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