Darmstadt vs Stuttgart Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2019-12-16

Tobias Kempe / Darmstadt ©imago images / Jan Huebner 16.12.2019

Monday 16thDecember 1930hrs
Football – Germany 2 Bundesliga
Pick Stuttgart AH-0.25
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1.58 (odds taken 02:40 GMT, 16 December )

Monday night also brings us action from the German second tier with a 2 Bundesliga clash between Darmstadt and Stuttgart as the betting tips continue at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor.

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Darmstadt Prediction – Can Darmstadt ease relegation worries?

14th placed Darmstadt have had to endure a less than enjoyable campaign in the German second tier so far this season as they occupy a place in the lower reaches of the division and find themselves just 3 points above the Nurnberg and the relegation play-off spot.

Darmstadt’s situation doesn’t get any easier either with the visit of 3rd placed Stuttgart despite holding supposed home advantage at their Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor, and recent results suggest this could be another long evening for the hosts on Monday night.

The hosts have registered just 1 win out of their last 5 matches overall in the 2 Bundesliga which was gained with a 2-1 win away from home at Hannover but losses to Greuther Furth and Arminia Bielefeld have prevented Darmstadt from pulling further away from the relegation zone.

Results at home though have been encouraging so far this season for Darmstadt as they’ve lost just 1 of their 7 matches amidst an overall record of 2-4-1 10/9 but again, too many draws have held them back from moving further up the table.


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Stuttgart Prediction – Can Stuttgart go 2nd?

If they’re to move up into 2nd spot though, Stuttgart will need to halt a recent 3-match losing streak away from home which has seen the visitors suffer defeats at Hamburg, Osnabruck and Sandhausen as they prepare for this upcoming trip to lowly Darmstadt on Monday night.

Wins at home against Dynamo Dresden, Karlsruher and Nurnberg have tempered these defeats though and Stuttgart also have the added incentive of knowing that they’ll replace Hamburg into 2nd spot if they take all three points on the road on Monday night.

Stuttgart’s away record stands at an unremarkable looking 2-2-3 9/13 but the bigger picture shows that Stuttgart have lost just 5 of their last 15 away matches in the German second tier.

In addition, Stuttgart have remained unbeaten in all of their previous 7 meetings against Darmstadt and they’ll be keen to keep this run going against their hosts in this encounter.


Key-Facts – Darmstadt vs Stuttgart

  • Darmstadt have won just 1 of their last 5 matches in the 2 Bundesliga
  • Stuttgart have lost just 5 of their last 15 away matches in the German second tier
  • Stuttgart have won 4 of the last 7 meetings against Darmstadt


Betting Tips Verdict

Darmstadt have struggled for results in recent times so backing Stuttgart with the handicap here looks the sensible play.