Darmstadt 98 vs Bayern Munich: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips
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Fixture: Darmstadt 98 vs Bayern Munich
Venue: Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor
Date: Sunday, December 18
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT
Darmstadt are rock-bottom of the Bundesliga having lost all of their last six fixtures and being on the winning side on just a couple of occasions this season. Although they have picked up all eight of their points at the Merck-Stadion.
After losing their first match of the season last month versus Dortmund, Bayern Munich have bounced back in style, earning three consecutive victories and scoring ten times in the process.
The visitors have over four times as many points (33) as Darmstadt (8) after 14 matches. We expect them to dominate from the off and having found their rhythm in recent weeks a one-sided affair could be the outcome.
Bayern have a better points-per-game average vs. Darmstadt (2.7) than against any other side they’ve met more than three times in the Bundesliga, whilst their oppositions average possession of 38% is dwarfed by their 64% per game.
Carlo Ancelotti can afford to rest some key players ahead of their top of the league clash versus Leipzig on Wednesday, so it’s very difficult to predict their starting XI for this match.
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Lahm, Alonso; Costa, Muller, Robben; Lewandowski
Darmstadt: Esser; Fedetskyy, Niemeyer, Sulu, Holland; Gondorf, Vrancic; Sirigu, Rosenthal, Heller; Schipplock
Bayern Munich: Coman (out), Green (out)
Darmstadt: Platte (out), Hohn (out), Kleinheisler (susp)