Paderborn resumed their league campaign with a 0-0 draw at Fortuna Dussseldorf which left them still stranded at the bottom of the table standings. Meanwhile, the next opponents Hoffenheim fell 3-0 at home to Hertha BSC and are now ninth in the league table. The draw at Fortuna became Paderborn's seventh straight league game without a victory. The team is equally struggling at home where they have lost all of their last four matches in all competitions. However, the team has had some scoring luck and have had at least one goal in eight of their last nine home games. In terms of goals scored, six of Paderborn's last seven games have had over 2.5 goals netted and all seven games had goals by both opponents.
Hoffenheim will be taking the trip to Paderborn eager to register their first win in six league matches. They are playing fairly well on the road with five league wins this season but have gone three without a win, earning just two points. Four of their last five away league game s have seen under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Even with a home advantage, it is unlikely that Paderborn will have worked out a strategy that could help them rise over Hoffenheim in this game. The goals may be few but Hoffenheim will surely carry the day.