Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Benteler-Arena will host Saturday’s 2. Bundesliga game between Paderborn and Ingolstadt, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Paderborn aim to climb to Bundesliga promotion places, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Ingolstadt. A man to watch in the home team will be Michel, who scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Karlsruher, while all Johannes Dorfler, Leopold Zingerle, and Frederic Ananou are out of contention with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, suffered six defeats in the previous seven league fixtures, and seeing that they are stuck at the bottom of the table, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. To make things even worse for the rock-bottom side, their injury list is pretty full, with the likes of Gebauer, Eckert Ayensa, Schrock, Schmidt, Boujellab, Marx, Ginola Elva, and Ben Balla missing out.
Highlighted Player (Sebastian Vasiliadis):
Sebastian Vasilidis is a professional footballer of Greek descent who plays for SC Paderborn in the Bundesliga. The 175-cm-tall midfielder spent his youth career at TSG Backnang and VfR Aalen and he continued playing for the OSTALB ARENA outfit at senior level. After scoring 7 goals in 60 appearances for VfR Allen in league matches, Vasilidis signed a two-year deal with SC Paderborn on July 1, 2018.
The talented midfielder, who was born in Auenwald, Germany on October 4, 1997 played 28 games for the club in the 2018/2019 2. Bundesliga campaign, scoring 6 goals in the process. Seeing that Paderborn secured promotion to the German top flight, Sebastian Vasilidis will have a chance to enjoy the top flight football in the 2018/2019 season.
His main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both attacking and defensive midfielder as well. Sebastian’s preferred foot is right and he has a dual citizenship (Germany, Greece).
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.