Recent meetings: This will be the first meeting between the sides in the 2. Bundesliga. They have faced off twelve times before, including in one friendly. Otherwise there have been three DFB-Pokal ties and eight top-flight match-ups. Werder have celebrated five wins and suffered just two defeats, with the other five matches ending draws. The last match between the sides ended in a 2-0 win for SVW on 4th March 2017 in a close game which was ultimately decided by a late Max Kruse brace.
Ups and downs: Our opponents appear to be lacking in one thing when you look at their last five matches, and that is consistency. Whilst they have defeated Hannover 96 (4-0) and Dynamo Dresden (1-0) at home, they have also had a tough time on the road, losing 2-1 in both Rostock and Heidenheim. In their most recent fixture the Lilies showed their attacking prowess putting six past Sandhausen (6-1) taking Torsten Lieberknecht’s side to ninth place in the league – just one point and one place behind Werder.
Chance creation vs. chance conversion: SV Werder have the highest total of attempts on goal per game (16.78), but the taking of these opportunities leaves something to be desired. The Green-Whites are averaging 1.56 goals per game, but SV Darmstadt are more efficient with their chances, scoring on average 2.33 goals per game from an average of just 13.67 shots per game.
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