Darmstadt vs Hoffenheim: Preview and Prediction

Darmstadt vs Hoffenheim
German Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 20th September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor, Darmstadt.

Darmstadt were thrashed 6-0 by Borussia Dortmnund in their last round Bundesliga fixture. They earned a narrow 1-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt in the previous round, while lost 2-0 away at Koln in the opening matchday. Goal scoring remains a major worry for Darmstadt as they managed just 1 goal from their three matches so far. And their Tuesday’s opponent Hoffenheim is an attacking oriented side and they might need more than one goal to settle this tie.

Hoffenheim managed to hold Wolfsburg to a goal-less draw on the weekend. The have drawn in each of the three matches this season and will be looking for the first win of the season when they take the short trip to Darmstadt. Their only away match so far this season witnessed 8 goals, when Hoffenheim crawled back from 3 goals down to hold Mainz for a 4-4 draw.

Darmstadt vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-Head Stats

Darmstadt won the corresponding league fixture of last season by a 2-0 margin. While the away leg at Hoffenheim end in a 0-0 stalemate.

The previous competitive meetings between these two sides can be dated back to their time together in Regional liga from 2001 to 2007. The teams share 4 wins and 2 draws from 10 meetings during the period.

The 6 home matches of Darmstadt against Hoffenheim from 2001 to 2016 saw 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.

Darmstadt vs Hoffenheim: Prediction

As previously mentioned, scoring goals remain the main problem for Darmstadt. Sandro Wagner scored 14 goals form them last season and he is now wearing the colours of Hoffenheim. None of their strikers have managed to get into the score sheet so far, with the only goal this season coming from defender Sandro Sirigu.

While Hoffenheim could deploy a more attacking oriented formation than they did against Wolfsburg in the weekend. They have already scored 6 goals this season, but their defending is also a problem. They will be coming here with the hope of taking all three points. And I do believe they could edge a win here and the odds of 2.10 come at good value.

Darmstadt vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips

Hoffenheim to win at 2.10 (11/10)
Hoffenheim to score Over 1.5 goals at 2.10 (11/10).

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