The Bundesliga 2 fixture at Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Friday sees home team Darmstadt welcome opponents Karlsruhe.
All Darmstadt v Karlsruhe game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Darmstadt will be looking for an improved result here after the 3-2 Bundesliga 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of St. Pauli.
For Darmstadt, the scorers were Tim Skarke (64') and Serdar Dursun (66'). Guido Burgstaller (26', 82') and Omar Marmoush (62') scored for St. Pauli.
Darmstadt have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, but they’ve also found ways to convert their own chances into goals. Looking at their last 6 games, Darmstadt have been punished defensively in 5 of them in addition to getting on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
After tasting defeat last time out to Nuremberg in Bundesliga 2 competition, Karlsruhe will be hoping to turn things around here.
Mats Møller Dæhli (90') was the scorer for Nuremberg.
Christian Eichner's Karlsruhe have turned their attacks into goals 7 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during that period equals 5.
Pre-game facts show that Karlsruhe:
- have not won against Darmstadt when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 28/11/2014, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Darmstadt winning 2 of those games, Karlsruhe 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A sum of 13 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for Darmstadt and 7 being from Karlsruhe. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 6 on 01/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Karlsruhe 3-4 Darmstadt.
The referee was Arne Aarnink.
Team News: Darmstadt
Mathias Wittek (Fitness) and Thomas Isherwood (Syndesmotic ligament tear) won’t be able to feature for Darmstadt boss Markus Anfang. Nicolai Rapp will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Karlsruhe
In an otherwise full-strength squad, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Karlsruhe boss Christian Eichner to be concerned with. Dirk Carlson (Fatigue fracture) won’t be playing here.
We envisage that Karlsruhe and Darmstadt won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. That’s why our selection here is for a tight encounter with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
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 13
🔑 Key Man: Tobias Kempe
Regularly taking to the field in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Tobias Kempe was born in Wesel , Germany. Having played his first senior match for SV Werder Bremen II in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 8 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 season so far in 20 appearances.