last seven outings, a run that stems back to the end of January, Paderborn have continued to show some glaring issues on home soil. Including back-to-back 2-1 defeats against Koln and Hertha Berlin prior to the unexpected break, Paderborn have lost each of their last four appearances at the Benteler-Arena and have remarkably lost 10 of their 13 Bundesliga home fixtures since making their top-flight return. Even more worrying for Baumgart his men, they have shipped 12 goals in their last four home defeats.
As for the visitors, marking their return from the enforced break with what has an embarrassing 3-0 drumming at home against Hertha last week, Hoffenheim appear to have carried on from where they left off in March. Including what was a dreadful 6-0 hammering at home against defending champions Bayern Munich, the Blues have failed to win a Bundesliga matchup since February 1st and have seen their European ambitions take yet another hefty blow. Along with dealing some rather drastic issues at the back, Head Coach and former player Alfred Schreuder has seen his side fail to win any of their last four matchups away from the PreZero Arena. In a battle between two sides dealing with some glaring problems at the back, we’re backing what should be a lively encounter at Paderborn this weekend.
Bet: Both teams to score at Paderborn vs Hoffenheim 8/13 for Saturday’s Bundesliga matchup @ Bet 365