Paderborn vs Werder Bremen Analysis
14.30 Kick-Off on 13th June
Except when being completely outclassed 1-6 by Borussia Dortmund two weekends ago, SC Paderborn 07 have impressed when drawing their other four post-suspension games. They’ve kept two important clean sheets on the road in 0-0 draws against FC Augsburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf. More importantly, they’ve scored in their other games, with the other two results being 1-1 draws against RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim, two top-7 teams.
Werder Bremen made an even more impressive restart with away wins against Schalke and SC Freiburg and a draw against Munchen Gladbach in their first four games. But the wheels have come off in their last two games, drawing blanks in defeats against Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The two teams haven’t clashed much in recent seasons, but Paderborn enjoyed a win at the Benteler Arena in 2012, while they had to settle for a 2-2 draw when squandering a 2-1 lead late on when last in the Bundesliga in 2015.
Paderborn also came out on top when they travelled to Werder Bremen earlier in the season, claiming a 1-0 win with a last gasp goal in the 90th minute.
With goals not at a premium in either team’s recent matches, another angle into this match could be to back less than 2.5 goals at a generous looking odds-against. However, as both attacks may find it easier playing against a fellow bottom-two team, Paderborn to confirm their win over Werder Bremen earlier in the season looks the value bet.
Key Stats for Paderborn vs Werder Bremen
- Paderborn won the reverse fixture at Werder Bremen earlier in the season
- Paderborn have one win and one unlucky draw in their last two home games against their opponents
- Paderborn have scored in both home games since the restart
- Werder Bremen haven’t scored in their last two games