Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WWK-Arena (Augsburg).
Fortuna Dusseldorf made a dreadful start to the season, but it proved out they only needed some time to adjust to the top flight football.
Not only they escaped the rock-bottom of the standings, but a phenomenal streak of three consecutive league wins climbed them up to 14th place in the ladder.
They are four points adrift of the danger area and have full right to hope for avoiding the immediate return to the second division football next season.
Friedhelm Funkel looks to have found just the right formula to help his team keep things tight at the back.
Flingeraner allowed only one goal in last three league matches against the likes of Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund (a shocking 2-1 win at home) and Hannover.
Striker Dodi Lukebakio was mainly responsible for goals at the other end. He scored one of seven in the campaign just against table-toppers Dortmund in team’s final home fixture of the year.
Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Head-to-head
It’s been five years since these two likes last locked horns before this season’s encounter at Merkur Spiel-Arena.
Augsburg claimed a 1-2 victory then.
Overall, Fuggerstadter won 4, drew 1 and lost 2 of 7 matches against Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Three or more goals were seen in three of past four head to head affairs.
Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Prediction
Augsburg’s story is completely opposite to the one of Fortuna’s. Fuggerstadter made bright start to the season, but their form saw a massive slide from November onwards. The team is winless in last eight league matches and they took no more than two points from past five Bundesliga affairs.
Such negative spell of form brought Manuel Baum’s men on the brink of the red zone and they will desperately seek success against direct relegation rivals Fortuna here.
We have to go for the value and back Fortuna Dusseldorf not to lose at the odds of 1.90 here. Since the hosts were super easy to break down of late, we will alternatively back Dodi Lukebakio to score anytime at 2.87.
Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Bet Tips
Fortuna Dusseldorf or Draw @ 1.90 (9/10)
Dodi Lukebakio to score anytime @ 2.87 (15/8).