SV Darmstadt 98 welcome Bayer 04 Leverkusen to the Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Wednesday evening as they aim to end their two-match losing streak.
Now seven points adrift of 17th-placed Ingolstadt, Darmstadt have a difficult task ahead of them if they are to have any hope of making their way off the bottom of the table. Playing host to a Leverkusen side who are themselves desperate for points, Darmstadt will be hoping their two-match losing streak will come to a welcome end. Matchday 26 was a difficult one for The Lillies with a 4-0 defeat away to RB Leipzig, a result Torsten Frings' side will not want a repeat of in front of their own fans.
Five matchdays without a win will be difficult to take for Leverkusen fans with the appointment of Tayfun Korkut not providing the spark in Die Werkself that had been hoped for. Leverkusen were heading for three points last Sunday but for a quick-fire hat-trick from Wolfsburg's Mario Gomez that devastatingly dampened their hopes. If it had not been for an 89th-minute strike from Kai Havertz, Leverkusen would have snatched a demoralising defeat from the jaws of victory. With only eight matchdays left, Leverkusen need more than just a draw if they are to find themselves in Europe next season.