On Friday, September 22, 2023, we are waiting for a football match – Magdeburg vs Paderborn. It’s a Germany 2. Bundesliga and we look forward to an exciting game. Our team prepared a match prediction with potentially good betting odds and is happy to share it with you.

Magdeburg vs Paderborn: What To Anticipate

Magdeburg unexpectedly entered the cohort of teams that will fight for promotion to the Bundesliga this season. The Christian Tilz team has made a very confident start to the new Bundesliga 2 season, scoring 11 points in the opening 6 rounds of the tournament.

“Der Blau” will face a team that was predicted to be in the top group, but so far the hosts of the Benteler-Arena are much lower than expected at the start. Now Lukas Kwasniok’s wards are much closer to relegation from the second division than to the zone of access to the German championship.

1. FC Magdeburg

Magdeburg is currently in 5th place in 2. Bundesliga, which was hard to expect from them after finishing 11th last season. It’s also worth remembering that Magdeburg was in the third-strongest division of the German championship two years ago, so this jump indicates the team’s dramatic progress over the past two years.

“Der Blau started the season with a convincing victory against Holstein Kiel, another potential promotion contender, defeating the opponent on the road with a score of 2:4. This was followed by a draw against powerful St. Pauli and an incredible home match against Hertha, in which the hosts managed to win 6-4.


The previous away game against Schalke 04 was no less spectacular. Magdeburg got off to a great start with two goals from Silas Gnaka by the 27th minute – 0:2. The game was on a back-and-forth and in the 40th minute Sebastian Polter took advantage of a mistake by the visitors’ defense and scored one goal – 1:2 in the first half. 

The show continued in the second half. Although the teams started the second half with rather sluggish football, it lasted only until the 62nd minute, when Derry Murkin equalized the score. Barely 5 minutes passed, and Christian Tilz’s men were already ahead again – Connor Krempicki scored a goal to make it 2:3. However, Krempicki’s goal was the last positive episode for the guests in this match, as Thomas Ouwejan scored a beautiful free kick in the 69th minute, and Sebastian Polter brought Schalke 04 victory in the 79th minute, successfully converting a penalty kick. The penalty cost Der Blau not only the points but also the presence of Daniel Heber at the 1. FC Magdeburg vs Paderborn match, as the defender will miss this game due to an earned red card. The result: 4-3 in favor of Schalke.

SC Paderborn 07

The visitors finished the previous four matches with the same score – 1-2, but only half of these matches were won by the team from Paderborn.

First, Lukas Kwasniok and his team traveled to Fortuna, where they managed to bring back 3 points. Then there was a home match against Kaiserslautern and a trip to Holstein Kiel, which ended in defeat. The team corrected this unfortunate two-match losing streak in the previous match against the newcomer Bundesliga 2 Wehen from Wiesbaden

The game at the Benteler-Arena did not start so rosy for the hosts, as they had to play back from the 22nd minute, thanks to a goal by Kianz Froese. SC Paderborn 07 had a hard time creating chances in the first half, which is confirmed by the statistics – 1 shot on goal in the first 45 minutes.


If it didn’t work out in the first half, then in the second half everything went exactly as the hosts needed. Within 6 minutes after the resumption of the game, Sebastian Klaas scored a goal, and 9 minutes later he assisted Niclas Tibor Nadj – 2: 1 in the 60th minute. Then the teams calmed down a bit, however, at the very end, Paderborn had to try very hard in defense, as the guests were very close to equalizing the score.

This victory allowed SC Paderborn to win their second victory of the season and move up to 14th place in the 2 Bundesliga standings.

Magdeburg vs Paderborn: Head-to-Head

Despite such a great performance, Magdeburg and Paderborn have not been very productive in recent matches. Over the previous three matches, both teams scored only 3 goals, but this time, they could change such ‘tradition’.

Magdeburg – Paderborn H2H
2022/23 Season
1. FC Magdeburg00SC Paderborn 07
SC Paderborn 07011. FC Magdeburg
2021/22 Season
1. FC Magdeburg11SC Paderborn 07

1. FC Magdeburg vs SC Paderborn 07: Possible Lineups

The problem for the guests before the match Magdeburg vs Paderborn is the absence of two important attacking players, namely Filip Bilbija and Robert Leipetz, as they are both still in the hospital. Magdeburg has no such serious injury problems, but the next game will be without Daniel Heber, who will miss the match due to a red card.

Magdeburg vs Paderborn Lineups
1. FC MagdeburgSC Paderborn 07
GoalkeepersDominik ReimannJannik Huth
DefendersLeon Bell Bell, Jamie Lawrence, Daniel Elfadli, Mohammed El HankouriRaphael Obermair, Marcel Hoffmeier, Jannis Heuer, Laurin Curda
MidfieldersJean Hugonet, Daniel Elfadli, Silas GnakaMattes Hansen, Kai Klefisch, Florent Muslija, Sebastian Klaas
ForwardsJason Ceka, Jan Luca Schuler, Baris AtikFelix Platte, Niclas Tibor Nadj

Magdeburg vs Paderborn: Match Prediction

Magdeburg usually starts the match very confidently and if the matches ended after the first 45 minutes, the hosts would have more points. This is definitely not the case with Paderborn, who have a hard time getting their act together in the first half of the match.

Magdeburg vs Paderborn prediction: 1. FC Magdeburg to win first half with odds at 2.5 or 1. FC Magdeburg over 1.5 goals with odds at 1.72.