Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Darmstadt and St. Pauli, the two top-table sides, face each other in a highly-anticipated clash at Merck-Stadion am Bollenfallor. Die Lilien are eager to secure promotion to the Bundesliga, but they are nine points behind top three ahead of the visit of St. Pauli. Darmstadt failed to find the net in the previous two league fixtures, meaning that home win should not be considered.
The club based in the suburbs of Hamburg, on the other hand, proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over ten-man Nurnberg. St. Pauli are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but given their away record in the German second tier, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. When the two teams met in Hamburg earlier this term Darmstadt recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over St. Pauli, and yet another low-scoring affair is on the horizon.
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).