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Fortuna Dusseldorf make the trip to Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Sunday for the Bundesliga 2 game with home team Darmstadt.
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Darmstadt enter this fixture following on from a 1-1 Bundesliga 2 tied result vs Eintracht Braunschweig.
In that game, Darmstadt had 48% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Darmstadt was Victor Pálsson (13'). For their opponents, Eintracht Braunschweig had 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Nick Proschwitz (17') was the scorer for Eintracht Braunschweig.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Darmstadt have shown defensive steel. In fact, Darmstadt have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals on the way.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against VfL Bochum in Bundesliga 2 competition, Fortuna Dusseldorf and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Fortuna Dusseldorf managed 41% possession and 18 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. VfL Bochum got 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Simon Zoller (12'), Gerrit Holtmann (35') and Soma Novothny (87') scored for VfL Bochum.
Looking at their form, and Fortuna Dusseldorf have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals in total. In defence, Fortuna have not been doing too well. Regardless, we must now wait to see whether that pattern shall be sustained in this upcoming game.
Heading into this contest, Fortuna Dusseldorf are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 10 on 04/12/2020 when it ended Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-2 Darmstadt.
The referee was Patrick Alt.
Team News: Darmstadt
Aaron Seydel (Achilles tendon surgery), Mathias Wittek (Fitness), Lars Lukas Mai (Thigh Problems) and Florian Stritzel (Hand fracture) will not be taking part for Darmstadt manager Markus Anfang. Victor Pálsson will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Fortuna Dusseldorf
Due to a fully healthy group ready to go, Fortuna Dusseldorf boss Uwe Rösler does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this match.
We’re of the opinion that Fortuna Dusseldorf and Darmstadt should play out a closely-fought contest here.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We therefore see a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor (17,400)
Captain: Fabian Holland
Chairman: Klaus Rüdiger Fritsch
Manager: Markus Anfang
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 12
⭐ Star Man: Tobias Kempe
Normally playing in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Tobias Kempe was born in Wesel , Germany. After having played his first senior match for SV Werder Bremen II in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Midfielder has accumulated 8 league goals in this Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 24 appearances.