On Friday night, Darmstadt hosts Koln at the Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor in a potentially massive game at the bottom of the Bundesliga.Darmstadt form guide
The home team are currently in 15th place in the Bundesliga table, just a point clear of the relegation play-off spot and two clear of the automatic relegation berths.
Torsten Lieberknecht’s team is in poor form heading into this clash, as a 1-1 draw at Freiburg last time out means that they are winless in their previous five matches in the German top-flight.
Although their last two games in the Bundesliga have been low-scoring, their previous nine matches in the league had all produced over 2.5 goals.
Darmstadt’s recent form has been poor on home soil, as they have won just one of their last seven Bundesliga home games. They have also conceded at least two goals in six of their previous seven home matches in the German top-flight.Koln form guide
The Billy Goats are currently bottom of the Bundesliga table, having picked up just six points from their opening 12 league matches. Despite the poor start to the league campaign, Koln are still only three points adrift of Friday night’s opponents.
A 1-0 home defeat by reigning German champions Bayern Munich last time out means that Koln are winless in their previous four league outings, having also won just once in the last 14 Bundesliga games dating back to last season.
Unsurprisingly, considering their position in the table, Koln have been poor on their travels of late in the league, as they are winless in their last seven away games. The record also includes losing four of their previous six league matches on their travels.What am I backing?
Both teams are in poor form, and there is very little between them in terms of league position or quality. The bet I am backing is the draw.