Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Darmstadt will look to retain top position when they face Braunschweig on Matchday 20. The league leaders proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Regensburg (2-0) and Sandhausen (4-0), and it is no wonder the odds for home triumph have been dropping. A man to watch in the home team will be Mathias Honsak, who scored a brace in the DFB Pokal loss to Eintracht Frankfurt, whereas all Patric Pfeiffer, Matthias Bader, Klaus Gjasula, and Aaron Seydel remain in the recovery room.
The Lions, on the other hand, did well to beat promotion-chasing Heidenheim 2-0 in front of home fans, but given their modest away record in the 2022/2023 season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. As for the visiting team, all Luc Ihorst, Filip Benkovic, Brian Behrendt, and Philipp Strompf are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Darmstadt):
SV Darmstadt 98 are a professional football club that compete in the German Bundesliga. Darmstadt were founded in 1898 and the club’s original name was FC Olympia Darmstadt. In 1905 the club changed its’ name to Sportvererien Darmstadt 98. Die Lilien (The Lilies) play their home games at Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor and the capacity of the ground is 17,000.
After spending 33 years in lower leagues, Darmstadt competed in the German Bundesliga in the 2015/2016 campaign, with the team finishing the season in 14th place in the standings, just two points clear of the relegation zone. Die Lilien wear blue shirts and white shorts and their main rivals are Kickers Offenbach.
The likes of Bruno Labbadia, Gino Lettieri, Zivojin Juskic, Kosta Runjaic, Lothar Buchmann are some of the most famous coaches that used to be in charge of the team in the past. It has to be noted that Darmstadt have won the Hesse Cup seven times (1966, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013).