Friday’s matchup between Darmstadt and Bochum will take place at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor as part of the 2023–24 Bundesliga campaign.
Darmstadt will continue to be in shock from their crushing 8-0 loss to defending champion Bayern Munich last Saturday. When Joshua Kimmich was dismissed in the 4th minute of play, the recently promoted team would have liked the possibility of obtaining a victory, but those aspirations were destroyed by 2 red cards of their own making. Before the intermission, Klaus Gjasula and Anton Maglica were given the order to take off, guaranteeing Bayern Munich the numerical edge for the second half. Darmstadt’s second half of the match proved to be devastating as Bayern scored a total of 8 goals, led by doubles from Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala in addition to a hat-trick from Harry Kane.
Due to the crushing loss, Darmstadt dropped to 14th place, 2 points ahead of their opponents on Friday, who are at present in the relegation playoff position. Die Lilien have conceded 30 goals in their 9 league games, giving them the poorest defensive record in the league’s top division.Bochum is no stranger to effectively maneuvering its way out of trouble, they’ve done so in both of their Bundesliga campaigns since moving up from the second division in 2021.
Last Friday, with rock-bottom Mainz 05, Die Unabsteigbaren looked like they were finally going to break their winless beginning to the campaign. However, a goal in the 96th minute by Tom Krauss saved a point for the guests, who were now only 2 points below their opponents.
Following their 8 game losing skid at the beginning of the previous season, which resulted in Thomas Letsch’s appointment in September 2022, that draw indicates Bochum has now broken that run. The positive aspect is that they’ve only lost 4 times this way around, giving them an extra point.
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Darmstadt vs Bochum Game Information
- Date: 11/03/2023
- Time: 01:30 PM ET
- Location: Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor.
- How to Watch Darmstadt vs Bochum: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv