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German Bundesliga | Signal Iduna Park | 17th September
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Borussia Dortmund host Darmstadt 98 at the Signal Iduna Park in the Bundesliga this Saturday. Our free betting tips suggest that the hosts should convincingly take away all three points here. Read our match preview below to find out why.Borussia Dortmund vs FC Koln Betting Tips and Predictions

Reason For Borussia Dortmund vs Darmstadt Betting Tips

Borussia Dortmund’s new all-star cast for the 2016/2017 season hasn’t kicked off to the perfect start they would’ve hoped for. Plenty of new faces were on show in their opening 2-1 win over Mainz 05 with newly signed centre back Marc Bartra from Barcelona, 19 year old winger Ousmane Dembele from Stade Rennais, Sebastian Rode from Bayern Munich, and Andre Schürrle from Wolfsburg all featuring in the starting eleven – Schürrle assisted both of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goals. Mario Götze, who “re-signed” for Dortmund over the summer, was absent from their opener but featured in their shock 1-0 defeat away to newly-promoted RB Leipzig last weekend. Dortmund soon bounced back to form in their mid-week fixture in the UEFA Champions League, however, with a thrilling 6-0 win away to Legia Warsaw in their opening group stage match.

Darmstadt 98’s overall performance and eventual survival in the Bundesliga last season came as a huge surprise to many who thought that, for a relatively small side, back-to-back promotions with very little investment,would almost certainly see their demise. Darmstadt’s worsening form towards the end saw them slide slowly down the table, eventually finishing just two points above the relegation zone. While they were one of the Bundesliga’s most efficient chance converters in front of goal last season, 65.5% of recorded chances resulted in a goal, and the fourth-best team on the road last season, we feel Darmstadt will have a hard time replicating that this time around after the transfer of Sandro Wagner to TSG Hoffenheim – something that was displayed in their opening 2-0 defeat away to FC Cologne.

Darmstadt’s performances so far this season without “superstar” Sandro Wagner, who scored fourteen goals over 32 appearances for the club, have been unsurprisingly bleak. Wagner was, by %, not only Darmstadt’s most involved player, when combining assists and goals scored, but one of the most vital players for any team in the Bundesliga last season. Darmstadt have made no signings that come close to replacing his “irreplaceable” role in their squad, and were very lucky to take away all three points at home to Frankfurt last weekend, registering just 27% possession and fewer attempts on goal.

Coming into this off the back of a 6-0 Champions League win doesn’t change too much. Dortmund are the obvious favourites for this match with the bookies pricing them at 1/7 to take away all three points. We don’t find much value in an outright Dortmund win at this price, unless adding them to an accumulator. Instead, we feel there is really decent value in a lower scoring win for the hosts here. Even taking into account Wednesday’s six goal haul, Dortmund have only scored an average of 2.2 goals per game over their five competitive fixtures so far, and under 3.5 goals were scored in nine of their last ten matches. Dortmund’s home form at Signal-Iduna-Park is often enough of a reason to expect a win, unbeaten on their home turf twenty-two matches (W19 D3), but we also expect Dortmund to hold their first clean sheet of the season against a side as weak as Darmstadt, who have scored just one in their opening two matches.

As such, Borussia Dortmund to win and under 3.5 goals at 6/5 and Borussia Dortmund to win 2-0 at 11/2 with bet365 are our choice bets for this match.

Head to Head

Borussia Dortmund won 2-0 when the two sides last met in March earlier this year. Borussia Dormund are unbeaten against Darmstadt in five consecutive meetings (W3 D2).

Borussia Dortmund Team News

Borussia Dortmund Team Badge Dortmund's Marco Reus is out of rehabilitation training after his injury spell but is unlikely to start. Centre back Neven Subotic and right-back Erik Durm remain absent with long term injuries while captain Sven Bender is absent with muscular problems. Centre back Matthias Ginter featured on the bench in their last match against RB Leipzig after his time in Rio for the Olympic games.

Darmstadt Team News

Darmstadt Team Badge Darmstadt are missing only loanee Felix Platte to injury. Newly signed Nigerian striker Victor Obinna (3 goals in 15 appearances for MSV Duisburg last season) remains unavailable for this match for a cross-competition red card suspension.

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Article by: Tom L
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Published: September 15, 2016

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Borussia Dortmund have won with under 3.5 goals scored in five of their last ten Bundesliga home matches. Under 3.5 goals were scored in nine of Borussia Dortmund’s last ten matches and five of Darmstadt’s last six Bundesliga away matches.

