Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
After netting nine goals in total in the previous three league matches, Dusseldorf will look to stick to their attacking style of play when they take on Darmstadt on Matchday 28. Dusseldorf are seven points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the home side. All Felix Klaus, Ao Tanaka, Jorrit Hendrix, and Elione Fernandes are out of contention with injuries for the home team.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, are eager to retain top position in the standings. Since the league leaders will go for a victory as well, we are going to bet on both teams to score. Fabian Holland misses out through illness, while fellow defender Frank Ronstadt has yet to recover from a groin problem. In their last meeting at the venue Dusseldorf recorded a 2-1 win over Darmstadt.
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).