Paderborn plays host to Mainz 05 when the two sides meet on October 5, 2019, at the Benteler Arena.
Sports Club Paderborn 07 was founded in 1907 and the club enjoyed its best success in this millennium by becoming a fixture in the Bundesliga 2 before finally entering the Bundesliga 1 scene in 2013/14. But after just one season in the Top Flight, Paderborn was relegated and they even fell to the Liga 3 afterward. However, after placing 2nd in Liga 3 during the 2017/18 season and also 2nd in the 2. Bundesliga the following season, they earned a promotion back to the Bundesliga 1 this year.
Making it back to the Bundesliga wasn’t expected as Paderborn wasn’t among the favorites for promotion at the end of the season. But with other teams failing badly and Paderborn underachieving, they were able to finish in second place in the 2.Bundesliga and earn the right to be promoted back to the top flight this season.
SC Paderborn ranks 16th in the Bundesliga with a -9 Goal Difference. They have scored a total of eight goals on the season, ranked 12th in the league. Paderborn is 18th in the German League in Goals Conceded at 17 goals allowed. Their 5 assists this term puts them in a tie for 14th place.
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FSV Mainz was established in 1905 and they spent their early years playing in the South German Football League. After the end of World War II, Mainz 05 joined Oberliga Sudwest but were just a middle-table club in that league. When the Bundesliga was formed in 1963, they played in the second division. Later, they would bounce in and out of the top tier until most recently when they have made 10 straight Bundesliga appearances dating back to the 2009/10 season.
Mainz finished 5th in Bundesliga during the 2010/11 season, their best finish in the top tier division, but have not placed higher than 6th since then. They were 12th in the final Bundesliga 1 table last season. FSV Mainz 05 are winners of the South West Cup three times and were semifinalists in DFB-Pokal in 2009.
This club ranks 17th in the league in goal difference at -11. Mainz has scored just a total of five goals this season and that puts them in 16th place in the Bundesliga ladder. They have conceded a total of 16 goals on the year, 17th in the Bundesliga. As far as assists are concerned, Mainz 05 has only four so far this season, tied for 15th overall
Robin Quaison has scored two goals in five matches for Mainz 05 this season. Jean-Paul Boetius has one goal and one assist while Karim Onisiwo and Jeremiah St. Juste has also contributed one goal each. Ronael Pierre-Gabriel and Daniel Brosinkski have delivered one assist each while goalkeeper Robin Zentner has allowed four goals with 14 saves in three appearances.
Mainz 05 head to this matchup as the soccer betting underdogs against Paderborn. Mainz is currently at 16th place in the Bundesliga with just one win and five losses after six rounds played. After a 1-6 shellacking at the hands of Bayern Munich, Mainz won their first match of the season against Hertha Berlin. Since then, they have lost back to back matches to Schalke and Wolfsburg.
On the other hand, Paderborn is 18th in the current German ladder with their record of 0-1-5 after six matches played. Paderborn heads to this contest having lost three straight matches. The club lost to Schalke, Hertha Berlin, and Bayern Munich by an aggregate score of 4-10.
Head to head, these clubs have played in a total of four matches. FSV Mainz has won twice and these teams played to a draw two times. In those two victories, Mainz 05 outscored Paderborn by an aggregate of 11-1. In their most recent matchup, Mainz 05 won 5-0 at their home field but that match was way back in 2015.
These are two struggling teams who aren’t playing in good form in the recent rounds. Both these teams have issues with both their attack and defense. Mainz 05 has lost its three matches away from home while Paderborn has also lost all of its three home matches so far. I like these struggling teams to play to a draw here. Prediction: Draw