Bielefeld comes from a very difficult visit against Duisburg, a team that had to play with all of their competitive motives, in a 2:2 clash. They had the lead twice, but simply couldn’t keep up the result and it was difficult playing with a man less in the last twenty-five minutes.
Paderborn now comes from the third consecutive victory, as they won at home against Heidenheim 3:1. They looked more dominant, especially in the second part when all the goals were scored, as the side now looks really confident.
They are just a point above third and fourth-placed sides and remain in a must-win situation.
The home side miss suspended central back Behrendt (24/0) and injured forward Schipplock (3/0). The guests have defender Strohdiek (22/0) doubtful for now.
– There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Arminia Bielefeld’s last 7 games.
Knowing the way how Bielefeld plays recently, they should be aiming a victory here in an overall very open style. Paderborn anyway remains now in a must-win situation since they are so close to promote. However, their lack of defensive stability makes this a perfect bet.