After their own 2-1 defeat on Tuesday in Bochum and the simultaneous victory of the Ingolstadt in Fürth, the MSV Duisburg has taken over the week the Red Lantern in the 2nd Bundesliga.
Of course, they want to get rid of the zebras as soon as possible. The next opportunity is already on Friday evening, when the MSV receives the lilies from Darmstadt on the 20th matchday in the Schauinsland Travel Arena.
Duisburg vs Darmstadt Football Betting Tips
Darmstadt started the year 2019 with a 2-1 victory against St. Pauli. With 22 points, the team of coach Dirk Schuster is only in 13th place, but is nine points clear of the relegation places. There are already twelve meters on the ascent relegation place. The lilies want to continue to score to bring the league as soon as possible under the roof and tray. Although the MSV is in 18th place, they speak in the match between Duisburg vs. Germany. Darmstadt the odds for the home side. The betting base sees the hosts also slightly ahead and opts for the second division game Duisburg vs. Darmstadt on the tip “victory Duisburg”.
Duisburg – Statistics & Current Form
The MSV Duisburg had to spend the winter with 13 points on the relegation place. In the training camp in Portugal, the zebras swore to the “mission relegation”. Goalkeeper Wiedwald, center-back Baffoe and offensive player Nielsen strengthened the MSV on three positions. Blomeyer, Regäsel and Davari left the club. The change of coach Duisburg already completed in early October. After the 8th game coach Ilia Gruev was dismissed; since then Torsten Lieberknecht has been in charge. Under the former Braunschweig coach the zebras were able to increase their points account from two to 13. The coach tried during the winter break to change the hierarchy of the team and to put new stimuli, because in the first half of the season Duisburg had not worked properly as a team. The team spirit is essential for the relegation. In the first competitive game of the new year at VfL Bochum, two new winter entries were in the starting eleven with Nielsen and Wiedwald. The zebras started in a tightly staggered 4-1-4-1.
At the beginning, the guests looked better, more agile and agile, but already in the 13th minute, the home side took the lead. After the goal, the MSV seemed uncertain and intimidated and had to accept the 0: 2 eight minutes later. In the second round, VfL managed the lead. The team of coach Lieberknecht played courageously forward, but could not worry for Torgefahr. With the change Sukuta-Pasu for Gyau the guests finally showed more moves to the goal. Thanks to a blackout by VfL keeper Riemann came the MSV in the 79th minute to the connecting goal. For the happy balance, however, it was not enough in the end and so Bochum won highly deserved 2-1. Both goals were again too easy. The Duisburg even helped. Only after the page change, the MSV presented significantly improved. Thus, the zebras had to take the fifth defeat in a row. Nevertheless, the coach wanted to take a lot of positives from this match. Especially the newcomers Wiedwald and Nielsen would make hope. Baffoe and Tashchy are still missing due to injury.
Expected formation of Duisburg:
Wiedwald – Wiegel, Bomheuer, Nauber, Wolze – Fröde – Sukuta-Pasu, Schnellhardt, Stoppelkamp, Oliveira Souza – Nielsen
Last matches from Duisburg:
- 29.01.2019 – Bochum Vs. Duisburg 2: 1 (2nd Bundesliga)
- 21.01.2019 – Duisburg vs. Germany Servette Geneva 3: 2 (Friendly Match)
- 16.01.2019 – Portimonense Vs. Duisburg 1: 1 (friendly)
- 11.01.2019 – FC Groningen vs. Duisburg 1: 1 (friendly)
- 23.12.2018 – Duisburg vs. Germany Dresden 1: 3 (2nd Bundesliga)
Darmstadt – Statistics & Current Form
The SV Darmstadt had finished the year 2018 with 19 points in 13th place. With only six points ahead of the relegation zone was the primary goal of “direct relegation”. In the winter break, the Hesse had to cope with the surprising change from captain and lead wolf Aytac Sulu to Samsunspor. Overall, coach Dirk Schuster put the focus in preparation for more defensive compactness and fewer goals. The squad were reinforced by Victor Palsson (FC Zurich), Sören Bertram (Aue) and right-back Patrick Herrmann (Holstein Kiel). In the first competitive match of the new year at home against Pauli, it managed with the Icelandic Palsson a new signing in the starting eleven. The lilies started with a lot of enthusiasm, but showed some inaccuracies in the passing game. Although the hosts had more of the game, the guests went in the 37th minute in the lead. At the beginning of the second half Pauli paused and missed the second goal. Only from the 60th minute, the lilies took control again.
