Augsburg vs Paderborn Preview & Betting Tips
Augsburg are favoured to make it two wins on the bounce as they host bottom side Paderborn in the Bundesliga on Wednesday at the WWK Arena.
Augsburg Form & Team News
Augsburg were on a poor run of form before the break, losing three matches in a row to slip close to the relegation zone. Martin Schmidt was sacked and replaced by Heiko Herrlich.
Augsburg returned to action with a 2-1 home defeat against Wolfsburg. Their last match was a 3-0 win at Schalke, Eduard Löwen opening the scoring with Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee and Sergio Córdova adding late goals.
New manager Heiko Herrlich took charge of his first match at Schalke after breaking quarantine rules.
Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason continues to battle injury and is doubtful. Expect to see few changes to Augsburg’s starting side.
Paderborn Form & Team News
Paderborn lost four consecutive Bundesliga matches before the break. They remain bottom of the Bundesliga after two straight draws.
Steffen Baumgart’s side drew 0-0 at Fortuna Dusseldorf and 1-1 at home against Hoffenheim. They fell behind in the 4th minute but quickly hit back through Dennis Srbeny.
Paderborn had 39% possession and managed just two shots on target. That comes after they had one shot on target in Dusseldorf.
Central defender Luca Kilian remains injured but striker Streli Mamba returned from injury off the bench against Hoffenheim.
Fellow forward Sven Michel continues to recover after a dental operation.
Augsburg vs Paderborn Head to Head
Paderborn have a narrow 6-5 advantage against Augsburg with three draws in 14 encounters.
Augsburg have won four of the last six including a 1-0 win in Paderborn in November thanks to a Philipp Max free kick.
Augsburg vs Paderborn Odds
Augsburg are 1.90 favourites with Paderborn priced at 3.70. A draw is listed at 3.75.
Augsburg have won to nil in their last three home matches against Paderborn which is available at 3.50.
Augsburg vs Paderborn Match Up
Augsburg’s defence was a big problem under Martin Schmidt but they were rock solid at Schalke. That should provide plenty of confidence under new boss Heiko Herrlich.
Paderborn have been struggling to create chances. They recorded 0.96 expected goals against Hoffenheim that followed 0.64 in Dusseldorf. Paderborn managed just 0.35 expected goals at Mainz on 29 February.
Augsburg vs Paderborn Stats
- Augsburg have won 4 of their last 8 home matches against Paderborn (Bundesliga).
- Augsburg have seen over 2.5 goals in 21 of their last 23 home matches (Bundesliga).
- Augsburg have won to nil in their last 3 home matches against Paderborn (all competitions).
- Paderborn have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 matches against Augsburg (all competitions).
- Paderborn have lost 2 of their last 3 away matches (Bundesliga).
- Paderborn have lost 4 of their last 6 matches (Bundesliga).