Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Darmstadt welcome Mainz to their Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor in what is expected to be a close Bundesliga encounter. The Lilywhites do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team extending their losing run to three games against Bochum and given their shaky defence, home win should not be considered. To make things even worse for the home side, all Matej Maglica, Klaus Gjasula, and Fabian Holland are banned for the match.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, gave fans some cheer at the weekend, with the team beating star-studded Leipzig 2-0 in front of home fans. As Mainz footballers have regained a much-needed confidence, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. The likes of Silvan Widmer, Brajan Gruda, Stefan Bell, Nelson Weiper, Andreas Hanche-Olsen, Jonathan Burkardt, and Joshua Guilavogui are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Dominik Kohr):
Dominik Kohr is a product of Bayer Leverkusen’s youth school. The German midfielder was born in Tier on 31 January, 1994 and he made eight appearances for the Bundesliga side at senior level. He spent the 2014/2015 season on loan at Augsburg, playing 34 games for the club in the German elite division and his loan was made permanent at the end of the season (18 June, 2015).
He scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg. Kohr has four caps for Germany U20 and he played for the U18 and the U19 teams in the past as well. Dominik Kohr is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder and a centre back as well.
He has a contract with Augsburg which expires on 30 June, 2019. Kohr played 26 games for Augsburg in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.
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).