Last season just one position separated these two clubs in the 2. Bundesliga and we're expecting a very close and competitive 90-minutes between the pair this weekend once again. Both of the matches between these two teams ended in stalemates last season and we don't think there will be much between the two clubs this time around either.
Heidenheim vs Paderborn: Top Three Predictions
- Prediction one: Full-Time Result – Draw @ 49/20
- Prediction two: Both Teams to Score – BTTS @ 5/11
- Prediction three: Correct Score – 2-2 Draw @ 17/2
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Netbet.
Four of the last six meetings between these two teams have ended in draws and we're predicting another stalemate on Saturday. Heidenheim might have finished above Paderborn last season, just, but they have never managed to beat their opponents before. Just 4pts separated these two teams last season but the game between the pair at Heidenheim ended goalless and the reverse fixture produced a 2-2 draw.
Both teams have scored in five of the last six encounters between Heidenheim and Paderborn and we're backing both teams to find the back of the net once again this weekend. Heidenheim have only failed to score in one of their last five outings and look particularly strong in front of goal at home. Both teams have scored in each of Paderborn's last five outings and despite scoring a decent amount of goals last season, they found it hard to keep clean sheets.
We've picked a final scoreline of 2-2 for this weekend's match between Heidenheim and Paderborn as three of their last four head-to-heads have produced over 3.5 goals. With the pair drawing twice last season, a stalemate seems like the obvious choice this time around as well but both teams have been scoring goals of late, so this game is unlikely to finish goalless.
Everything you need to know ahead of Heidenheim vs Paderborn
Both of these teams are looking to improve on mid-table finishes
Heidenheim weren't far off the top 6 last season and could be one of the surprise promotion chasers this time around. Tim Kleindienst has arrived for a decent amount of money from Gent and he will hopefully provide the goals Heidenheim need to push onto the next level. Thiel, Steurer, Schnatterer and Kilic all left the club on free transfers and are now playing for lower-division sides.
Paderborn ended the last campaign eight goals better off than Heidenheim but still finished 4pts behind this weekend's hosts. The visitors were one of the draw specialists of last season with 11 of their 34 league games ending all square and it was this failure to win matches that cost Paderborn a higher finish in the end. The only money Paderborn have spent this summer went on Fuhrich of Borussia Dortmund but Carls, Heuer and Iredale all arrived on free transfers.
Heidenheim vs Paderborn – FAQ
- Who are the bookmaker's favourites? – Heidenheim are the bookmaker's favourites for this game.
- What was the score last time these two sides met? – Paderborn 2-2 Heidenheim, 23/2/21.
- What time does the game kick-off? – 12:30 GMT, 13:30 CET.