Our football match prediction:
Wolfsburg were regarded as underdogs in Saturday’s football game against Leipzig, but they managed to beat both the odds and the Red Bulls on Matchday 24. The Wolves put an end to their three-game winless run in the league, but their Bundesliga status is still in danger. Andries Jonker’s troops need to keep on making progress and a win over Darmstadt would definitely give them a confidence boost. It has to be noted that Wolfsburg recorded three wins in previous five home fixtures in the national championship. Their next rivals Darmstadt did well to defeat Mainz on home soil at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Volkswagen Arena clash. Darmstadt’s performance on the road leave a lot to be desired and you should bear in mind that they suffered a loss in each of their 11 away fixtures in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign. Mario Gomez scored the winner against Leipzig and we predict that the opposition defenders will have their work cut out for them when facing the former Bayern Munich attacker.
Highligted Player (Mario Gomez):
Mario Gomez started his senior career at Stuttgart. He played scored 63 goals in 121 league appearances for the club and he played for the reserve team as well (43/21). In 2009 he signed a four-year deal with fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich and he won two domestic titles with the mighty Bavarians (2009/2010, 2012/2013). In 2013 he clinched the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the title game. Mario Gomez was part of Germany 2010 World Cup squad that won the bronze medal at the showpiece tournament in South Africa and he played for Joachim Low’s team at the 2016 European Championship finals. The German attacker spent the 2015/2016 season on loan at Besiktas and he joined Wolfsburg in the summer of 2016. Mario Gomez has a contract with the Wolves which expires on 30 June 2019. He was born on 10 July, 1985 in Riedlingen, Germany.
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).