Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Paderborn will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over HSV when they take on Hansa Rostock in the 2. Bundesliga round 17. Paderborn are four points behind the playoffs place, meaning that Friday’s clash is of big importance for the home side. It has to be noted, though, that both Jannis Heuer and Filip Bilbija are banned for the match, while Maximilian Rohr remains on the sidelines with injury. Niclas Nadj is unlikely to feature through illness.
Hansa, on the other hand, are desperate to escape the relegation zone, but given their difficulties on the road, home win should be considered. As for the away team, both Junior Brumado and Alexander Rossipal are banned for the match, while the likes of Jonas David, Jasper van der Werff, Patrick Nkoa, Nico Neidhart, and John-Patrick Strauss miss out with injuries for the visiting side.
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.