Summary

  • Bottom-of-the-table Darmstadt host Borussia Dortmund.
  • The Lillies are six points adrift at the bottom.
  • Fourth-place Dortmund a point behind Eintracht Frankfurt.

Struggling SV Darmstadt 98 may have a difficult Saturday afternoon ahead when they welcome a Borussia Dortmund side with designs on the Bundesliga top three (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

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Rock bottom of the table and needing seven points to escape the relegation zone, Darmstadt are struggling to keep afloat. Having lost 10 of their last 11 league games, Lilies' coach Torsten Frings - appointed during the winter break - will be hoping to put some much-needed points on the board against his former club.

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Having taken three points from RB Leipzig last weekend, BVB will be looking to keep their unbeaten run of seven matches intact. After winning 6-0 against Die Lilien in the reverse fixture, will we see a repeat performance with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele and Marco Reus all at full fitness?

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Match Stats

  • Darmstadt have kept only two clean sheets this season.
  • The Lilies have scored just four goals since beating VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 8.
  • Frings scored 10 goals in 47 Bundesliga outings during a two-year spell with Dortmund.
  • Dortmund have kept just two clean sheets in their last ten Bundesliga matches - albeit against top two FC Bayern München and Leipzig.
  • Reus has scored against 16 of the Bundesliga's 18 current clubs. Only Leipzig and Darmstadt are missing from the list.
  • Sebastian Rode's last two Bundesliga goals came against boyhood club Darmstadt.

The Venue - Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor