Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Stadion im Borussia-Park pits together Borussia M’gladbach and Darmstadt. Die Fohlen played out back-to-back draws with the likes of Augsburg and Wolfsburg in previous two league fixtures and, as a result, they will miss out on a place in the Europa League. Borussia M’gladbach’s pride will be at stake when they take on Darmstadt on the last day of the season and we predict that the hosts will take the game seriously. The Lilies failed to avoid relegation to 2. Bundesliga, but it has to be noted that they produced a couple of thrilling performances in the 2016/2017 season. Darmstadt, though, struggle on the travels and they are unlikely to grab something from Saturday’s match against Borussia M’gladbach. In their last meeting at Stadion im Borussia-Park die Fohlen recorded a 3-2 win over the Lilies and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Kramer):
Christoph Kramer is a German midfielder born in Solingen on 19 February 1991, and he is most famous for helping Germany lift the 2014 World Cup trophy. The defensive midfielder came to prominence after signing for Bayer Leverkusen, but it was the loan spells with VFL Bochum and Borussia M’gladbach that seriously aided his development. Kramer received a surprise call up to Joachim Low’s World Cup squad, and he made a total of three appearances in Brazil, even starting the final against Argentina. The midfielder, however, suffered a concussion just after the half hour mark and he later confessed that he couldn’t remember anything from the most important game in his career. Kramer remained a member of the Germany national team, making three appearances in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, and there is plenty of time for him to represent the country at another major tournament, playing a more important role than the one he had at the 2014 World Cup.
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).