DARMSTADT are playing in the German Bundesliga for the first time in 33 years but haven’t looked out of their depth so far.
Dirk Schuster’s men kicked off with a thrilling 2-2 home draw with Hannover before giving Schalke a huge fright in a 1-1 stalemate last week in which the new boys were much the better side.
Today they host a Hoffenheim team who scored the joint fastest ever Bundesliga goal last week – Kevin Volland’s opener after nine seconds against Bayern Munich – before being beaten by a last-minute strike.
Darmstadt had the best home record in the second tier last season, losing just one game, and were the second highest scorers. Hoffenheim have netted against big guns Leverkusen and Bayern already this season and over 2.5 goals in this one looks good at 37-40 with BetVictor.
Staying in the Bundesliga, Augsburg enjoyed their best-ever season last term and bagged a place in the Europa League as a reward. They’ve yet to land a first win this time out but can get off the mark in the Bavarian derby at home to promoted Ingolstadt who shipped four going on 10 against rampant Dortmund last week.
Augsburg are 21-20 at Betfred for the win and over 1.5 Augsburg goals pays 23-20 at Coral.
Goals looks the order of the day at Stuttgart v Eintracht Frankfurt. Both have scored in their two games so far and in the last six meetings of these teams, five have seen both score and over 2.5 goals.
It’s similar stats in the Belgian league clash between Oostende and Zulte Waregem. All of the last five meetings have seen both score and over 2.5 and the sides are in good form this season with Oostende top of the league having already beaten Anderlecht and Standard Liege.
In Austria, table-toppers Rapid Vienna have scored at least two goals in all their domestic matches this season can beat Mattersburg with a bit to spare at home today.
Scott’s Euro bets
Darmstadt v Hoffenheim (2.30pm)
over 2.5 goals (37-40, BetVictor)
Stuttgart v Eintracht Frankfurt (2.30pm)
btts/over 2.5 goals (4-5, bet365)
Augsburg to beat Ingolstadt (2.30pm)
Oostende v Zulte Waregem (7pm)
btts/over 2.5 goals (11-10, bet365)
Rapid Vienna v Mattersburg (5.30pm)
Rapid win and over 2.5 match goals (4-6, Titanbet)