- Stuttgart have won 12 of their 16 home games this season.
- Darmstadt have lost seven of their 16 away games this season.
- Stuttgart score an average of 2.19 goals and concede an average of 0.75 goals per home game.
Stuttgart thrashed Nurnberg 6-0 in their own backyard last time out and are practically guaranteed to finish second in the table as they sit 3pts clear of 3rd-placed Heidenheim and have far superior goal difference. Darmstadt claimed a 3-1 win at home to relegation battlers Wehen in their last match but can’t finish any higher than their current position of 4th this season.
Our prediction for a home win on Sunday is backed up by the performances of both clubs this season, their current form and their head to head record. Stuttgart sit three places and 7pts clear of Darmstadt in the 2. Bundesliga table and head into Sunday’s final game of the season as the form favourites with four wins, one draw and one defeat from their last six matches.
The hosts haven’t lost against Darmstadt in any of the pairs’ previous eight competitive and non-competitive encounters and Stuttgart claimed a 2-0 win in their last home game against Sunday’s guests back in 2015. Stuttgart have won 12 of their 16 home games in the 2. Bundesliga this season and look formidable in their own backyard, while have lost 44% of their away trips.
In terms of a final scoreline, we’re predicting a 2-0 win for the hosts this weekend as Stuttgart have kept clean sheets in three of their last five matches and Darmstadt have failed to score in their last two away games. The hosts score an average of 2.19 goals per home game and concede an average of 0.75 goals, keeping clean sheets in 38% of their home matches, while Darmstadt have failed to score in 44% of their away games this season, all of which ties in nicely with our prediction.