Borussia Dortmund vs Darmstadt 98
Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 1-0 to RB Leipzig in the matchday 2 of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season. The 2-1 win over Mainz on the opening day put them 8th in the league table, while their Saturday’ opponent Darmstadt are 11th with the same points.
Darmstadt started the season with a 2-0 loss away to Koln. But they bounced back with a 1-0 win at home over Eintracht Frankfurt on matchday 2. However, scoring goals remains a problem for Darmstadt in the early days of the new season as they failed to score against Koln and needed an injury time goal to see off Frankfurt.
Dortmund vs Darmstadt: Head-to-Head Stats
The only two competitive meetings between the two sides were in the 2015/16 Bundesliga fixtures. Darmstadt earned a 2-2 draw in their trip to Dortmund for the corresponding fixture of last season. While they lost their home fixture by a 2-0 margin.
Dortmund vs Darmstadt: Prediction
Borussia Dortmund were brilliant in the mid-week’s 6-0 Champions League win against Legia Warsaw. They will look to pick off from where they left for and will be keen to get all three points on Saturday afternoon. While Darmstadt are no pushovers. They tend to perform well away from home and they lost just 5 matches on the road last season.
Dortmund were unbeaten at home in the 2015/16 season, winning 15 and drawing 3. And one of those draws were inflicted by Darmstadt. A double chance for the away team to earn a draw/win is priced at 6.50. And it would be worth to put your extra pennies on the same.
Dortmund vs Darmstadt: Bet Tips
Dortmund to win first half at 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score at 2.20 (6/5)
Mario Gotze to score any-time at 2.00 (1/1).
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