Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Nurnberg and Paderborn face each other at Max-Morlock-Stadion on day 19 of the new 2. Bundesliga campaign. Nurnberg were having their ups and downs before the New Year break, with the team beating both Holstein Kiel and Aue, while losing to Schalke. A man to watch in the home team will be Nikola Dovedan, who scored a hat-trick in the last league match, while both Felix Lohkemper and Florian Hubner are out of contention with injuries.
Paderborn, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Darmstadt and Heidenheim before the New Year break. Considering that Lukas Kwasniok’s troops have been struggling at the back of late, we are tempted to put our money on Nurnberg, who proved their worth in the triumph over Aue. Lukas Kwasniok should have a full squad to choose from.
Highlighted Player (Sven Michel):
Born in Freudenberg, Germany on July 15, 1990 Sven Michel is a professional footballer who plays for SC Paderborn 07 in German Bundesliga. Michel played for the likes of Tus Alchen, Fortuna Freudenberg, Borussia Dortmund and Sus Niederschelden during his youth career and he continued wearing the Sus Niederchelden shirt at senior level.
The German footballer then moved to Borussia M’gladbach II in 2013. After scoring 12 goals in 34 appearances for die Fohlen reserve team, Sven Michel signed a contract with fellow German club Energie Cottbus in 2014.
Sven Michel quickly established himself a first-team regular at die Lausitzer, scoring 16 goals and providing 13 assists for his teammates from 2014 to 2016. In 2016 the German attacker moved to SC Paderborn. Sven Michel made his Bundesliga debut and scored his first goal in the German top flight on August 17, 2019 in a 3-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.
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.