Schalke 04 will welcome Paderborn to VELTINS-Arena for a matchday 23 fixture in Germany 2. Bundesliga. The last meeting on 12th September 2021 ended in a Schalke 04 1-0 win. Both sides have met five times in the most recent seasons. Schalke 04 has won 4 matches, and Paderborn failed to win on every occasion. Recent outings average 2.60 goals, while both teams score 60% of the time.
Schalke 04’s latest fixture against Fortuna Düsseldorf ended in an away 2-1 loss. I expected more from Schalke 04. The lack of focus in the final third cost them three points. Schalke 04 set the tone early and scored in the 42nd minute.
Paderborn’s recent game against Dynamo Dresden ended in a home 0-0 draw. They had more ball possession and goal-scoring opportunities but it wasn’t enough to win three points.
Since the start of the season, Schalke 04 is more dominant at home. They have six wins out of 11 games on home soil. Although Schalke 04 is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 18% home clean sheets.
Paderborn has picked up 5 points from the previous six league games. It is quite intriguing that they prefer playing on the road. Paderborn has collected 2.20 points on average per away game, compared to 0.83 at home. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Paderborn kept a clean sheet in just 30% of their visits.
It is not a surprise that the hosts stand out as a favourite to win this one. Schalke 04 is currently unbeaten at home in four games. Since the start of the season, they have just three home defeats.
Paderborn is winless in one away game, having tasted defeat on their previous visit. However, they will need plenty of luck to avoid another one against Schalke 04.
I am confident that the hosts will prove their worth and triumph with another home victory. Schalke 04 wins on average 1.82 points per home game, compared to 2.20 points per away game for Paderborn. My prediction is Schalke 04 to win.
I expect a thrilling contest with plenty of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 3.56 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 76% of Schalke 04’s home and Paderborn’s away games. My prediction is Over 2.5 Goals.
Both sides are dangerous going forward. Schalke 04 has scored in 100% of home games. Paderborn is a decent match and has scored in all away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: Yes.
Schalke 04 vs Paderborn Betting Tips
Schalke 04 vs Paderborn Head to Head
Average stats between Schalke 04 and Paderborn in most recent 5 outings in the Germany 2. Bundesliga.