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The 2. Bundesliga continues with a new round this week and Schalke take on Paderborn on Friday – two of the best teams in the league.
Schalke vs Paderborn: Top Free Betting Tips
It appears that the season might be over for Paderborn in terms of their chances for promotion. The team was one of the best at the start of the season but have recently been in terrible form.
Both Teams To Score – Yes
Schalke and Paderborn have been having a bunch of goals in their games overall throughout the entire season. In recent weeks, Schalke had over 2.5s in 4/5 games while Paderborn in 5/7. At the same time, the both teams to score option is even better for these two sides as Schalke had both score in 9/10 recent games and Paderborn in 5/7. Both sides score a lot of goals but concede in most of their games, so in this crucial fixture, we expect to see scores from both. The previous match between them ended in a 0:1 win for Schalke but we all know that Paderborn are much better on the road than at home. Even with their bad form, we expect them to score at least one goal here.
Match Result – Schalke
Schalke have always been the more dominant side in this particular head-to-head. In fact, the teams have played 7 games against each other overall and Paderborn have not won a single one yet. We do not expect this to happen now either, although they were quite impressive on the road in earlier stages. Schalke are in fairly good form and apart from the recent surprising loss to Dusseldorf, have not lost many games. We expect them to be motivated now that they are three points behind the other top teams.
Total Corners – Under 11
Despite their offensive efforts, Schalke are not a team that takes plenty of corners and they are even better in not allowing such in their games. Over the past 6 games, five ended with less than 11 corners and we expect the same from this fixture too. Eleven corners are a high number that is rarer than frequent and with Paderborn's bad form, we do not expect many from them at all.
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FAQs regarding Schalke vs Paderborn
• In which places are Schalke and Paderborn?
The promotion race in the 2. Bundesliga continues to be the most impressive out of all leagues, at least we believe so There are four teams at the top with 41 and 40 points. Schalke are right beneath them with 37 points at 5th place. A win here could send them up there with the main contenders. Paderborn's recent losses put them far behind the leaders and the team is currently 8th with just 32 points.
• How many goals have both teams scored?
Schalke and Paderborn are among the top-scoring teams in the league. Schalke at 5th place are also the tied-third highest-scoring team in the league with 43 goals in 22 games. Paderborn, in turn, have scored 38 in the same number of games.
• When does the match start?
This game will kick off at 17:30 UTC on Friday.