Our football match prediction:
Wolfsburg have been struggling in Bundesliga ever since Belgian ace Kevin De Bruyne left the club. The club chiefs managed to keep hold of German star Julian Draxler in the summer transfer window, but new signing Mario Gomez has been struggling to find his goal-scoring touch at the start of the season. As a result, the Wolves sit in the danger zone in the Bundesliga standings and they are on a six-match winless run in the German top flight ahead of the trip to Darmstadt. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and a close encounter appears on the horizon. Darmstadt have yet to suffer a loss on home soil this season and, taking everything into account, we predict that the two sides should share the spoils in Saturday’s football match. Mario Gomez should keep his place in the starting line-up despite failing to impress in a 1-0 loss to Leipzig at the weekend.
Highligted Player (Dominik Stroh-Engel):
Dominik Stroh-Engel was born on 27 November, 1985 and he started his youth career at Bublingshausen. He played for Burgsolms during his youth career as well and in 2003 he joined SC Waldgirmes. Two years later he signed a deal with Eintracht Frankfurt, but he mostly played for the reserve team between 2005 and 2007. After spending several seasons at Wehen Wiesbaden and Babelsberg, Dominik Stroh-Engel moved to SV Darmstadt 98 at the end of the 2012/2013 season. The German attacker made 34 league appearances for Darmstadt in the 2013/2014 season, scoring no less than 27 goals in the German third division. He helped the club move to 2. Bundesliga, but he was not as successful in the 2014/2015 season, netting just nine goals in 33 appearances for die Lillien. Anyhow, Darmstadt secured promotion to the German elite division, but it has to be noted that Stroh-Engel failed to find the net in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. Dominik wears number 9 on his shirt.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002. It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation. You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.