On Sunday afternoon, Darmstadt hosts Monchengladbach at the Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor as both teams search for their first league win of the Bundesliga campaign.Darmstadt form guide
The home team have not made a great return to the Bundesliga, as they have lost their opening three matches in the German top flight. The defeats mean that Darmstadt have now failed to win any of their last six games in the Bundesliga dating back to their previous spell in the German top-tier in season 2016/17.
A leaky defence has played a part in that poor run, as they have conceded nine goals in their last two matches in the Bundesliga.
Darmstadt have an inconsistent recent home record in the German top flight, as they have now won three and lost three of their last six home games in the Bundesliga. However, they have suffered back-to-back home defeats in the league against Hertha Berlin and city rivals Union Berlin.Monchengladbach form guide
The Foals kicked off their campaign with an exhilarating 4-4 draw at Augsburg. Since the draw, Gladbach has suffered back-to-back home defeats against the league’s top-two Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. The losses mean that Monchengladbach have won just once in their previous six matches in the German top-flight.
Their recent Bundesliga games have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six matches.
The Foals have found away wins hard to come by in the Bundesliga of late, as they have failed to win in their previous nine league games on their travels. They have also conceded at least two goals in seven of their last nine away matches in the top flight.What am I backing?
Both teams will lack confidence ahead of this clash after poor starts to the season. However, they have both been involved in high-scoring games of late, so with that in mind, I am backing over 2.5 goals scored.