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Bundesliga

Darmstadt vs VfB Stuttgart - Preview and Prediction

Get the latest previews, tips and predictions for the exciting Bundesliga match Darmstadt vs VfB Stuttgart. Check out our expert analysis and see how the teams will perform.

Prediction


Darmstadt

10%

Home

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VfB Stuttgart

45%

Away

Performance


Darmstadt

18%

Home

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VfB Stuttgart

82%

Away

Overview

In an intriguing Bundesliga encounter, SV Darmstadt 98 is set to host VfB Stuttgart at the Merck-Stadion am B├Âllenfalltor. With the season well past its halfway mark, both teams are looking to secure crucial points for very different reasons. Darmstadt, currently at the bottom of the table, is fighting to escape the relegation zone, while Stuttgart is aiming to solidify their position in the top tier of the league. The match is scheduled for Saturday, with both sides eager to claim victory.

SV Darmstadt 98

Darmstadt has had a challenging season so far, with their position at 18th in the league reflecting their struggles. With only 12 points from 21 games, they have managed just 2 wins, 6 draws, and a concerning 13 losses. Their goal difference stands at a worrying -27, indicating both offensive and defensive weaknesses.

Recent form doesn't offer much solace to Darmstadt fans either. The last five matches have seen them secure only two points through two draws, with three losses completing the set. Their most recent fixture ended in a goalless draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, showcasing a resilient defense but also highlighting their difficulties in finding the back of the net.

Historically, against VfB Stuttgart, Darmstadt has had an evenly matched record with one win and three draws out of their last five encounters. Playing at home could provide them with the much-needed boost to tilt the balance in their favor.

VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart enters this match in stark contrast to their hosts. Occupying the 3rd spot in the league table with 43 points from 21 games, they have enjoyed a strong season with 14 wins and only 6 losses. Their goal difference of +22 is testament to their potent attack and solid defense.

Stuttgart's recent form has been a mixed bag; after securing three consecutive wins, they suffered two losses. However, they bounced back in their last fixture with a convincing 3-1 victory over FSV Mainz 05. This win will undoubtedly serve as a morale booster as they travel to Darmstadt.

The head-to-head record against Darmstadt mirrors that of their opponents ÔÇô one win and three draws ÔÇô suggesting that past meetings have been tightly contested affairs.

Head 2 Head

Last 5 Statistics


Darmstadt

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VfB Stuttgart

30%

Avg. Ball Possession %

+19%
50%
56%

Avg. Pass %

+10%
67%
35

Total Shots

+24%
57
1348

Total Passes

+24%
2180

Head 2 Head

Last 5 Games


Darmstadt

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VfB Stuttgart

1

Wins

3

Draws

1

Wins

0
6

1

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3

1
0
0
0

1

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1

0
0
1
3

3

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1

2
0
0
1

1

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1

5
0
0
4

2

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2

1
0

Prediction

The prediction for this match favors VfB Stuttgart as the likely winner. Their superior league position, better overall form this season, and recent victory suggest they have the momentum and quality to overcome Darmstadt. However, football often defies expectations, and with Darmstadt playing on home turf and desperate for points to avoid relegation, an upset cannot be entirely ruled out.

As it stands based on available data, VfB Stuttgart appears poised to take all three points from this encounter unless Darmstadt can leverage their home advantage and find an unexpected upturn in form.