Our match prediction:
Darmstadt have fought bravely to avoid slipping below the dotted line, and considering they now sit four points above 16th-placed Werder, the newcomers will not be too concerned by the latest poor run of results. However, with Borussia Dortmund coming to town, they obviously need to show massive improvement if they want to avoid fourth straight home defeat, with Hertha, Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen having previously won at Merck-Station am Bollenfalltor. Borussia Dortmund have been quite relentless after the winter break, winning eight of nine games in all competitions and only sharing spoils with Hertha. The Millionaires have now won six matches in a row, keeping four clean sheets in last five, so it doesn’t seem too difficult to predict that they will extend the run against out of form Darmstadt. The reverse fixture may have ended in 2-2 draw, but don’t expect any surprises this time out.
Highligted Player (Hummels):
The German central defender Mats Hummels soccer since 1995 in the youth of Bayern Munich. At this club in 2007 he makes his debut in professional football but the real breakthrough to rival Borussia Dortmund. After just one game in the first team to have played Bayren Munich leaves Hummels in 2008 first on a rental basis, later permanently to another German club, Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund paid the club from Munich in 2009 a transfer fee of 4 million euros. In the 2010-2011 season playing Hummels in the base and he stands out with its excellent playmaking, tackles and defensive actions. Mats comes to 32 league matches, scoring five goals and win the league title with Borussia. He is then seen as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga. The league title is won in the 2011-2012 season. This time with 81 points, an absolute Bundesliga record.Mats Hummels plays his first match for Germany on May 13, 2010. He is the game in the second half for Serdar Tasci when playing at home against England (3-0). During the Euro 2012 play Hummels all matches. Germany is in the semi-final by Italy (1-2).
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).