Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Bayer Leverkusen and Paderborn meet for the second time this season. When the two teams met in the Bundesliga at the start of the new domestic campaign, Bayer Leverkusen recorded a hard-fought 3-2 win over Paderborn, and the hosts are once again seen as favourites to win their encounter. After failing to win previous three league fixtures, the BayArena are eager to give fans something to cheer about, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Paderborn in Tuesday’s football match.
Steffen Baumgart’s troops did well to beat Fortuna Dusseldorf in their last league match, but given their poor away record in the 2019/2020 season; we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. Bayer attacker Kevin Volland, who has netted four goals in the Bundesliga so far this term, is likely to pose a significant threat to the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Leon Bailey):
Leon Bailey is a Phoenix All Stars Academy product who was born in Kingston on August 9, 1997. The Jamaica international played for the likes of FC Liefering and Trencin during his youth career, but he made his senior debut with Belgian side Genk in August, 2015 in a 3-1 win over Saint-Truiden.
The pacey winger quickly established himself as one of the best players in the Belgian top flight, but he scored only 8 goals in 56 appearances for Genk from 2015 to 2017. In the winter of 2017 Leon Bailey signed a deal with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of €20 million. Bailey is a left-footed footballer, but he is capable of playing on both sides of the field.
The Bayer Leverkusen winger made one appearance for Jamaica U23 team, but he eventually refused to represent the Reggae Boyz at senior level as he has personal problems with the association. It has to be noted that Leon Bailley scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2017/2018 Bundesliga season.
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.