Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After failing to spoil Eintracht Frankfurt’s party at Deutsche Bank Park, Darmstadt will look to give fans some cheer when they face Union Berlin in their first home game of the season. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but midfielder Mathias Honsak remains on the sidelines with an ankle problem. Defender Matej Maglica is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The capital club, on the other hand, kicked off the new domestic campaign with a thrilling 4-1 win over Mainz. Union Berlin are a more experienced side than the newcomers and we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s encounter. Both Janik Haberer and Lucas Tousart are major doubts, while Andras Schafer and Rani Khedira continue to miss out through injuries, when it comes to the visiting side.
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).