Having never managed to defeat Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga, SV Darmstadt 98 are out to make amends when the sides meet on Saturday evening (kick-off 18:30 CET/17:30 GMT).
- Darmstadt are currently 13th in the standings – their lowest position all season. They are now just three points above the relegation zone.
- This will be the first time Darmstadt play in the Saturday evening slot in the Bundesliga.
- Both HSV head coach Bruno Labbadia and his assistant Eddy Sözer used to play for Darmstadt and later worked as coaches there.
- This will be the first time these teams meet in a competitive fixture for 28 years.
- Darmstadt lost back-to-back league matches for the first time this season last week.
- Hamburg have only scored two goals in their last five Bundesliga outings.
Darmstadt: Mathenia - Garics, Sulu, Caldirola, Junior Diaz - Niemeyer, Gondorf - Heller, Rausch - Rosenthal - Wagner
Hamburg: Adler - Diekmeier, Djourou, Spahic, Ostrzolek - Diaz, Holtby - N.Müller, Illicevic - Lasogga, Schipplock