Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Karlsruher, Darmstadt will look to retain top position in the standings when they take on Holstein Kiel on Sunday. The Lilywhites are on the right track to secure Bundesliga promotion, but boss Torsten Lieberknecht must warn his men against complacency. Magnus Warming is a major doubt, while all Oscar Vilhelmsson, Fabian Holland, and Frank Ronstadt remain on the sidelines.
The hosts, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the table with 40 points on their account. Considering that Kiel head into the season finale with the lack of motivation, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders. Timo Becker is banned for the match, while all Benedikt Pichler, Aleksandar Ignjovski, and Tim Schreiber miss out with injuries. You should know that Darmstadt are undefeated in the previous five meetings with Holstein Kiel in all competitions.
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).