Historical data shows a clear difference in the form and strength of the two teams. Leipzig played seven matches, won four and lost only one, indicating a strong start to the season. Darmstadt 98, by contrast, have won only two of their seven matches, which paints a contrasting picture of their current form.
In terms of goals scored and conceded, Darmstadt 98 seem to struggle defensively, conceding an average of 2.7 goals per game, while Leipzig have the best defensive record, conceding just 0.86 goals per match. This difference could be a deciding factor in the upcoming game.
In terms of expected goals (xG), Darmstadt 98 tended to be above expected goals in previous matches, suggesting some clinical play from them. However, vulnerabilities were exposed in the defence, especially against Stuttgart. Leipzig's xG in the recent match against Bochum shows that the team had opportunities but did not capitalize on them, hinting at possible ineffectiveness in attack.
If we dig deeper into the statistics, the possession data did not reveal a pattern for both teams: there are games in which they dominated and were dominated. However, in terms of shots on goal and shots on goal, Leipzig is consistently more formidable.
Given the importance of the game and the tournament situation, both teams will be looking to win, with Leipzig likely to look to build on their strong start and Darmstadt 98 to move away from the bottom of the table.
Leipzig's form for this match is simply amazing. They managed to get the better of their opponents in most matches, and the team dynamics seem to be in sync. On the other hand, Darmstadt 98, while having its moments, shows an inconsistency that a team like Leipzig can take advantage of. Don’t forget about the reliability of the defense - Leipzig impresses with its play, conceding only 0.86 goals on average per game, and Darmstadt 98 with its penetrations. xG data from previous games once again highlights Leipzig's prowess in both creating and converting chances.
If we look at the statistics of goals in previous matches, we can note a trend that suggests that both teams are able to achieve high results. In particular, Darmstadt 98's weak defense, conceding an average of 2.7 goals per game, suggests that the goal will be found repeatedly in this game. The attacking power of Leipzig combined with the vulnerability of Darmstadt 98 further supports this prediction. Additionally, the fact that both teams average over 2.5 goals in matches makes this a low-risk bet.