Bayer Leverkusen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen are flying high at the start of the year. A sequence of three consecutive wins helped Die Werkself climb as high as 6th in the league ladder and they are now only five points adrift of the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season.
Peter Bosz looks to have found the winning formula as his men produced three superb attacking displays in past three rounds. Leverkusen notched as many as 11 goals in the process and they took a huge Bayern Munich scalp during the winning thread (a 3-1 victory over reigning champions at BayArena).
Bayer will thus be massive favourites to keep such hot run of form going on Sunday evening when they host recently-promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf at BayArena.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Head-to-head
Bayer were the dominant force in the history of head to head encounters with Flingeraner, especially when it comes to matches at BayArena where they won 7, drew 7 and lost 1 of 15 ties.
Die Werkself claimed a 1-2 victory when these two outfits locked horns in this term of Bundesliga in late-September last year.
Three or more goals were seen in each of past four H2H affairs.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Prediction
Fortuna played hit and cold throughout the season, but the head coach Friedhelm Funkel can generally be satisfied with the job his team did so far. Flingeraner are as many as ten points away from the danger area. They will come into this high on confidence after a super important 3-0 victory over relegation threatened Stuttgart seven days ago at Merkur Spiel-Arena.
It’s hard to expect the visitors backing up such win here against in-form Champions League hopefuls Bayer Leverkusen. Fortuna don’t have the most solid defensive line out there and we can hardly see them stopping the red-hot likes of Kevin Volland, Kai Havertz and Julian Brandt here.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Bet Tips
Bayer Leverkusen to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.44 (4/9).