Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Borussia M’gladbach will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich when they take on Darmstadt in the Bundesliga round 21. Die Fohlen are eager to put an end to their three-match winless run and they are surely capable of matching the Lilywhites in front of home fans. Ko Itakura is back from suspension, while all Alassane Plea, Tomas Cvancara, Patrick Hermann, Lukas Ullrich, Hannes Wolf, and Jonas Omlin continue to miss out with injuries.
Darmstadt, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only 11 points on their account. The rock-bottom side have suffered three defeats in the previous four league matches, meaning that Borussia M’gladbach will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. As for the away team, both Thomas Isherwood and Julian Justvan are major doubts, while the likes of Matej Maglica, Gerrit Holtmann, Fabian Nurnberger, Clemens Riedel, Mathias Honsak, Fraser Hornby, and Braydon Manu are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Marvin Friedrich):
Marvin Friedrich is a product of FSC Guxhagen football school. The German footballer played for the likes of OSC Vellmar, Paderborn and Schalke during his youth career as well before making his senior debut with die Knappen.
Marvin Friedrich scored 4 goals in 30 appearances for Schalke B before he started playing for the senior team. The German defender made his Bundesliga debut on September 13, 2014 in a 4-1 loss to Borussia M’gladbach. Nowadays Friedrich plays for Union Berlin as he signed a permanent deal with the Bundesliga side on July 5, 2019. His main position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as both left and right back as well.
Friedrich’s contract with Union Berlin expires on June 30, 2022. The versatile defender has yet to make his debut with the Germany senior team, but he has four caps with Germany U20 and three with Germany U19 respectively.
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).