Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018
Kick-off at 14.30 UK/ 15.30 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich.
Bayern has really been struggling this season and surprisingly is at the fifth position after 11 rounds in the top division of German football. Niko Kovac, the Bayern coach is at his wits’ end following a string of unimpressive performances, and likely faces the sack if the trend continues.
A match against the relegation-threatened Dusseldorf couldn’t have come at a better time for the mentally fatigued players and coach.
Bayern comes to this match after suffering defeat in the Der Klassiker last weekend. Dortmund, at home, took Bayern for a ride and probably finished some of the debt they had fuming in mind. The match was an emotional affair for the Dortmund fans, as they saw their former star striker Robert Lewandowski getting on the scoresheet, twice for Bayern.
But as fate would have it, one of his best friends, Marco Reus, scored twice for Dortmund. And 17 minutes before the final whistle, on-loan and in-form striker Paco Alcacer scored the winner for the Borussians. A cheeky flip over Manuel Neuer must have brought back memories of the 2015 Champions League semi-final first leg at the Camp Nou, for the fans from Munich.
Dusseldorf calmly took advantage of their extra man, at home, against Hertha Berlin and scored four past the visitors. The final scoreline read 4-1. Raman scored twice after coming on for just nine minutes of the game.
Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head-to-head (h2h)
- Munich has 100% winning record against Dusseldorf. They have won every game they played against Dusseldorf. Bayern has won and kept a clean sheet in every single game they played at Dusseldorf’s home.
- Bayern has registered only one win in their last three matches.
- Dusseldorf has been winless in seven of their last ten matches, six of them losses.
- Bayern has just one win in their last five matches at home.
- Dusseldorf has won only twice in their last seven attempts on the road.
Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction
Bayern has really struggled at home this season, and especially recently. This match against the struggling Dusseldorf is a gift from heaven for Niko Kovac and his men. Mess up this opportunity and Bayern is probably looking at the abyss till the end of the season.
Games involving Dusseldorf are usually goal fests. Especially the ones on the road. To give an interesting stat, last 20 away games of Dusseldorf saw a total of 102 goals.
Bayern will win this match and try to get their mojo back. In all probability, their most potent lineup will be used for this match. Munich has no option but to completely decimate this helpless opponent. Earlier these kinds of matches were opportunities for senior players to get some valuable rest, and for junior players to get some worthy playing minutes.
But the under-fire Niko Kovac and his men don’t have that luxury.
Munich has won every match they have played against this opponent. Dusseldorf has conceded the most goals, 25, from their 11 games.
Bayern will win this match handsomely. They will score goals in either of the halves. Neuer and his boys will likely score a lot of goals in this match, and the winning margin will probably be more than three.
Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Bayern Munich/ Bayern Munich @ 1.40 (2/5)
EH (-2 for Bayern Munich): Bayern Munich to win @ 1.60 (3/5).