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The Bundesliga 2 fixture at Ostseestadion on Sunday will see home side Hansa Rostock welcome guests Darmstadt.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Hansa Rostock v Darmstadt are shown below (including the best match odds).
Hansa Rostock will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 3-0 Bundesliga 2 defeat last time out to Werder Bremen.
In that game, Hansa Rostock managed 42% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, SV Werder Bremen got 21 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Marvin Ducksch (39', 53') and Nicolai Rapp (94') scored for Werder Bremen.
Three or more goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Hansa Rostock have been involved. Opposition teams scored 12 of them in these games while Hansa Rostock managed to get a total of 9. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Going into this encounter, Hansa Rostock haven’t won at home in the past 7 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Darmstadt will come into the clash after a 4-0 Bundesliga 2 win with the downing of Hannover in their last fixture.
In that match, Darmstadt managed 45% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Darmstadt, the scorers were Luca Pfeiffer (21'), Phillip Tietz (45') and Fabian Schnellhardt (70'). On the other side, Hannover 96 got 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Luka Krajnc (87' Own goal) was the scorer for Hannover.
The numbers tell their own story, and Darmstadt have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. In defence, Darmstadt certainly have room for improvement.
Ahead of this meeting, Darmstadt have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these sides was 3rd Liga match day 29 on 15/03/2014 which finished with the scoreline of Hansa Rostock 0-1 Darmstadt.
The match was refereed by Frank Willenborg.
Team News: Hansa Rostock
Tobias Schwede (Calf Injury) and Maurice Litka (Fitness) won’t be able to feature for Hansa Rostock boss Jens Härtel.
Team News: Darmstadt
Darmstadt manager Torsten Lieberknecht has multiple availability issues to deal with. Frank Ronstadt (Corona virus), Tim Skarke (Corona virus) and Aaron Seydel (Achilles tendon surgery) are not able to play.
It seems to us that Darmstadt and Hansa Rostock should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ostseestadion (29,000)
Captain: Markus Kolke
Chairman: Robert Marien
Manager: Jens Härtel
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 13, DFB-Pokal (Second Round)
🔑 Key Man: John Verhoek
Customarily used in the Striker position, John Verhoek was born in Leidschendam, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for FC Dordrecht in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 2 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 5 appearances.