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Bundesliga

Hesse derby date for Frankfurt and Darmstadt

Eintracht Frankfurt play host to regional neighbours SV Darmstadt 98 in the Bundesliga's first Hessenderby in over 30 years on Sunday (kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT)

History

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Top facts

    Frankfurt are without a win in four, while Darmstadt have not won in five.The two sides traded places in the Bundesliga standings on Matchday 14, with Frankfurt currently sitting a season-low 13th.It is the first time since 1984 that two clubs hailing from the Hesse region of Germany have met in the Bundesliga (Frankfurt triumphed against Offenbach).Frankfurt won their last meeting against Darmstadt 2-1 on home soil in April 1982.Darmstadt have been involved in more draws (six) than any other Bundesliga club this season.

Possible line-ups

Frankfurt: Hradecky – Hasebe (c), Zambrano, Abraham, Oczipka – Medojevic, Reinartz – Aigner, Stendera, Ignjovski – Seferovic

Absentees: Anderson (Reha), Flum (knee), Kittel (fitness), Castaignos (knee)

Suspended: Meier

Darmstadt: Mathenia – Rajkovic, Sulu (c), Caldirola, Diaz – Heller, Niemeyer, Gondorf, Rausch – Stroh-Engel, Wagner

Absentees: Wembecher (unavailable), Finger (unavailable), Ivana (fitness), Kazimi (unavailable), Volk (unavailable)

Suspended: Garics