Sandhausen vs Darmstadt
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald (Sandhausen).
Sandhausen host Darmstadt in a highly-important relegation six-pointer on Friday evening at BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald. The hosts had a very complicated schedule with three clashes against top-half sides so far this year. Nevertheless, they still showed decent set of displays in each of these three outings even though they claimed just three points in the process.
Local fans can clearly recognize the rise in form under Uwe Koschinat who took charge of the team in October last year. Sandhausen made a poor kick off to the season and they were main candidates for relegation, but the arrival of Koschinat brought defensive stability as the team now hold the relegation play-offs position coming into this tie.
Sandhausen offered the best performance of the season in the previous home tie against 8th-placed Bochum (an impressive 3-0 victory). It’s certainly the kind of showing the hosts are going to build ahead of Friday’s home tie with bottom-half rivals Darmstadt.
Sandhausen vs Darmstadt: Head-to-head
Teams shared spoils in two separate 1-1 draws in last two head to head encounters.
Both teams scored in five of past six head to head meetings.
Darmstadt lead the H2H tie by two victories coming into 10th clash against Sandhausen.
Sandhausen vs Darmstadt: Prediction
The Lilies began the year with a 2-1 victory over 5th-placed St. Pauli, but they failed to back up such performance losing following two ties against Duisburg and Heidenheim in upcoming weeks. Dirk Schuster’s men were too easy to break down in latest matches as they shipped five goals in back-to-back defeats in last two rounds.
Sandhausen have two predators in the final third in the likes of Fabian Schleusener and Andrew Wooten who combined the total of 15 goals so far in the season. We will back the hosts to clinch a victory and score at least two goals past the vulnerable defense of Darmstadt. You can also try with the Both Teams To Score option at 1.90 knowing five of last six H2H encounters saw goals scored at both ends.
Sandhausen vs Darmstadt: Bet Tips
Sandhausen to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Sandhausen Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50 (6/4).