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Darmstadt will arrive at Volksparkstadion on Friday for the Bundesliga 2 fixture with hosts Hamburg.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Hamburg v Darmstadt can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Hamburg prepare for this match following a 3-3 Bundesliga 2 drawn result against Hannover.
In that game, Hamburg managed 43% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hamburg was Aaron Hunt (14', 34', 50'). Hannover 96 got 10 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Genki Haraguchi (56', 84') and Marvin Ducksch (68') scored for Hannover.
Over their preceding six games, Daniel Thioune's Hamburg have found the net 10 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.67.
Leading up to this clash, Hamburg:
- have not lost a league tie with Darmstadt in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 7 home league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Fortuna Dusseldorf in Bundesliga 2 action, Darmstadt and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Darmstadt had 54% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The scorer for Darmstadt was Serdar Dursun (37'). For their opponents, Fortuna Düsseldorf got 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Luka Krajnc (20') and Dawid Kownacki (62') scored for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Darmstadt have regularly broken through opposing defences of late, scoring 11 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Markus Anfang will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Darmstadt have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same clashes. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained here.
Ahead of this meeting, Darmstadt haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 22/04/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Hamburg winning 2 of those games, Darmstadt 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 20 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 10 of them from Hamburg and 10 created by Darmstadt. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league contest between the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 11 on 12/12/2020 when it ended Darmstadt 1-2 Hamburg.
The referee was Nicolas Winter.
Team News: Hamburg
Hamburg manager Daniel Thioune will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from. Amadou Onana cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Darmstadt
Darmstadt manager Markus Anfang has some current player fitness concerns. Lars Lukas Mai (Thigh Problems), Florian Stritzel (Hand fracture), Aaron Seydel (Achilles tendon surgery) and Mathias Wittek (Fitness) will miss out on this game.
We feel that in this game, Hamburg should really be able to score a couple when they face Darmstadt, who could well struggle scoring a goal of their own.
Our selection here is for a controlled 2-0 winning score for Hamburg by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volksparkstadion (57,000)
Captain: Tim Leibold
Chairman: Bernd Hoffmann
Manager: Daniel Thioune
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 3
⭐ Star Player: Simon Terodde
Generally used in the Striker position, Simon Terodde was born in Bocholt, Germany. Having played his first senior match for Duisburg in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 20 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 26 appearances.