Darmstadt vs Sandhausen
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 22 July 2022
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor.
Darmstadt were one of the best teams in the German second division the last season and they had missed out on a top-3 finish by a tiny margin of points. Meanwhile, Sandhausen should count their lucky stars, as they hung above the relegation cut-off by a thread.
Sandhausen had remained winless in 24 of their total 34 league games the last season and all along they had let in goals in huge numbers. They have also been a mess on the road for quite some time now and their struggles with defense have accompanied them in these matches as well.
Meanwhile, Darmstadt were level on points with a 3rd placed team the last year and it pains them that they could have had a shot at securing a ticket to the top flight if only their goal difference was slightly better. It also needs to be mentioned that they were just 5 points below the champions.
Going on, they also have a positive head-to-head record against this opponent over the years.
For the reasons, expect a victory for Darmstadt this Friday in front of their home crowd.
Darmstadt vs Sandhausen Head-to-head (h2h)
- Darmstadt had won 2 of the past 3 encounters.
- They had scored 2 or more goals in 4 of the last 5 clashes.
- The past 5 meetings had goals from both teams.
- The latest encounter at this stadium had finished in a 1-1 draw.
Darmstadt vs Sandhausen Prediction & Analysis
Darmstadt were unbeaten in 7 of their past 9 overall fixtures and in the process, they had gone on separate 2-game as well as 3-match winning streaks. Do also note that they had scored 4 or more goals in 3 of their past 5 overall matches.
Moreover, they have also been defeated just thrice at this venue in the past one year and in the process, they had even gone on a 6-fixture winning streak.
On the other hand, Sandhausen were winless in 10 of their past 15 road trips, and they had failed to keep clean sheets in 7 of their previous 8 away matches as well.
Taking into account these observations, as well as the head-to-head superiority of Darmstadt, expect a win for them this Friday.
Tips for Darmstadt vs Sandhausen
Darmstadt to Win @ 1.80
Correct Score: 2-1 Darmstadt @ 9.00.