Paderborn and Freiburg meet at Benteler-Arena, in a match for the 2nd round of the Bundesliga. There is only a record of 2 recent direct clashes between these two teams: on 29‑04-2016, which ended with Freiburg’s victory by (1‑2), and on 22-11-2015, which ended with Freiburg’s victory for (4-1). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since Freiburg has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this 2nd day after the defeat by (3-2) in the first match for the league, against Bayer Leverkusen. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 32 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 46 goals scored and 25 suffered. In its last 10 home games Paderborn records 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 16 of their last 20 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
Paderborn comes to this match with a 3-2 loss to Leverkusen: Michel and Mamba scored the goals. Despite the defeat, we can say that Paderborn made a happy return to the first division of Germany, scoring two goals in a complicated stadium. In this match against Freiburg, coach Steffen Baumgart must keep his usual 4-4-2, with Streli Mamba and Sven Michel as the team’s most offensive references. Maintaining possession of the ball and aerial duels are some weaknesses of this formation. All equipment is available for this game.
The visiting team arrives on this 2nd day after a victory in its premiere in the league, against Mainz 05 by (3‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 25 suffered; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 33 goals scored and 24 suffered. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Freiburg won 3, drew 2 and lost 5. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, since 21 of the last 24 games they played have ended with Over 1.5 goals.
The Freiburg comes for this match after a 3-0 victory against Mainz 05, starting in the best way this 19/20 German championship: Lucas Holer, Wadschmidt and Schmid scored the team’s goals. We remember that the visitors had already defeated the Magdeburg in a match for the German Cup. When playing against an opponent with some weaknesses in his game model, coach Christian Streich must choose a rather bold strategy, seeking to take advantage of Paderborn’s defensive weaknesses to apply his attacks. At the individual level we highlight forward Lucas Holer, with 1 goal and 1 assist. For this match, the coach does not have available Flekken, Gulde, Itter and Terrazino, all injured.