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

THE FACTS

When does Sandhausen vs Darmstadt 98 kick off? Friday 30th August, 2019 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Sandhausen vs Darmstadt 98 being played? BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald

What is the weather forecast for Sandhausen vs Darmstadt 98? Clear, 25c

What television channel is Sandhausen vs Darmstadt 98 on? Some Bundesliga 2 matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Sandhausen vs Darmstadt 98? Clear, 25c

Where can I get tickets for Sandhausen vs Darmstadt 98?

Sandhausen – https://ticketing35.cld.ondemand.com/online/index.php3?shopid=103

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

What was the score when the teams last met? Sandhausen 1-1 Darmstadt 98

THE TEAM NEWS

SANDHAUSEN

  • Back-to-back wins over Nurnberg and Heidenheim have lifted Sandhausen up to the top end of the table and they will want to continue that momentum before the international break.
  • Soren Dieckmann remains a doubt, which leaves Leart Paqarada as the only available left-back following Alexander Rossipal's loan move to Preussen Munster.
  • Summer signing Julius Biada was included in the squad for the first time last weekend and fellow striker Aziz Bouhaddouz is also waiting for his debut, but Kevin Behrens has scored three goals already this season.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Fraisl; Diekmeier, Nauber, Zhirov, Paqarada; Linsmayer, Taffertshofer; Zenga, Forster, Engels; Behrens

Unavailable: Kulovits (Injured), Karl (Injured)

Doubtful: Dieckmann (Injured), Hauk (Injured), Kister (Injured)

DARMSTADT 98

  • A defensive-minded Darmstadt 98 drew 0-0 at home to Dynamo Dresden last Friday and they have lost just three of their 14 league games under Dimitrios Grammozis, although all three defeats were away from home.
  • Grammozis kept faith with the same side against Dresden despite the 4-0 defeat to Osnabruck prior to that, and again only named seven substitutes because of injuries.
  • Winger Erich Berko is closing in on a return to action but goalkeeper Marcel Schuhen will miss out against his former club due to injury, so Florian Stritzel will continue between the posts.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Stritzel; Egbo, Dumic, Hohn, Holland; Palsson, Stark; Heller, Mehlem, Skarke; Dursun

Unavailable: Von Haacke (Injured), Manu (Injured), Platte (Injured), Schuhen (Injured)

Doubtful: Berko (Injured), Honsak (Injured), Herrmann (Injured)

MATCH ANALYSIS

Sandhausen recorded their first clean sheet in Bundesliga II since March against Heidenheim last time out and another win to nil could be on the cards here, given that Darmstadt have failed to score in their last two outings and are lacking attacking options at the moment.

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