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Borussia Dortmund host Darmstadt 98 at the Signal Iduna Park in the Bundesliga this Saturday. Our free betting tips suggest that the hosts should convincingly take away all three points here. Read our match preview below to find out why.Borussia Dortmund vs FC Koln Betting Tips and Predictions

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Reason For Borussia Dortmund vs Darmstadt Betting Tips

Borussia Dortmund’s new all-star cast for the 2016/2017 season hasn’t kicked off to the perfect start they would’ve hoped for. Plenty of new faces were on show in their opening 2-1 win over Mainz 05 with newly signed centre back Marc Bartra from Barcelona, 19 year old winger Ousmane Dembele from Stade Rennais, Sebastian Rode from Bayern Munich, and Andre Schürrle from Wolfsburg all featuring in the starting eleven – Schürrle assisted both of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goals. Mario Götze, who “re-signed” for Dortmund over the summer, was absent from their opener but featured in their shock 1-0 defeat away to newly-promoted RB Leipzig last weekend. Dortmund soon bounced back to form in their mid-week fixture in the UEFA Champions League, however, with a thrilling 6-0 win away to Legia Warsaw in their opening group stage match.

Darmstadt 98’s overall performance and eventual survival in the Bundesliga last season came as a huge surprise to many who thought that, for a relatively small side, back-to-back promotions with very little investment,would almost certainly see their demise. Darmstadt’s worsening form towards the end saw them slide slowly down the table, eventually finishing just two points above the relegation zone. While they were one of the Bundesliga’s most efficient chance converters in front of goal last season, 65.5% of recorded chances resulted in a goal, and the fourth-best team on the road last season, we feel Darmstadt will have a hard time replicating that this time around after the transfer of Sandro Wagner to TSG Hoffenheim – something that was displayed in their opening 2-0 defeat away to FC Cologne.

Darmstadt’s performances so far this season without “superstar” Sandro Wagner, who scored fourteen goals over 32 appearances for the club, have been unsurprisingly bleak. Wagner was, by %, not only Darmstadt’s most involved player, when combining assists and goals scored, but one of the most vital players for any team in the Bundesliga last season. Darmstadt have made no signings that come close to replacing his “irreplaceable” role in their squad, and were very lucky to take away all three points at home to Frankfurt last weekend, registering just 27% possession and fewer attempts on goal.

Coming into this off the back of a 6-0 Champions League win doesn’t change too much. Dortmund are the obvious favourites for this match with the bookies pricing them at 1/7 to take away all three points. We don’t find much value in an outright Dortmund win at this price, unless adding them to an accumulator. Instead, we feel there is really decent value in a lower scoring win for the hosts here. Even taking into account Wednesday’s six goal haul, Dortmund have only scored an average of 2.2 goals per game over their five competitive fixtures so far, and under 3.5 goals were scored in nine of their last ten matches. Dortmund’s home form at Signal-Iduna-Park is often enough of a reason to expect a win, unbeaten on their home turf twenty-two matches (W19 D3), but we also expect Dortmund to hold their first clean sheet of the season against a side as weak as Darmstadt, who have scored just one in their opening two matches.

As such, Borussia Dortmund to win and under 3.5 goals at 6/5 and Borussia Dortmund to win 2-0 at 11/2 with bet365 are our choice bets for this match.

Head to Head

Borussia Dortmund won 2-0 when the two sides last met in March earlier this year. Borussia Dormund are unbeaten against Darmstadt in five consecutive meetings (W3 D2).

Borussia Dortmund Team News

Borussia Dortmund Team Badge Dortmund's Marco Reus is out of rehabilitation training after his injury spell but is unlikely to start. Centre back Neven Subotic and right-back Erik Durm remain absent with long term injuries while captain Sven Bender is absent with muscular problems. Centre back Matthias Ginter featured on the bench in their last match against RB Leipzig after his time in Rio for the Olympic games.

Darmstadt Team News

Darmstadt Team Badge Darmstadt are missing only loanee Felix Platte to injury. Newly signed Nigerian striker Victor Obinna (3 goals in 15 appearances for MSV Duisburg last season) remains unavailable for this match for a cross-competition red card suspension.

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Article by: Tom L
Contact: thomas.lumb@freesupertips.co.uk
Twitter: @thomaslumb19
Published: September 15, 2016

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