Darmstadt didn’t manage to get the victory last time out and the result aren’t helping them much in relegation battle, however the side still came up from positive 1:1 result away from home against Nurnberg.
They entered the game better and took the lead in eighteenth minute via Boyd, while their much more favorited opponents only started playing in the second part of the game. They were far better in second but created just few really good chances, getting the equalizer in 78th minute via Behrens while the players of Darmstadt defended well for the most of the time.
It was fourth game without defeat for them, as the team now stands at the rock bottom position together with Kaiserslautern, six points behind play-out placed Heidenheim and they are in a must win situation.
Home side will miss midfielder Niemeyer (3/0). Doubtful and probably out are midfielder Lacazette (3/0) and forward Platte (16/3).
After three negative results back in February, players of Dusseldorf had much better March taking three consecutive victories, in front of own fans against St Pauli and on the road to Duisburg. In the most recent game, the side managed to overpower Arminia Bielefeld with a 4:2 result before the international break.
However, must be said that the clash was anything but an easy one for them as the visitors from Bielefeld really made difficult for them being very effective with the ball to their feet. Guest took the lead via Borner in 25th minute, home side replied in next minutes via Hennings, but the guests re gained the lead at the start of second via Schutz.
However, from that moment on it was all about Dusseldorf as the hosts managed to revert the result in next twenty minutes thanks to goals from Sobottka and Bodzek. Finally, Raman sealed the victory for them in 71st, surely important three pointer that boosted their morale even further.
The side now has six points more than second placed Nurnberg and even though their promotion is far away from safe one, they can surely enter this match in a bit more relaxed way. Guests have defender Giesselmann (27/1) and midfielder Bodzek (18/1) suspended for this clash. Defender Hoffmann (20/2) is injured and won’t be playing either.
~ Dusseldorf has three consecutive victories with both teams scoring.
This game comes as pretty much all or nothing for Darmstadt as the side can only benefit from a victory here. Dusseldorf, on the other side, surely wants to win too and secure the promotion as soon as possible. It’s something that promises this game will be open and attacking from both sides from the first minute.