Wolfsburg vs Darmstadt prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/05/2024

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Wolfsburg vs Darmstadt prediction
Darmstadt have avoided defeat just three times this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Wolfsburg welcome relegated bottom club Darmstadt to the Volkswagen Arena to contest a German Bundesliga fixture on Saturday, 4 May. Check out our Bundesliga betting tips for the fixture below.

Wolfsburg vs Darmstadt prediction: Back hosts to prevail

Wolfsburg vs Darmstadt Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Wolfsburg to Win

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Wolfsburg 2-0 Darmstadt

⚽ Team Goals

Over 1.5 Wolfsburg goals

Key Stats

  • Wolfsburg managed to win each of their last two assignments in the Bundesliga.
  • Darmstadt have failed to win 28 of their 31 Bundesliga fixtures this term.
  • Darmstadt conceded at least two goals in three of their last four away games in the division.
  • Darmstadt failed to score in three of their last four tests in the league.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Wolfsburg a short price to win

  • HOME: 2/5 (1.40) – 71.4%
  • DRAW: 15/4 (4.75) – 21.1%
  • AWAY: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Wolfsburg’s top-flight status is close to being assured following back-to-back wins over Bochum and Freiburg, and a third victory on the spin over bottom club Darmstadt on Saturday would seal the deal. With the pressure off, Die Wolfe should find toppling their visitors a routine task and our top football predictions have sided with them in the markets as a result.

Darmstadt have found it tough to compete with the teams in German football’s top tier in 2023/24 and they lost without scoring at home to Heidenheim (0-1) last time out. The visitors have already conceded 73 goals this season and are primed to exit the division with the league’s worst defensive record.

Last five H2Hs: Previous meetings sparse

Germany Bundesliga I 16/12/23

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0
Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Germany Bundesliga I 18/03/17

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1
Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

Germany Bundesliga I 22/10/16

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

3
Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Germany Bundesliga I 19/03/16

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1
Darmstadt

Darmstadt

1

Germany Bundesliga I 24/10/15

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0
Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Wolfsburg dug out a 1-0 win when they last faced Darmstadt in December and that was the first encounter between the clubs since 2017. In five meetings between the sides since August 2014, under 2.5 goals landed in four separate occasions.

Wolfsburg preview: Hosts look depleted

Kevin Paredes, Vaclav Cerny, Cedric Zesiger, Aster Vranckx and Lukas Nmecha are out of action for Wolfsburg while Rogerio is listed as another possible absentee due to a muscle complaint. Defender Sebastiaan Bornauw is suspended and won't be involved either.

Predicted lineup: Casteels – Lacroix, Wimmer, Jenz – Fischer, Arnold, Vranckx, Gerhardt – Baku, Tomas, Wind

Europe Friendlies 20/07/24

L

Anderlecht

Anderlecht

2

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

L

Mainz

Mainz

3

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Germany Bundesliga I 12/05/24

L

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

2

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

0

Germany Bundesliga I 04/05/24

W

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

3

Germany Bundesliga I 27/04/24

W

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

1

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

2

Darmstadt preview: Visitors missing key players

Clemens Reidel, Aaron Seydel, Fabian Holland, Alexander Brunst, Braydon Manu, Marvin Mehlem and Fraser Hornby are all missing for Darmstadt through injured while Klaus Gjasula and Matthias Bader are both doubtful.

Predicted lineup: Schuhen – Zimmermann, Klarer, Maglica – Karic, Muller, Kempe, Nurnberger – Pfeiffer, Vilhelmsson, Skarke

Europe Friendlies 20/07/24

L

Saarbrucken

Saarbrucken

2

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

1

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

W

Swift Hesperange

Swift Hesperange

1

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

5

Europe Friendlies 10/07/24

L

FSV Frankfurt

FSV Frankfurt

1

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

W

SV 1919 Munster

SV 1919 Munster

1

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

8

Europe Friendlies 03/07/24

W

SV Beerfelden

SV Beerfelden

0

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

24

Wolfsburg vs Darmstadt prediction
Maxence Lacroix is on the radar of several Premier League clubs – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Maxence Lacroix

French defender Maxence Lacroix has had an eventful few weeks for Wolfsburg and the 24-year-old scored for the second time in three Bundesliga appearances when he notched against Freiburg last weekend.

Lacroix eager to impress his suitors

Several clubs from England’s Premier League are believed to be monitoring Lacroix closely and the centre-half will be keen to showcase his defensive skills again on Saturday. Lacroix will need to stay disciplined however, having already been sent off three times in the Bundesliga this season.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.