Darmstadt vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction 03.02.2024

Darmstadt 98

Darmstadt 98

0 : 2

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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  • Date: 03.02.2024
  • Competition: Bundesliga
  • KO: 14:30 UTC / 15:30 CET
  • Venue: Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor (Darmstadt)

Bundesliga leaders Leverkusen will be desperate for a return to winning form when they take on Darmstadt at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor.

Darmstadt vs Bayer Leverkusen  Betting Tips: Leverkusen and Over 1.5 Goals

Leverkusen make the journey to Darmstadt looking to bounce back from a surprising goalless draw with Monchengladbach last weekend. Having won seven and drawn two of their previous nine games with a whopping 23 goals scored, Leverkusen dropped their first points at home after being frustrated by a resolute BMG side.

Still top of the division, with a two-point advantage on title-holders Bayern, Leverkusen remain unbeaten in 29 competitive games played across all competitions this season. 

Now on the road again, Leverkusen will be confident of claiming another three points against their struggling hosts. Xabi Alonso´s side have won seven drawn two of nine road games this season with an impressive 21 goals scored in the process.

Contrastingly, Darmstadt enter Friday's contest currently fighting for their Bundesliga live. Bottom of the division with only 11 points collected,  Torsten Lieberknecht´s side sit six points short of safety. 

On their own patch, Darmstadt have struggled badly with only six points collected from ten games played. The Lilies have lost five of their last seven home matches although they did claim a 2:2 draw with Eintracht last time out.

While Leverkusen should not expect an easy day´s work, I am confident the visitors will have more than enough quality to maintain their advantage at the top of the division. I´m backing Leverkusen to win with at least two goals scored.

Darmstadt 98 vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Bayer Leverkusen

    5 : 1

    Darmstadt 98

    Bundesliga

  2. Darmstadt 98

    0 : 2

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

  3. Bayer Leverkusen

    3 : 2

    Darmstadt 98

    Bundesliga

  4. Darmstadt 98

    1 : 2

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

  5. Bayer Leverkusen

    0 : 1

    Darmstadt 98

    Bundesliga

Darmstadt 98

Darmstadt team news

Darmstadt are unable to call on several players for Saturday´s Bundesliga clash. 

Marvin Mehlem, Mathias Honsak, Aaron Seydel, Fraser Hornby and Braydon Manu are all definite absentees for the home side.

Last matches of Darmstadt 98

  1. FC Union Berlin

    1 : 0

    Darmstadt 98

    Bundesliga

  2. Darmstadt 98

    2 : 2

    Eintracht Frankfurt

    Bundesliga

  3. Darmstadt 98

    0 : 3

    Borussia Dortmund

    Bundesliga

  4. Darmstadt 98

    1 : 2

    Holstein Kiel

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Hoffenheim

    3 : 3

    Darmstadt 98

    Bundesliga

Darmstadt 98 lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Marcel Schuhen

Defenders

  • 5

    Matej Maglica

  • 14

    Christoph Klarer

  • 3

    Thomas Isherwood

Midfielders

  • 26

    Matthias Bader

  • 11

    Tobias Kempe

  • 32

    Fabian Holland

  • 15

    Fabian Nürnberger

  • 17

    Julian Justvan

Forwards

  • 24

    Luca Pfeiffer

  • 27

    Tim Skarke

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen team news

Xabi Alonso also faces some selection issues ahead of the trip to Darmstadt. Victor Boniface, Exequiel Palacios and Arthur remain sidelined while Odilon Kossounou remains on international duty with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Last matches of Bayer Leverkusen

  1. Bayer Leverkusen

    0 : 0

    Borussia M`gladbach

    Bundesliga

  2. RB Leipzig

    2 : 3

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

  3. Augsburg

    0 : 1

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

  4. Bayer Leverkusen

    4 : 1

    Venezia FC

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Bayer Leverkusen

    4 : 0

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Lukas Hradecky

Defenders

  • 2

    Josip Stanisic

  • 4

    Jonathan Tah

  • 3

    Piero Hincapié

Midfielders

  • 30

    Jeremie Frimpong

  • 32

    Gustavo Puerta

  • 34

    Granit Xhaka

  • 20

    Alejandro Grimaldo

  • 7

    Jonas Hofmann

Forwards

  • 23

    Adam Hlozek

  • 14

    Patrik Schick

Key Facts Darmstadt vs Bayer Leverkusen

  1. Leverkusen have won 7 of their last 9 away matches
  2. Darmstadt have lost 5 of their last 7 home matches
  3. Leverkusen have scored an average of 2.1 goals in 9 away games played this season
  4. Darmstadt have conceded 2 goals or more in 7 of their last 10 home matches

Main prediction Darmstadt 98 - Bayer Leverkusen

Away/Over 2.5

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 2 to Win

Best odds:1.33

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.44

AH2 (-1.5)

Best odds:1.86

Darmstadt vs Bayer Leverkusen - FAQ

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Darmstadt Player to Watch

Tim Skarke -The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in 17 league appearances this season

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Bayer Leverkusen Player to Watch

Alex Grimaldo - The Spanish wingback is enjoying a superb season with seven goals scored in 19 league appearances.

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Where to watch

This Bundesliga match can be viewed live on Sky Sports DE.