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Darmstadt vs Stuttgart Betting Tips - Stuttgart to show superiority in Darmstadt

Stuttgart can earn a vital away win to keep promotion hopes up
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Stuttgart's Mario Gomez is helping the Swabians in their promotion push (Getty Images)

Stuttgart and Darmstadt are at opposite ends of the 2 Bundesliga table ahead of a Monday night fixture at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor. Stuttgart were unlucky in their last away match, but are expected to earn all three points against a stuttering Darmstadt side.

Darmstadt Form

Darmstadt are dangerously close to the relegation zone after one win since November. A 3-1 home defeat against 2 Bundesliga leaders Arminia Bielefeld saw Tobias Kempe reduce the deficit to 2-1 but it wasn’t enough.

A disappointing 0-0 draw at lowly Wehen Wiesbaden followed with midfielder Victor Pálsson sent off in the 75th minute.

Darmstadt News

Strikers Felix Platte is nearing a return and Ognjen Ozegovic is injured. Winger Braydon Manu is out alongside central defender Mathias Wittek. 

Holding midfielder Victor Pálsson is suspended with Yannick Stark set to replace him, Fabian Schnellhardt an option off the bench.

Stuttgart Form

Stuttgart are chasing promotion but have to start doing better on the road. A 2-1 defeat at Sandhausen was unlucky with Tim Walter’s side enjoying 73% possession, 29-16 shots and 15-6 corners. 

A Silas Wamangituka penalty came too late, the Congo DR striker coming off the bench at home against Nurnberg at half time and slotting home another penalty to make it 1-1. Mario Gomez put Stuttgart ahead before assisting Philipp Förster who secured a comfortable 3-1 win.

Stuttgart News

Attacking midfielder Daniel Didavi started last week, he was taken off at half time but likely due to a tactical switch rather than injury. Central defender and captain Marc Oliver Kempf remains suspended and Marcin Kaminski is injured, but Nathaniel Phillips has been doing a good job alongside Holger Badstuber.

Left-back Borna Sosa started against Nurnberg with Gonzalo Castro slotting back into midfield where he is more effective. Striker Sasa Kalajdzic out until the New Year. Mario Gomez, Silas Wamangituka, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui and Nicolás Gonzalez compete for the striker spot unless Tim Walter varies his tactics.

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Daniel Didavi is an important player for Stuttgart (Getty Images)

Darmstadt vs Stuttgart Head to Head

Stuttgart have a 5-2 advantage over Darmstadt with three draws, but have only played against each other twice since 1982. That was in the 2015-16 Bundesliga season when Stuttgart won 2-0 at home before a 2-2 draw in Darmstadt.

Stuttgart vs Nurnberg Betting Odds

Stuttgart are favourites at 1.80, Darmstadt are outsiders at home at 4.20 with a draw paying 3.75.

Darmstadt vs Stuttgart Match Up

Darmstadt have been hard to beat at home, suffering their first defeat at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor last time out against 2 Bundesliga leaders Arminia Bielefeld. 

Stuttgart have a superior squad than Arminia Bielefeld but have to start winning on the road. The Swabians have won twice in seven matches on the road but have a good chance to extend that record in Darmstadt.

Darmstadt vs Stuttgart Stats

  • Darmstadt have lost 4 of their last 6 matches against Stuttgart (Bundesliga).
  • Darmstadt lost their last home matches 3-1 (2 Bundesliga).
  • Stuttgart have won 3 of their last 5 matches (2 Bundesliga).

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Darmstadt vs Stuttgart is being played at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor in Darmstadt, Germany.

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Darmstadt vs Stuttgart is being played at 20:30 CET on Monday 16 December 2019.

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Stuttgart have a far superior squad than Darmstadt and can make it count here. Darmstadt's home record and Stuttgart's away record are causes for concern, but three units on the Swabians appears a sound investment.

Best Bet: Stuttgart Win Full Time Match Result Market @1.80 at bet365 - 3 Units

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Stuttgart hit the woodwork late on and dominated this match but pulled out a fortunate 1-1 draw.
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