Paderborn vs Stuttgart predictions and betting tips on 31 January 2023
On January 31, Benteler-Arena (Paderborn) will host the 1/8 final match of the DFB Pokal, in which Paderborn will compete with Stuttgart. The battle will start at 18:00 CET.
Over the past decade, the club has reached a new level: first, it got the opportunity to finally make its debut in the Bundesliga (in 2014), and then, after 5 years, it rose there again. Both cases ended in relegation at the end of each season. So far, it has not been possible to return, and nowadays, it is more appropriate to call “the White and Blues” the middle peasants of the second division. The team finished the previous season there in the 7th position, and in the current one, according to the results of the autumn segment, it kept one position higher, however, this time not so many points are taken – 26 points in 17 matches. After a very long pause, there was a voyage to Karlsruher, where it turned out to win with a 1-0 score.
The team, generally speaking, is ranked much higher than its cup rival. Not so long ago, Armin Veh even made a sensation – the team became the champion of Germany! However, the recent performance in the Bundesliga 2, all the tasks come down to preventing a new relegation. This season, despite the change of the mentor, there were a lot of troubles. And by the time when the tournament continued, Labbadia had been returned to the club as the head coach – he had already been at this position. The specialist started with draws: first his new but well-known wards achieved only a draw in the home match with Mainz, and then, playing with ten men, conceded a goal in the away battle with Hoffenheim, which resulted in a 2-2 score – Kramaric made a double in the 94th minute of the game. Thus, it goes without saying that no one expected the success in the away match against RB Leipzig, nevertheless, it had got a 1-2 victory.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The last time the teams played a head-to-head match was in season 2014/2015 that happened in the Bundesliga. Then, Stuttgart was stronger: it had got a draw with the debutant in the home match and defeated the rival in the away one.
Bookmakers believe that it’s high time for Stuttgart to win with a new mentor. The opponent of the following match is from the second division, and it has just come out of a long pause. We recommend betting on the away victory of “the Swabians” (odd: 2.28).