Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
After sharing the spoils with Regensburg on Matchday 29, Ingolstadt will look to give fans some cheer when they take on Paderborn on Sunday. Ingolstadt have slim chances of securing the survival, but the hope dies last. As a result, we are positive that the relegation-threatened hosts will leave their hearts on the field against Paderborn. Keep in mind that all Stojanovic, Linsmayer, Sarpei, Kaya, and Balla are likely to miss the game with injuries.
The visiting team, on the other hand, have little to play for in the season finale as they are eleven points behind automatic promotion berth. Ingolstadt want this win more than Paderborn, and we predict that the hosts will pick up vital three points from Sunday’s clash. To make things even worse for the away team, Uwe Hunemeier is sidelined through suspension.
Highlighted Player (Marvin Matip):
Marvin Matip was born in Bochum on 25 September, 1985 and he began his senior career at Bochum. He played 33 league games for the reserve team, while making just one appearance for the first team. In 2005 he joined Koln and in 2010 he was sent on loan to Karlsruher. After ending his loan spell with Karlsruher, the right-footed centre back signed a contract with Ingolstadt.
Matip was born in Germany, but seeing that his father is Cameroonian, he decided to represent the African team on the international stage. The Karlsruher defender, who is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well, make his Cameroon debut on 2 June, 2013 in a friendly against Ukraine. However, it has to be noted that he has 22 caps for Germany U21 team.
He played for Germany at the 2006 U21 European Championship. Marvin Matip scored two goals in 33 appearances for Ingolstadt in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. His contract with Ingolstadt expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.