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

THE FACTS

When does Darmstadt 98 vs Stuttgart kick off? Monday 16th December, 2019 – 19:30 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Darmstadt 98 vs Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart?

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

Stuttgart – https://shop.vfb.de/tickets/auswaertsspiele/

What was the score in the last meeting between Darmstadt 98 & Stuttgart? Darmstadt 98 2-2 Stuttgart

THE TEAM NEWS

DARMSTADT 98

  • Darmstadt 98's 10 men came away from Wehen Wiesbaden with a goalless draw last Sunday and they have only lost one of their last 13 Bundesliga 2 games at home.
  • Key man Palsson is suspended after his sending off against Wiesbaden, with Stark his most natural replacement in the holding midfield role.
  • That is the only change expected from the side that started in Wiesbaden as Manu, Platte, Wittek and Schnellhardt remain unavailable due to injury.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Schuhen; Herrmann, Dumic, Hohn, Holland; Stark, Paik Seung-Ho; Heller, Kempe, Mehlem; Dursun

Unavailable: Manu (Injured), Platte (Injured), Wittek (Injured), Schnellhardt (Injured), Palsson (Suspended)

Doubtful:

STUTTGART

  • Stuttgart drew level on points with second-placed Hamburger SV thanks to a 3-1 win at home to Nurnberg on Monday night but they have lost their last three away league games.
  • Captain Kempf completes his three-match suspension so Phillips will partner Badstuber in the centre of defence again, with Kaminski still out injured.
  • Fit-again Didavi went straight back into the side against Nurnberg and Sosa was recalled at left-back, while Wamangituka is pushing for a start having scored off the bench in the last two games.

Predicted line-up (4-3-2-1): Kobel; Stenzel, Badstuber, Phillips, Sosa; Castro, Endo, Ascacibar; Didavi, Forster; Gomez

Unavailable: Grozinger (Injured) Kalajdzic (Injured), Kaminski (Injured), Mack (Injured), Kempf (Suspended)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Stuttgart have been a bit like chalk and cheese at home and on their travels in recent weeks. They have only failed to score in three of 14 league games this season, though, while Darmstadt have drawn a blank just once at home, so both sides look likely to score.

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