Bundesliga Preview: Hoffenheim vs. Paderborn

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Updated: October 24, 2014
Hoffenheim - Week 9

Match Date: 25 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Rhein-Neckar-Arena

 

Hoffenheim will try to score more points as they go against Paderborn. The squad dropped to the 3rd spot after being forced to settle in an even steven finish against the struggling Hamburger SV.

 

The contenders

Hoffenheim

Much to the disappointment of Hoffenheim, the squad was unable to demolish Hamburger. Instead, it was the latter that caused an upset after containing Hoffenheim in a 1-1 stalemate.
Despite dropping in the league table, Hoffenheim remains as the match’s online betting favorite. Likewise, it is still a part of the Bundesliga’s elite.

 

Hoffenheim currently enjoys an unbeaten run and has yet to have a taste of defeat in the domestic league.

 

Paderborn

The newly-promoted Paderborn seems to fare well in the top-flight league. The club earned its 3rd win after thrashing Eintracht Frankfurt with three (3) wins to nil.

 

Paderborn had a short stint on top of the league table. But it was nothing but temporary after losing to the defending champion, Bayern Munchen. Yet, despite the fall, the squad was able to remain in the top 10. Likewise, it is the most successful newly-promoted club in this season.

 

 

Possible head turners

Pirmin Schwegler exemplified top class defence against Hamburger. This is despite succumbing to a draw at the final whistle. Needless to say, he is one of the key figures that Paderborn should be wary of. Should Schwegler continue his impressive performance, there is no doubt that he will definitely help bring the team another round of success.

 

Prediction

Hoffenheim 2-1 Paderborn

 

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