Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
After playing out a goalless draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf in midweek, Hamburger SV will be aiming to return to winning ways in the 2. Bundesliga when they face Paderborn on Matchday 19. HSV have turned their Volksparkstadion into a real fortress, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive win on home soil. Despite failing to impress in the draw with Fortuna, Simon Terrode should lead the line for the hosts against Paderborn.
Steffen Baumgart’s troops, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Holstein Kiel. Paderborn are undefeated in the last four league fixtures, but HSV will pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. In their last home game in the German second tier die Rothosen rolled over Osnabruck 5-0, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Hunt):
Aaron Hunt began his youth career at Vfl Oker and in 1997 he moved to Goslarer SC 08. In 2001 Werder Bremen scouts spotted him and he soon moved to the Weserstadion outfit. After playing 37 games for the reserve team, he made his debut for Werder Bremen on 18 September, 2004, coming as a substitute against Hannover.
Hunt played for Werder Bremen between 2004 and 2014 and on 26 May, 2014 he signed a contract with Wolfsburg. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well, made his Wolfsburg debut on 17 August, 2014 in a German Cup match against Darmstadt 98. Hunt made just 17 league appearances for the Wolves in the 2014/2015 Bundesliga campaign and at the end of the season he joined Hamburg.
The experienced footballer, who was born on 4 September, 1986, has 13 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for the German national team on 18 November, 2009 against Ivory Coast. His father is German, whilst his mother is English.
Highlighted Team (Paderborn):
Welcoming their rivals at Benteler-Arena, Paderborn are a German club that will compete in the Bundesliga in the 2019/2020 season. The club played their first ever match in the German top flight on August 24, 2019, with the team sharing the spoils with Mainz (2-2) in front of home fans.
Benteler-Arena can hold up to 15,000 spectators and it was opened on July 20, 2008. Paderborn play their home matches in blue and black shirts and black shirts, but white is the dominant colour of their away kit. Until the 1980s TuS Scholls Neuhaus were considered the club’s main rivals are Arminia Bielefeld, with the two teams facing each other in Ostwestfalenderby.
This rivalry was established in the 2008/2009 season when Arminia Bielefeld dropped to the 2. Bundesliga. It has to be noted that Paderborn have yet to represent Germany in European competitions.