Kaiserslautern vs Darmstadt
2.Bundesliga – Season 2017/18
Date: Friday, 4th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Fritz Walter Stadion (Kaiserslautern).
The woes continue at Kaiserslautern after a humiliating 3-0 away defeat at FC Nurnberg on the opening day of the season. Nothing changed from the team that finished 13th in the league last season. A clear indication that the head-coach Norbert Meier has plenty of work to do to avoid another horrendous campaign.
Meanwhile, Darmstadt started their life in the second division with a solid win at Greuther Furth. The manager Torsten Frings will be quite content with his team’s display, especially the discipline showed by the defensive unit.
Kaiserslautern vs Darmstadt: Head-to-head
The lone meetings between the two sides happened during the 2014/15 season in the second division. The corresponding fixture at the Fritz Walter Stadion was a goal-less draw. While the return leg was an absolute thriller won by Darmstadt 3-2.
Kaiserslautern vs Darmstadt: Prediction
Despite all their troubles in recent seasons, Kaiserslautern still boast of a decent record while playing in front of their home fans. They lost just 4 of their 17 matches last season and were ranked 5th in the home table. They conceded just 9 goals and bagged 11 clean sheets in the process.
This is a clear indication on a difficult outing for Darmstadt. And one must back the home team to take something from this game.
Kaiserslautern vs Darmstadt: Bet Tips
FT – Under 2.5 goals for 1.54 odds is a banker.
Draw no Bet – Kaiserslautern for 1.73 odds with Betway.