Darmstadt vs Greuther Furth
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor (Darmstadt).
Greuther Furth well confounded their pre-season expectations with a strong series of results in the opening ten fixtures of the new campaign. They won five, drew 4 and lost just 1 so far, a record which is enough to see them sit comfortable at the second place of the league ladder coming into Friday’s trip to Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor for the Darmstadt clash.
The story is completely opposite with the Lilies who don’t seem to be pulling up any trees at the start of the new 2. Bundesliga season. Dirk Schuster’s job is already rumoured to be on the line and the German manager will be desperate to see his men bouncing back from a horrendous streak of results.
Darmstadt did end a desperate four-loss streak by holding Jahn Regensburg to a 1-1 draw after the international break. However, they still have a long way to go to try and join the battle for the top half of the standings being winless in six consecutive league outings.
Darmstadt vs Greuther Furth Head-to-head
The draw was the most frequent of scenarios happening in three of six head to head games between the two teams.
Darmstadt only managed to win one in the process.
The Lilies are, however, unbeaten in last three encounters against Furth, two of which ended without a winner.
Three of more goals were seen in only one of last five H2H affairs.
Darmstadt vs Greuther Furth Prediction
The lack of meticulousness at the back was the main problem for Dirk Schuster and his men so far in the season. The Lilies allowed as many as 13 goals in last five matches. They shipped four on two separate occasions along.
It will be the music to the ears of Furth’s attacking line-up led by Daniel Keita-Ruel. The Frenchman, who enjoys his role of a sole striker in a 3-5-1-1 formation, bagged six goals in ten games so far. The visitors will come into this off the back of a 2-3 away win over Arminia Bielefeld and they seem to have what it takes to exploit the obvious holes in Darmstadt’s defense on the occasion.
Darmstadt vs Greuther Furth Bet Tips
Furth or Draw @ 1.72 (8/11)
Furth Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.25 (9/4).