It took until the 81st minute until Darmstadt could make the deserved equalizer. In the 89th minute, the hosts then even managed the goal to 2: 1 victory. Lilien Coach Schuster was finally satisfied with the game of his team. It was a tight, battle-oriented game in which both teams had not given anything. His boys would have made a good game. It has been thrown on the morale, commitment and willingness to run everything in the balance and was rewarded for it. In the first 25 minutes his team had the game defensively and offensively well under control, but St. Pauli then showed his quality and made the first chance the first goal. Even with the backlog his team never lost his calm and still believed in making a difference. Whether someone from the trio Sirigu, Kempe and Medojevic is available for play in Duisburg is still unclear.
Expected formation of Darmstadt:
Heuer Fernandes – Rieder, Franke, Höhn, Holland – Stark, Palsson – Heller, Mehlem, Jones – Dursun
Last matches of Darmstadt:
- 29.01.2019 – Darmstadt vs. Germany St. Pauli 2: 1 (2nd Bundesliga)
- 22.01.2019 – Darmstadt vs. Germany Paderborn 2: 1 (friendly match)
- 17.01.2019 – Darmstadt vs. Germany Rapperswil-Jona 0: 0 (friendly)
- 14.01.2019 – 1860 Munich vs. Germany Darmstadt 0: 1 (friendly)
- 08.01.2019 – Darmstadt vs. Germany Wiesbaden 2: 1 (friendly)
Duisburg vs Darmstadt Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Between the zebras and the lilies there were so far 24 duels. With eleven wins, five draws and eight defeats, Darmstadt has the edge here. Of the last five comparisons Duisburg could win only one. Four times was the winner Darmstadt. The first leg Darmstadt won 3-0 for themselves. The recent two games in Duisburg were also able to win the Hessen. Before that, however, MSV had landed four home wins in a row against SVD98.
Duisburg vs Darmstadt Football Betting Tips
With the 2-1 win over St. Pauli on Tuesday Darmstadt could end a series of six league games without a win. During this period, the lilies had only gained two points. The men from Coach Schuster have been waiting for a win for seven games away from home. With five points from nine games Darmstadt is the weakest away team in the league, but now it is the weakest home team in the league. Duisburg scored a meager three points in nine games at home. Six goals scored the MSV in their own stadium – that’s the league-wide negative yield. 18 goals at home are also the weakest in the league.
Key-Facts – Duisburg vs. Darmstadt tips
The MSV has lost the last five games in a row
Darmstadt could win only one of the last seven league games
Duisburg made of the recent five duels against the lilies only one victorious
The MSV must score in the relegation battle after five defeats in a row urgently. Who do you think the zebras want to win a home threesome, if not the weakest away team in the league? However, the zebras are the weakest home team in the league with only one win and eight defeats on the other. When the worst home team meets the worst away team, a lot is possible. Darmstadt only took three wins from their last 15 league games. We do not believe that MSV succeeds in the second threesome in series. We even believe in a success of the home side and set in the game Duisburg vs. Darmstadt our tip on “victory Duisburg”.
Darmstadt conceded 34 goals, which is the second worst value of the league. Even worse is only Duisburg with 35 goals. Away, the lilies had to accept 23 goals. No team conceded more goals in the foreign. If two teams with such holey defensive lines meet, a 0-0 is unlikely. So Duisburg vs Darmstadt is our further prediction of good odds that both teams to score.
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