Heidenheim arrive at Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Saturday for the Bundesliga 2 clash with hosts Darmstadt.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Darmstadt v Heidenheim match are shown.
Darmstadt will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-2 Bundesliga 2 triumph over Hamburg.
In that game, Darmstadt had 37% possession and 19 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Darmstadt, goals were scored by Patric Pfeiffer (4′) and Phillip Tietz (7′). At the other end, Hamburg had 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Ransford Königsdörffer (87′) scored for Hamburg.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that much solidity has been shown by the Darmstadt rearguard. Darmstadt have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous six matches standing at 4.
Ahead of this meeting, Darmstadt are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Last time out, Heidenheim drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 2 match with Arminia Bielefeld.
In that game, Heidenheim had 66% possession and 19 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Heidenheim was Tim Kleindienst (3′). At the other end, Arminia Bielefeld got 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Robin Hack (10′) was the scorer for Arminia Bielefeld.
A series of hard-working performances by the Heidenheim defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their previous 6 clashes overall. During the same time, their forwards have scored 10. In any event, it remains to be seen if such a trend might be maintained here in this game.
Coming into this fixture, Heidenheim have not registered a win against Darmstadt when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
↔️ Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 20/09/2019, there has been little between the sides with Darmstadt winning 3 of those games, Heidenheim 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
A sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 11 for Darmstadt and 9 coming from Heidenheim. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league match featuring these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 25 on 04/03/2022 and the score finished Darmstadt 3-2 Heidenheim.
In that game, Darmstadt managed 62% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. The goals were scored by Aaron Seydel (77′), Phillip Tietz (81′) and Tim Skarke (83′).
Heidenheim had 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Christian Kühlwetter (17′) and Robert Leipertz (61′) scored.
The referee was Nicolas Winter.
🗞️ Team News: Darmstadt
Clemens Riedel (Ruptured ankle aigament), Emir Karic (Appendectomy), Thomas Isherwood (Torn muscle bundle) and Mathias Honsak (Ankle fracture) won’t be able to feature for Darmstadt manager Torsten Lieberknecht. Klaus Gjasula will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We are thinking that Darmstadt may well make use of the 3-5-2 system, utilising Marcel Schuhen, Patric Pfeiffer, Christoph Zimmermann, Jannik Müller, Matthias Bader, Tobias Kempe, Marvin Mehlem, Fabian Schnellhardt, Fabian Holland, Braydon Manu and Phillip Tietz.
📋 Team News: Heidenheim
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from, the Heidenheim boss Frank Schmidt does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
It’s our belief that Heidenheim might elect for a 4-2-3-1 lineup, giving starts to Kevin Müller, Marnon Busch, Patrick Mainka, Lennard Maloney, Jonas Föhrenbach, Jan Schöppner, Dzenis Burnic, Kevin Sessa, Adrian Beck, Jan-Niklas Beste and Tim Kleindienst.
We believe that Heidenheim will likely be able to score against this Darmstadt team, but it may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a 2-1 win for Darmstadt by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. We are expecting it to be pretty even.