2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Darmstadt 98 vs Karlsruher SC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Darmstadt 98 vs Karlsruher SC kick off? Friday 4th October, 2019 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Darmstadt 98 vs Karlsruher SC being played? Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor

What are the expected weather conditions for Darmstadt 98 vs Karlsruher SC? Cloud, 12c

What TV channel is Darmstadt 98 vs Karlsruher SC on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga 2 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Darmstadt 98 vs Karlsruher SC in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Darmstadt 98 vs Karlsruher SC?

Darmstadt 98 – https://indiv.themisweb.de/0224/fListeManifs.aspx?idstructure=0224

Karlsruher SC – https://www.viagogo.com/Sports-Tickets/International-Soccer/More-Soccer/3-Bundesliga/Karlsruher-SC-Tickets

What was the score in the last meeting between Darmstadt 98 & Karlsruher SC? Karlsruher SC 0-1 Darmstadt 98

THE TEAM NEWS

DARMSTADT 98

  • Darmstadt 98 remain winless since the first week of the season after their 2-2 draw at Bochum last Saturday, which left them third from bottom.
  • Summer signing Mathias Honsak made his comeback from injury as a substitute at Bochum and goalkeeper Marcel Schuhen continues to edge closer to a return, but Felix Platte and Braydon Manu remain sidelined.
  • Coach Dimitrios Grammozis has no new personnel issues so there are unlikely to be many changes, although Marcel Heller - who was dropped last weekend - could be recalled after coming on and scoring the equaliser.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Stritzel; Herrmann, Dumic, Hohn, Holland; Palsson, Paik Seung-Ho; Heller, Schnellhardt, Skarke; Dursun

Unavailable: Manu (Injured), Platte (Injured)

Doubtful: Schuhen (Injured)

KARLSRUHER SC

  • Karlsruher SC drew 1-1 for the second game running last Saturday at home to Heidenheim and have won just one of their last six league matches.
  • Summer signing Philipp Hofmann was preferred to Marvin Pourie up front against Heidenheim and will almost certainly keep his place after scoring his fifth goal of the season.
  • Sven Muller and Damian Rossbach remain the only names on the injury list for coach Alois Schwartz, who has not tended to rotate his team much so far this season.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Uphoff; Thiede, Gordon, Pisot, Carlson; Frode; Grozurek, Stiefler, Wanitzek, Lorenz; Hofmann

Unavailable: Muller (Injured)

Doubtful: Rossbach (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Darmstadt 98 are the joint-lowest scorers in Bundesliga II but they have kept a clean sheet in two of their three home games this season. Karlsruher's last three matches have produced just five goals in total, so this fixture looks like being a relatively low-scoring affair.

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