2. Bundesliga preview: Can Greuther Fürth edge out victory against Paderborn?

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Fri 15.January
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer (15000 seats)

It's advantage Greuther Fürth so far with their 4th position in the 2. Bundesliga table, welcoming Paderborn who are placed 11th.

Insights:
  • Greuther Fürth has the most scored goals in the first half (18) in 2. Bundesliga

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Greuther Fürth form and stats

3 victories, 1 draw and 3 defeats. That’s what Greuther Fürth have to build on here at Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer in the 2. Bundesliga.

No payout for Greuther in their previous match, an away game at Karlsruher SC that ended in defeat 2-3. Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against St. Pauli.

The penalty miss from Paul Seguin in the defeat against Karlsruher SC was a source of irritation for some fans, but these things happen.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Greuther have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found five games) they have won one time, drawn zero and lost four.

Greuther are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 10 goals in 7 games. On the other hand, Greuther have conceded 10 goals.

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Paderborn form and stats

There's been little loot from Paderborn's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 8 away games in the 2. Bundesliga. Paderborn only have 2 wins to counter their 4 defeats and 2 draws.

Paderborn go into this game after a win, the home game against Erzgebirge Aue that ended 2-1. Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting Fortuna Dusseldorf's place.

The 2-1 victory against Erzgebirge Aue could easily have been bigger as the victors made a valiant effort at breaking the goal posts, hitting them three times.

Paderborn are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is one win, two draws and one defeat. From a total of four matches.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Paderborn as they have only managed to score 7 times from 8 away games in the league. 8 goals have been conceded by Paderborn in these games.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Greuther Fürth five wins, three draws and Paderborn two victories. As for goals, eight matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

PaderbornD. Srbeny
D. Srbeny
6 goals
PaderbornC. Führich
C. Führich
6 goals
Greuther FürthP. Seguin
P. Seguin
5 goals

Greuther Fürth missing players

Paderborn missing players

Greuther Fürth Paderborn
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
15 7 2 Played P 3 8 15
8 3 0 Won W 0 2 6
3 1 1 Drew D 0 2 3
4 3 1 Lost L 3 4 6
29 10 1 Scored S 1 7 20
19 10 2 Conceded C 6 8 18
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 88% 93%
87% 71% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 50% 67%
67% 57% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 38% 47%
47% 43% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 27%
20% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 7%
60% 57% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 25% 40%
20% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 38% 33%
20% 43% 50% Failed to Score F T 67% 50% 33%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.9 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 2.2 2.5
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
15.8 18.6 14.5 Shots (avg) S ( 12.3 13.1 13.1
5.5 6 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 3.9 3.9
35% 24% 14% Goal Efficiency G E 9% 23% 34%
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Greuther Fürth has the most scored goals in the first half (18) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Greuther Fürth have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Greuther Fürth haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hamburger SV 15 9 3 3 31 19 8 5 1 2 18 9 7 4 2 1 13 10 12 30
2 Bochum 15 9 2 4 28 15 8 5 2 1 17 5 7 4 0 3 11 10 13 29
3 Holstein Kiel 15 8 5 2 24 14 8 4 2 2 12 10 7 4 3 0 12 4 10 29
4 Greuther Fürth 15 8 3 4 29 19 7 3 1 3 10 10 8 5 2 1 19 9 10 27
5 Fortuna Dusseldorf 14 8 2 4 21 19 7 6 1 0 13 5 7 2 1 4 8 14 2 26
6 Hannover 96 15 7 2 6 21 15 7 5 1 1 15 4 8 2 1 5 6 11 6 23
7 Erzgebirge Aue 15 6 4 5 24 18 7 4 2 1 14 7 8 2 2 4 10 11 6 22
8 Karlsruher SC 15 7 1 7 26 23 7 3 0 4 12 11 8 4 1 3 14 12 3 22
9 Osnabruck 15 6 4 5 20 21 7 2 1 4 9 13 8 4 3 1 11 8 -1 22
10 Heidenheim 15 6 4 5 19 20 8 5 3 0 13 4 7 1 1 5 6 16 -1 22
11 Paderborn 15 6 3 6 20 18 7 4 1 2 13 10 8 2 2 4 7 8 2 21
12 Nurnberg 15 5 5 5 22 20 8 3 3 2 11 10 7 2 2 3 11 10 2 20
13 Darmstadt 98 15 5 3 7 27 27 7 2 2 3 10 10 8 3 1 4 17 17 0 18
14 Jahn Regensburg 15 4 5 6 18 22 8 3 2 3 11 11 7 1 3 3 7 11 -4 17
15 Sandhausen 15 4 2 9 16 31 8 3 2 3 12 14 7 1 0 6 4 17 -15 14
16 Eintracht Braunschweig 14 3 3 8 14 32 7 3 1 3 8 12 7 0 2 5 6 20 -18 12
17 St. Pauli 15 1 7 7 18 28 7 1 3 3 9 14 8 0 4 4 9 14 -10 10
18 Wurzburger Kickers 15 2 2 11 18 35 8 1 2 5 11 19 7 1 0 6 7 16 -17 8

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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.