Preview: Darmstadt VS Koln

Darmstadt and Koln get the ball rolling in round 13 of the German Bundesliga when they square off at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Friday. Both sides have struggled to steady their ships this season and find themselves scrambling for points at the bottom end of the table.

Darmstadt (also known as Darmstadt 98, SV Darmstadt or SV Darmstadt 98) and Koln (commonly referred to as 1. FC Köln, Cologne, FC Köln or Köln) meet again 5 years after the 2 Bundesliga match which Darmstadt won 1-2. Darmstadt are approaching the game having played 2 draws in a row against SC Freiburg and Mainz.

Koln are preparing for the match after a loss against Bayern Munich in Bundesliga last Saturday failing to win in 5 straight games. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 13 consecutive matches now.

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Darmstadt are on a drawing streak – they have played a draw with SC Freiburg and Mainz in their previous 2 matches while Koln have lost to Bayern Munich in their previous match. Overall, Darmstadt have won 4 of their last 20 matches, losing 11 and drawing 5, while Koln have won 7 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 5.

Darmstadt have won once (4-2 against Elversberg on 13th of October), lost 3 times (1-2 against Bochum on 4th of November, 8-0 against Bayern Munich on 28th of October and 1-3 against RB Leipzig on 21st of October) and drew twice (1-1 against SC Freiburg on 25th of November and 0-0 against Mainz on 11th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.

Koln have won once (3-1 against Borussia Monchengladbach on 22nd of October), lost 3 times (0-1 against Bayern Munich on 25th of November, 3-2 against Kaiserslautern on 1st of November and 6-0 against RB Leipzig on 29th of October) and drew twice (1-1 against Bochum on 12th of November and 1-1 against Augsburg on 4th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.


Darmstadt and Koln have met 6 times since November 2015. Darmstadt have won once, 1 match ended in a draw while Koln have won 4 times. The most recent match between them took place on April 27, 2019 at the 2. Bundesliga of Germany where Darmstadt won 1-2. Darmstadt have scored 4 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Koln have scored 16.

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