Paderborn vs RB Leipzig: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:40 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 3:40 PM UTC

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<div><h2>Paderborn vs RB Leipzig</h2><p>Saturday, November 30, at Benteler Arena</p><p>RB Leipzig are second in the Bundesliga table after surging to heavy victories in their last three games. They battered Mainz 8-0, picked up a 4-2 win away at Hertha Berlin and then beat Koln 4-1, meaning they are now the top scorers in the division. They have also beaten Wolfsburg 6-1 in DFB Pokal and won 2-0 away at Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League, so they should be full of confidence right now. Paderborn snapped a three-game losing streak by recording a 3-3 draw with Borussia Dortmund at the weekend, but they remain rock bottom of the table. They were 3-0 up at half-time and conceded three times in the second half, so they may be demoralised as they approach this match.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Paderborn forward Streli Mamba scored twice in that game against Dortmund to take his tally for the season to four. He should continue to lead the line in this game, with Gerrit Holtmann, Ben Zolinski and Kai Proger behind him. Paderborn spent just €100,000 bolstering their squad after gaining promotion to the Bundesliga in the summer, and it shows. They also sold two of their best players, as Philipp Klement and Bernard Tekpetey moved to Stuttgart and Schalke respectively, leaving this small Paderborn squad light on quality.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>RB Leipzig spent €45 million on new players in the summer after years of heavy investment in the squad, but their greatest coup was persuading Julian Nagelsmann to take the reins. The young manager was not short of job offers, but he was attracted to Leipzig’s ambitious project. He inherited a strong squad and he has them playing very well indeed. Timo Werner is a fantastic striker and there is competition between Yussuf Poulsen, Patrick Schick and Christopher Nkunu to support him. Emil Forsberg is a magnificent playmaker, while Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate are top centre-backs. Konate has been out injured, as is captain Willi Orban, so full-back Lukas Klostermann can slot in alongside Upamecano to deputise. Nordi Mukiele and Kevin Kampl are also crocked, but Leipzig have a big enough squad to make cover those positions.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>It was somewhat surprising to see Paderborn leading Borussia Dortmund at half-time on Friday, as they are usually down at the break. They have found themselves trailing in four of six home games so far this season, while RB Leipzig have led in four of their six away games. Nagelsmann’s side have the best first-half record of any team in the Bundesliga this season. They won each of their last five matches at half-time and at full-time, so that could be the way to go in this game. The gulf in class between these teams is huge, and Leipzig really should dominate it.</p><p><strong>Tips: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">RB Leipzig half-time / full-time at 2.05 (21/20) with Coral</a>; <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">RB Leipzig -1.5 Asian handicap at 1.98 (49/50) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div>
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