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Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga predictions: tips, odds and team news

Darmstadt and Borussia Dortmund meet in a Bundesliga showdown at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltoron on Saturday evening (5:30pm, UK time).

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Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund odds


*Odds correct as of 08:00 on January 10

Darmstadt find themselves sitting in 18th place on 10 points through 16 matches. The hosts played out a 3-3 draw in their last Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim, extending their winless streak to nine (three wins and six draws). As for Borussia Dortmund, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Mainz 05 last time out, extending their winless streak to four matches (three draws and one defeat), leaving them in fifth place on 27 points. Julian Brandt, Donyell Malen and Niclas Füllkrug are Borussia Dortmund’s leading scorers this season, each finding the target five times, while Tim Skarke has led Darmstadt’s attack with six goals. Darmstadt also come into this game amid a five-match home winless streak (one draw and four losses). Dortmund, meanwhile, will be seeking to end a four-match away winless streak (three draws and one loss).

Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund predictions

Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 11/8 with Bet365
Correct Score 0-2 9/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Niclas Füllkrug 9/2 with SkyBet

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The stats behind our Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund predictions:

  • Darmstadt conceded the first goal of the game in their last four games.
  • Dortmund only lost one of their last 17 Bundesliga matches against a team bottom of the table (11 wins and five draws).
  • Darmstadt failed to score in their last three Bundesliga home matches.
  • Dortmund have not lost the first Bundesliga match of a calendar year (14 wins and five draws) in any of the last 19 years.

Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund match tip

Over 1.5 away goals @ 2/5 with Bet365

Borussia Dortmund’s goal average against Darmstadt in the Bundesliga (2.5) is higher than against any other current team. Dortmund have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last eight Bundesliga matches, conceding 17 goals in the process – only their upcoming opponent SV Darmstadt have conceded more in this period (19). With 41 goals conceded, the Lilies also have the weakest defense in this Bundesliga season – only four teams have conceded more after 16 Bundesliga games this millennium.

Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund team news

Darmstadt team news

In  Out Doubtful
Fraser Hornby, Braydon Manu, Marvin Mehlem, Aaron Seydel Mathias Honsak, Fabian Nürnberger, Christoph Zimmermann

No fewer than seven players could be missing for Darmstadt this weekend.

Borussia Dortmund team news

In  Out Doubtful
Karim Adeyemi, Ramy Bensebaini, Sebastien Haller, Felix Nmecha, Julian Ryerson Marius Wolf

Ramy Bensebaini and Sebastien Haller are both on international duty while Marius Wolf is doubtful.

Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund head-to-head record

  • 11/02/2017 – Darmstadt 2-1 Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga
  • 17/09/2016 – Borussia Dortmund 6-0 Darmstadt – Bundesliga
  • 02/03/2016 – Darmstadt 0-2 Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga
  • 27/09/2015 – Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Darmstadt – Bundesliga
  • 02/04/1982 – Darmstadt 1-3 Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga