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Magdeburg vs Paderborn Prediction & Betting tips
The absolute top match of the 23rd round in the 2nd Bundesliga takes place next Sunday in Magdeburg, where the leader of the league from Saxony-Anhalt receives the second Paderborn, at least if one uses the 2019 calendar. Both strong newcomers caused in recent weeks a sensation. The FCM was able to make up ground in the fight for survival with the 3-1 away win in Bielefeld and leave the relegation zone for the first time in months as the current fifteenth. Paderborn has recently in one of the most spectacular games of this round the 0: 2-deficit against top favorite Cologne by three late goals still turned to 3: 2. This means that the East Westphalians are only two points behind the relegation place in fifth place and are now a serious promotion aspirant.
While Magdeburg is still unbeaten in the new year (three wins, a draw) and has conceded only two goals, Paderborn developed sustainably to the gate machine of the 2nd Bundesliga. With 53 goals, the SCP, along with Cologne, has scored the league’s best attack and scored 20 goals in just the past six games. At Magdeburg Vs. Paderborn are the guests from the odds slightly favored. Because the Ostwestfalen have the stronger squad and the hosts could win at home only once, we also give in the starting duel between Magdeburg and Paderborn a tip on the away win and put on this two units.
Three wins, one draw, best second division team 2019 – on the east Elbe one rubs these days in amazement the eyes. Is this still the FCM, who last ten games without a win before the winter break and as table penultimate was directly back in the third division? Not at all! Coach Michael Oenning, who has been in charge since November last year, as well as sports director Maik Franz has called for the restart of the training camp in Spain before the start of the remainder of the season.
Oenning has tried several tactical variants and has persuaded himself to switch from a three to a four-chain. The four winter newcomers Timo Perthel, Jan Kirchhoff, Steven Lewerenz and Giorgi Loria have also significantly increased the quality of the team. The latter has become the undisputed number one goalkeeper and has conceded only two goals in the four games of the current calendar year – together with Ingolstadt league best score. Before that, the FCM has conceded almost four times as many goals with 33 goals in 18 games! Outstanding importance was retrospectively the start in the remainder round against Aue, as the FCM in the hard-fought 1-0 finally succeeded in the so long-awaited home win. With the same result Magdeburg immediately landed in Ingolstadt the next threesome against a direct competitor in the relegation battle. The strongly tactical drawn against Kiel (1: 1) was followed by the 3-1 in Bielefeld another away-threesome, where the Blue used a long numerical superior number ice cold and for the first time in more than six months scored more than two hits. Now the next coup should be successful against the current strong bearer from Paderborn. Against the goal machine from Ostwestfalen is Magdeburg’s newly formed and so far so brilliant defensive before a real test of endurance. Coach Oenning probably trusts the success of the last few weeks and must continue to give up Seidel and Ignjovski due to injury.
The Ostwestfalen have developed in recent years to an absolute roller coaster team! After the Bundesliga relegation in 2015, the SCP would have almost marched through to the Regionalliga and remained at that time only because of the license refusal for 1860 Munich in the third division. Immediately thereafter, the elevator sat back up – right back in the Bundesliga? Although those responsible for the SCP still do not want to know about such mental games, this scenario is absolutely conceivable after the extremely spectacular 3: 2 against promotion favorite Cologne. Against the Domstädter the SCP was in the 80th minute with 0: 2 in arrears, to turn the game then by hits from Tekpetey, Pröger and Ritter in added time to late victory.
Above all, coach Steffen Baumgart stepped after the furious performance against the Domstädter on the euphoria brake and addressed above all the dropouts on the defensive, which led to the two goals conceded. In all understatement: considering only two points behind the relegation place, everything seems possible in this crazy league, especially as the top teams Hamburg or now Cologne are by no means free from weaknesses. The centerpiece of the Ostwestfalen is indisputable the offensive to Philipp Klement (eleven goals) and Sven Michel and Bernard Tekpetey (nine goals). Winter newcomer Kai Pröger has seamlessly inserted himself here not only because of his goal against the Domstädter. Together with the FC Paderborn scored the best attack of the class with 53 goals and scored 20 goals in the past six games alone. Now waiting for the SCP with the away game at the co-climber and best backround team from Magdeburg a real litmus test. After the furious 4: 4 in the first leg, is there a new kick spectacle? Coach Baumgart has massive staffing problems ahead of this groundbreaking top match and has to give up Brüggemeier, Fesser and Klement due to injury. Captain Strohdieck is missing because of the 5th yellow card.
Magdeburg vs Paderborn head to head matches
23.09.18 2BUN Paderborn Magdeburg 4 : 4
06.03.18 3LIG Paderborn Magdeburg 1 : 1
19.09.17 3LIG Magdeburg Paderborn 1 : 0
11.02.17 3LIG Paderborn Magdeburg 1 : 1
09.08.16 3LIG Magdeburg Paderborn 3 : 0