2019-20 Bundesliga – Koln vs Paderborn Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Koln vs Paderborn kick off? Sunday 20th October, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Koln vs Paderborn being played? RheinEnergieStadion

What TV channel is Koln vs Paderborn on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Koln vs Paderborn in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Koln vs Paderborn?

Koln – https://fc.de/fc-tickets/ticketnews/

Paderborn – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/scp07/de

What was the score in the last meeting between Koln & Paderborn? Paderborn 3-2 Koln

THE TEAM NEWS

KOLN

  • Koln have taken just one point from their last four matches although they did find their shooting boots when thrashing Viktoria Koln 6-0 in a friendly last week.
  • Dominick Drexler is back in full training after missing the last match against Schalke and should be in the squad, but Matthias Bader and Birger Verstraete are injury doubts.
  • Jorge Mere completes his suspension and fellow centre-back Lasse Sobiech has been ruled out, leaving coach Achim Beierlorzer short of defensive cover.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Horn; Ehizibue, Czichos, Bornauw, Katterbach; Schaub, Skhiri, Hector, Kainz; Terrode, Cordoba

Unavailable: Clemens (Injured), Sobiech (Injured), Jorge Mere (Suspended)

Doubtful: Verstraete (Injured), Drexler (Injured), Bader (Injured)

PADERBORN

  • Four successive defeats have left Paderborn three points adrift at the foot of the Bundesliga table, so they will be determined to get their first win of the campaign here.
  • Centre-back Uwe Hunemeier has been ruled out after sustaining an ankle ligament tear in training so youngster Luca Kilian is set to continue alongside Sebastian Schonlau.
  • Striker Khiry Shelton could miss out after undergoing dental surgery this week, while Leopold Zingerle replaced Jannik Huth in goal against Schalke.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Zingerle; Drager, Schonlau, Kilian, Collins; Cauly, Gjasula, Vasiliadis, Antwi-Adjej; Michel, Zolinski

Unavailable: Hunemeier (Injured)

Doubtful: Shelton (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

This match could be described as an early relegation six-pointer. Paderborn have registered a measly one point this season but they have at least scored in all seven of their games. Koln also have no shortage of firepower in attack and both teams will be going for the win here.

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