2019-20 Bundesliga – Paderborn vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Paderborn vs Bayer Leverkusen kick off? Sunday 19th January, 2020 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Paderborn vs Bayer Leverkusen being played? Benteler-Arena

What TV channel is Paderborn vs Bayer Leverkusen 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 Paderborn vs Bayer Leverkusen in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Paderborn vs Bayer Leverkusen?

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

Bayer Leverkusen – https://ticketshop.bayer04.de/SpielAuswahl

What was the score in the last meeting between Paderborn & Bayer Leverkusen? Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Paderborn

THE TEAM NEWS

PADERBORN

  • Paderborn took seven points from their final four games of the year, leaving them just two points behind second-from-bottom Bremen and five points from safety.
  • Striker Srbeny has joined from Premier League side Norwich so coach Baumgart has plenty of options up front, but winger Cauly has left.
  • Left-back Collins is suspended after collecting his fifth booking of the season against Eintracht Frankfurt while second-choice goalkeeper Huth is doubtful because of illness.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Zingerle; Drager, Kilian, Schonlau, Jans; Proger, Gjasula, Vasiliadis, Antwi-Adjei; Michel, Srbeny

Unavailable: Collins (Suspended)

Doubtful: Huth (Illness)

BAYER LEVERKUSEN

  • Bayer Leverkusen had a somewhat inconsistent first half to the season but they currently occupy sixth place, broadly in line with expectations.
  • Bailey completes a three-match ban and left-back Wendell is also suspended after being sent off in the last match against Mainz 05, with Sinkgraven set to replace him.
  • New signing Palacios has carried over a suspension from the Argentinian league and Aranguiz has been ruled out with a calf injury, but right-back Weiser is fit again.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Hradecky; L. Bender, Tah, S. Bender, Sinkgraven; Demirbay, Baumgartlinger; Bellarabi, Havertz, Diaby; Volland

Unavailable: Bailey (Suspended), Wendell (Suspended), Palacios (Suspended), Paulinho (International duty), Aranguiz (Injured)

Doubtful: S. Bender (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Having lost their opening four home games of the campaign, Paderborn's form at the Benteler-Arena has improved slightly with two wins and a draw in their last five. However, they were against other sides in the bottom half of the table and Bayer Leverkusen should have too much for the hosts.

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