Karlsruher SC vs SV Darmstadt Preview 30/07/2021
The second round of fixtures in the 2021/22 Germany 2. Bundesliga commence on the 30th of July and we have a meeting between Karlsruher SC and SV Darmstadt to enjoy.
The game will take place at the Wildparkstadion and the hosts begin the weekend in 4th place on 3 points, with the visitors down in 16th place, without a point. However, it is still early days in the season.
— SV Darmstadt 98 (@sv98) July 25, 2021
Karlsruher SC started the season with an away trip to Hansa Rostock and came away with a good 3-1 win. With the score 0-0 heading into half time, Karlsruher SC struck the opening goal of the match in the 42nd minute and took control of the game by adding a second goal one minute before the interval.
Hansa Rostock got a goal back early in the second half but Karlsruher SC continued to offer an attacking threat and scored the third with 13 minutes of the match remaining.
It was a good start to the season for Karlsruher SC and that result means they are undefeated in their last 4 2. Bundesliga games, including matches from last season. Trends show Karlsruher SC have won their last 3 league games and there are no losses for the team in 19 of their most recent 22 2. Bundesliga fixtures, making Karlsruher SC difficult to beat.
However, Karlsruher SC have achieved just 1 win in their last 8 home 2. Bundesliga games and have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 league fixtures at the Wildparkstadion.
SV Darmstadt made a disappointing start to the campaign as they lost 2-0 at home against Jahn Regensburg. SV Darmstadt finished in 7th place last season and will be hoping to improve in 2021/22 but losing to the team that finished in 14th place last time out was not the way to start. SV Darmstadt found themselves a goal down after 21 minutes and conceded the second goal just after the hour.
Including results from last season, that was the first defeat in 8 2. Bundesliga games for SV Darmstadt. They finished last season strongly with a run of 5 straight victories in the league and have won all of their last 4 away matches in the 2. Bundesliga.
Looking ahead to the team news and Karlsruher SC should have every player available for this game. That means they are likely to go with the same starting XI from the win last weekend, with Philipp Hofmann up-front.
SV Darmstadt have one player unavailable and midfielder Marvin Mehlem has a knee problem. Jan Beste, Sebastian Nachreiner, and Max Besuschkow will be hoping to start having been on the bench last weekend.
This has the makings of being a close game and Karlsruher SC tend to keep things tight when playing at home.
We expect to see under 2.5 goals scored and the hosts could take maximum points with a narrow 1-0 victory.