Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Sandhausen and Braunschweig, Darmstadt will look to climb to promotion places when they host Hansa Rostock to their Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor on Matchday 4. The Lilywhites are seen as one of the main candidates for promotion, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to meet the goal. Sweden teenager Oscar Wilhelmsson is pushing for a rare start after scoring the winner at the weekend, while all Clemens Riedel, Mathias Honsak, and Thomas Isherwood should miss out with injuries.
Hansa, on the other hand, have never defeated Darmstadt on the road, and despite being in a fine form of late, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing Lilywhites, who have turned their Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor into a real fortress. All Thomas Meissner, Frederic Ananou, and Maurice Litka are sidelined with injuries for the away team.