Bayern Munich open this Tuesday, February 6, the quarterfinals of the 2017/2018 German Cup. He will face Paderborn from 3.30 pm (Brasília time). The game will be played at the Benteler Arena in Padeborn.
In the competition, the settings are made in a single match. Thus, if there was a tie there will be an extension of 30 minutes and, with equality remaining, the definition of who will advance to the semifinals will be made through penalties.
The recent performance of Paderborn
Paderborn is the only one of the eight teams that remained in contention for the cup that does not dispute the Bundesliga. He is in the Third Division of the German Championship. On Saturday, February 3, as a visitor, they drew 1-1 with Sonnehof Grossaspach reaching an unbeaten run of six games (four wins and two draws).
With 51 points (16 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses), he leads the fight for two straight Bundesliga 2 spots. Having left 15 rounds to go, he is eight points clear in comparison with third-placed Wehen.
The Third Division also offers to the third place the right to play the recap to get a seat in the Second. In that case, the Padeborn is even quieter. He has 11 points ahead of Hansa Rostock, fourth placed.
In the German Cup, the team made their debut in the first round when, at home, beat St. Pauli by 2 to 1. Then their victim was Bochum, who took 2 to 0. Having the opportunity to act for the third once in their dominions, beat Ingolstadt 1-0 in the round of 16.
The current form of Bayern Munich
In the German Cup, the big teams do not have privileges like they happen in other tournaments of this type in the main European countries. Thus, Bayern also opened their first round. As a visitor, he thrashed Chemnitzer 5-0.
Then the draws were not as generous as for the Padeborn side. He faced Leizpig, the Bundesliga runner-up, at his rival’s home. After a tie in regulation time (1 to 1) and in the extension (0 to 0), the team of Munich won when taking the best in the decision by penalties.
In the round of 16, he had the right to play at home for the first time. However, it was against Borussia Dortmund, the current champion of the German Cup and responsible for his elimination in the season. He gave the change winning by 2 to 1.
In the Bundesliga, the situation is even more quiet. On Saturday, February 3, Bayern, as visitors, passed through Mainz without major difficulties. He scored 2 to 0 increasing to 12 his series of consecutive victories (ten in official games and two friendly ones).
With 53 points (17 wins, two draws and two losses), he leads the German Championship with 18 points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen and Leipzig, his closest pursuers. With his return to the European Champions League, where he will face Turkey’s Besiktas in the round of 16 on 20 February, coach Jupp Heynckes is likely to promote the relay cast by giving players some rest headlines on Tuesday.
In addition, you also need to manage medical problems. They are in the infirmary the goalkeepers Manuel Neuer (three games in German Championship 2017/2018) and Christian Fruchti (without performances); and Thiago Alcântara (nine games, one goal), Javi Martinez (19 matches, one goal) and Arturo Vidal (17 matches, six goals).
History of the bouts between Paderborn and Bayern Munich
The teams have had three previous meetings and all of them have been beaten by Bayern. The first was in the 2001/2002 season and also won the German Cup. As a visitor, the Munich team thrashed by 5-1. The other two were in the brief passage of Padeborn for the First Division of the German Championship. At home, he was beaten by 6 to 0. Out, picked up from 4 to 0.
Although he works with a mixed team and away from home, the technical superiority of Bayern Munich is so great that even the possibility of a risky guess should not be considered. The option for the Bavarians is the best and has a price of 1.12 on Bet365. Draw pays 9.50 and success of the constituents pays 17.00 for each real bet. Quotations in force at 9:38 AM on 2/5/2018.