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Darmstadt head to Europa-Park Stadion on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 clash with hosts Freiburg.
Our Freiburg v Darmstadt predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Freiburg will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-1 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against RB Leipzig.
In that match, Freiburg had 37% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Freiburg was Merlin Röhl (45'). For their opponents, RB Leipzig had 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. Xavi Simons (6'), Loïs Openda (79') and Christoph Baumgartner (80') scored for RB Leipzig.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Freiburg have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Freiburg have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 12 goals along the way. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, though.
Ahead of this clash, Freiburg are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Previously, Darmstadt drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Mainz.
In that game, Darmstadt had 56% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Mainz 05 got 11 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Darmstadt have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 16 goals in all. At the back, Darmstadt can certainly do much better.
Head to head
The last league clash between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 31 on 29/04/2017 which finished with the scoreline of Darmstadt 3-0 Freiburg.
In that match, Darmstadt managed 42% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The goals were scored by Felix Platte (22'), Jérôme Gondorf (45') and Sven Schipplock (65').
Freiburg got 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Benjamin Cortus.
Team News: Freiburg
Maximilian Philipp (Acromioclavicular joint dislocation), Lukas Kübler (Broken toe), Merlin Röhl (Achilles tendon problems), Yannik Keitel (Adductor pain), Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (Cruciate ligament tear), Christian Günter (Broken arm), Roland Sallai (Muscle injury) and Max Rosenfelder (Patellar tendon problems) are unavailable for Freiburg boss Christian Streich.
Team News: Darmstadt
Darmstadt boss Torsten Lieberknecht has not got a full squad to pick from. Braydon Manu (Ankle injury) and Fabio Torsiello (Hamstring injury) are not able to play. Christoph Klarer is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In this match, Freiburg have it within them to score more than once when they meet Darmstadt, who won’t find it easy to score themselves.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Freiburg at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Europa-Park Stadion (34,700)
Captain: Christian Günter
Chairman: Eberhard Fugmann
Manager: Christian Streich
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 8, Europa League (Group A)
⭐ Key Player: Vincenzo Grifo
Generally played in the Left Wing position, Vincenzo Grifo was born in Pforzheim, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Hoffenheim in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 11 appearances.