Marvin Matip and Aytac Sulu lead from the back at their respective clubs.
Marvin Matip and Aytac Sulu lead from the back at their respective clubs.
Bundesliga

FC Ingolstadt 04 - SV Darmstadt 98: new kids on the block

Most had expected FC Ingolstadt and SV Darmstadt 98 to be lurking near the wrong end of the table ahead of the sides' clash on Matchday 13. Instead, the promoted duo, who face off on Sunday afternoon at the Audi Sportpark, can look back on an expectation-defying start to the 2015/16 campaign.

Determined Darmstadt

Both have shocked some of the Bundesliga's high-profile names with combative and determined football and the proof is in the pudding (or rather, the league table): with just over a third of the season done and dusted, Ingolstadt sit a solid tenth, while Darmstadt in 13th are a full six points clear of the automatic relegation places.

So can the new kids on the block keep the momentum up for the rest of the season?

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