Match Time:5/23/2020 21:30 Saturday(GMT+8)
SC Paderborn: On the bottom (Recent Form: DLLLLD)
Paderborn sit bottom in the standings with 17 points, being already 10 points short of 15th Mainz (safe spot). Paderborn host Hoffenheim on Saturday. “We want to get three points. This weekend we want to perform differently than in Düsseldorf. To play better and faster forward is our goal,” said coach Steffen Baumgart. Players also shared their thoughts. “Not much has changed in the table after the previous matchday, except that we now have one game less. All teams in the lower region of the table have not won, so we are still waiting for our chance. The view is clearly directed forward. TSG is a playfully strong team that wants to play a lot of football and work out opportunities accordingly. Encounters with Hoffenheim participation are never really boring, because the team always thinks aggressively,” said Uwe Hünemeier.
Probable line-ups: Zingerle; Dräger, Hünemeier, Schonlau, Collins; Gjasula; Ritter, Vasiliadis; Pröger, Antwi-Adjei; Srbeny
TSG Hoffenheim: On a poor run (Recent Form: LDLDLL)
Hoffenheim sit on 9th position in the standings with 35 points. They are currently on a 7-game winless streak across all competitions, so there’s a need for improvement. Now it’s time for an away encounter. “I don't expect Paderborn to sit deep. They are brave on the ball and get the ball forward. I therefore expect the same on Saturday,” said coach Alfred Schreuder.
Probable line-ups: Baumann; Kaderabek, Posch, B. Hübner, Zuber; Grillitsch; Rudy, Geiger; Skov, Bebou, Baumgartner
THE BETTING VERDICT:
To sum up, it seems that hosts are favourites of this clash. Paderborn should be highly motivated to get a positive result at their stadium. Besides, Hoffenheim are clearly struggling this year so perhaps the home side may take advantage of it.
SC Paderborn VS TSG Hoffenheim
Handicap Pick: Paderborn +0.50