Germany: 3rd Bundesliga
SV Darmstadt 98 vs. MSV Duisburg
The Lilies are the surprise team this season which is sitting now on third place which means the promotion spot - 7 points ahead of Osnabruck (4th) and Rostock (5th). They are now on a terrific run with ten unbeaten matches while winning their last four matches on home soil.
The guarantee for success is their topscorer D. Stroh-Engel who is leading the scorers list with 21 goals in 27 matches. Good news for coach D. Schuster 'cause he could put his strongest squad on field tomorrow.
The Zebras are sitting on a secure 8th spot. No special plans for this season 'cause both - the promotion- and relegationspots - are a way to far. After a bad start into the new season they caught up and could plan now for next season. Last weekend in front of their fans a pretty bad and disappointing performance gaining in a scoreless draw just one point against Wiesbaden.
Other bad news for the team 'cause M. Bollmann who saw his 5th yellow against Wiesbaden will be out tomorrow. Other absences are S. Dum, M. Kühne and M. Gardawski due injury. That means that three of four from the regular starting defensive line are out for tomorrow.
IMO huge value on the Lilies and I'm pretty sure that odds will drop fast. In front of their fans and against a weakened defense line of the Zebras it will be very hard to stop D. Stroh-Engel. Everything than a three-pointer at Böllenfalltor will be a big surprise to me.
Pick: Darmstadt 98