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Paderborn vs Stuttgart betting tips: DFB-Pokal Third Round preview, predictions and odds

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Will Stuttgart keep their DFB-Pokal dreams alive?

Die Schwaben are three-times winners of this competition, most recently doing so in 1997, also beaten in the 2013 final by Bayern Munich.

So far this season, die Roten have narrowly ousted Dynamo Dresden 1-0, before smashing Arminia Bielefeld 6-0 in the second round.

Despite this, Bruno Labbadia’s team are in danger of relegation from the Bundesliga.

Friday night’s 2-1 defeat at RB Leipzig leaves Stuttgart 15th, above the relegation play-off spot by virtue of goal difference alone.

Paderborn meantime are seeking to get back into the top division, having most-recently suffered relegation in 2020.

Robert Leipertz with a 92nd minute winner in that one.

In DFB-Pokal terms, Paderborn have so far smashed Einheit Wernigerode 10-0 and ousted Werder Bremen on penalties.

So now, they’re on the cusp of matching their best-ever run in this competition by reaching the quarter-finals.

Will Stuttgart avoid a mini-upset in North Rhine-Westphalia?


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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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