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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor (16500 seats)

The Darmstadt 98 & Paderborn head coaches Lieberknecht and Kwasniok are both afraid of and looking forward to this highly important fixture in the top area of the 2. Bundesliga standings.

Insights:
  • Darmstadt 98 have the most scored goals in the first half (34) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Paderborn have won significantly less corners away then at home.

Paderborn is no longer fighting for a cause; they can neither go up or down this season.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Darmstadt 98 form and stats

Darmstadt 98 have played 16 2. Bundesliga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 9-3-4 (wins-draws-losses).

Darmstadt faced defeat in their previous match, away at Fortuna Düsseldorf (1-2). Midfielder Kempe was the best player on the team with a rating of 7.73 (out of ten) in that game. Kempe scored one goal, hit three key passes and had 21 successful passes (of 24 total).

Previous to that game, a home match hosting Erzgebirge Aue in a game that was won 6-0.

Darmstadt 98 can score goals in their home matches. After 16 league matches they have found the net 39 times. 23 goals have been conceded.

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Paderborn form and stats

The away team have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 9 wins, 5 draws and only 2 losses in the 2. Bundesliga.

The Paderborn goalkeeper Jannik Huth is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 381 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Muslija and Klement scored in Paderborn's previous match, the home game against Sandhausen that ended 2-0. Klement got a match rating of 8.62 in that game, top player of the team. Klement scored one goal, served one assist, hit four key passes and had 58 successful passes (of 66 total).

A 0-0 draw at Hansa Rostock's stadium before that.

Paderborn has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 30 goals from 16 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As opposed to that, Paderborn have seen the ball go into their own net 17 times on the road. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last three away matches.

Head 2 Head

Paderborn - Darmstadt 98 0-1 was the outcome when these contenders formerly did battle, also in this season. Head-2-head stats last six meetings: three - zero - three (Darmstadt 98 wins - draws - Paderborn wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Darmstadt 98P. Tietz
P. Tietz
15 goals
DarmstadtL. Pfeiffer
L. Pfeiffer
15 goals
PaderbornF. Platte
F. Platte
8 goals

Darmstadt 98 missing players

Paderborn missing players

Darmstadt 98 Paderborn
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
33 16 4 Played P 4 16 33
17 9 2 Won W 2 9 13
6 3 0 Drew D 1 5 12
10 4 2 Lost L 1 2 8
68 39 9 Scored S 8 30 56
46 23 10 Conceded C 6 17 41
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 81% 88%
88% 94% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 69% 76%
67% 69% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 56% 58%
45% 62% 75% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 38% 33%
21% 31% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 31% 21%
58% 50% 25% BTTS BTTS 75% 56% 64%
30% 38% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 31% 24%
12% 12% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 31% 24%
 
4.9 5.6 6 Corners for (avg) C F 2 3.4 4.4
4.3 3.8 3.8 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 4.3 5.8
2.4 2.1 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.6 1.8
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
16.3 17.1 13.5 Shots (avg) S ( 11 12.8 13.8
5.8 6.1 5.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4.5 4.9
36% 40% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 42% 34%
 
13.1 10.7 13.5 Shots against (avg) S A 14.2 14.8 15.3
4.4 3.4 5.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 5.1 5
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Darmstadt 98 have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Darmstadt 98 have the most scored goals in the first half (34) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Darmstadt 98 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Paderborn have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Schalke 04 33 19 5 9 70 43 17 10 2 5 40 27 16 9 3 4 30 16 27 62
2 Werder Bremen 33 17 9 7 63 43 16 7 6 3 27 17 17 10 3 4 36 26 20 60
3 Hamburger SV 33 15 12 6 64 33 17 9 6 2 36 17 16 6 6 4 28 16 31 57
4 Darmstadt 98 33 17 6 10 68 46 16 9 3 4 39 23 17 8 3 6 29 23 22 57
5 St. Pauli 33 15 9 9 59 46 16 10 4 2 35 17 17 5 5 7 24 29 13 54
6 Paderborn 33 13 12 8 56 41 17 4 7 6 26 24 16 9 5 2 30 17 15 51
7 Nürnberg 33 14 9 10 48 47 16 8 3 5 25 21 17 6 6 5 23 26 1 51
8 Heidenheim 33 14 7 12 41 45 16 9 4 3 25 18 17 5 3 9 16 27 -4 49
9 Holstein Kiel 33 12 9 12 45 51 17 8 3 6 23 23 16 4 6 6 22 28 -6 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 33 11 11 11 45 40 17 6 6 5 28 21 16 5 5 6 17 19 5 44
11 Karlsruher SC 33 9 14 10 54 53 17 5 9 3 32 26 16 4 5 7 22 27 1 41
12 Hansa Rostock 33 10 11 12 39 49 16 4 5 7 15 22 17 6 6 5 24 27 -10 41
13 Jahn Regensburg 33 10 10 13 50 49 17 6 4 7 31 29 16 4 6 6 19 20 1 40
14 Hannover 96 33 10 9 14 32 47 16 5 6 5 13 17 17 5 3 9 19 30 -15 39
15 Sandhausen 33 9 11 13 39 53 16 3 5 8 16 28 17 6 6 5 23 25 -14 38
16 Dynamo Dresden 33 7 11 15 33 45 16 5 5 6 18 17 17 2 6 9 15 28 -12 32
17 Erzgebirge Aue 33 5 8 20 31 72 17 3 3 11 14 34 16 2 5 9 17 38 -41 23
18 Ingolstadt 33 4 9 20 28 62 17 2 5 10 12 29 16 2 4 10 16 33 -34 21

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The 2. Bundesliga (Zweite Bundesliga) is the second level of German professional football. Like the Bundesliga it has 18 clubs playing a total of 306 fixtures to decide the final league table. The two top teams are promoted while number three has to qualify through a playoff. Two or three teams are relegated through a similar system.