Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
There will be fireworks when Paderborn and Schalke face each other at Benteler Arena on Sunday afternoon. Paderborn made a flying start to the season, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive league win against Schalke. Experienced attacker Kai Proger, who scored a brace in the triumph over Dynamo Dresden, is widely expected to keep his place in the starting Xi.
Die Knappen, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the German second tier this season. Schalke did well to bounce back from a heavy (1-4) loss to Regensburg, with the team beating Fortuna Dusseldorf in their last league match. Given the attacking potential of the two sides, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals. A man to watch in the away team will be Simon Terodde, who is likely to make life difficult for the opposition defenders.
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 (Schalke):
Schalke 04 are a professional football club founded in 1904. Die Knappen (The Miners) compete in German Bundesliga and they have won seven domestic titles. Schalke have clinched five German Cup trophies as well, while lifting the UEFA Cup title in 1997. The German club defeated Italian side Inter on penalties in the title game and that was the last time the final of the competition was played in a two-legged format.
Schalke 04 play their home matches at Veltins-Arena, the stadium that has been the home of the team since 2001. The capacity of Veltins-Arena is 62,271. It is well known that Borussia Dortmund are Schalke’s main rivals and the Ruhy neighbours face each other in the Revierderby.
The likes of Klaus Fichtel (477), Norbert Nigbur (355), Rolf Russmann (304), Klaus Fischer (295), Olaf Thon (295) and Herbert Lutkebohmert (286) are the players with most appearances for die Knappen. The colour of Schalke’s home kit is blue.