Borussia Dortmund vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund have a lot of catching up to do as it is and are five points adrift of the top spot. With Fortuna Dusseldorf hardly posing as a threat on the road, the hosts will be eying all three points for the taking this weekend.
Dortmund vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head to head (h2h)
- Borussia Dortmund picked up a 3-2 win in their last meeting.
- All of their past three encounters have featured more than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous five matchups.
- The final scores have been level just once in their last five games.
- Fortuna Dusseldorf have registered the win in only one of their past six fixtures. (W-1, D-2, L-3)
Dortmund vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction
Borussia Dortmund broke free from their dismal two-match winless streak last week by pulling off a 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin on the road. Despite being reduced to ten men at the break, the hosts were just too hot to handle for their counterparts, who failed to grab beyond more than a consolation goal.
Having dropped points thrice in their last five clashes, the home side are now sitting fifth on the ladder, with twenty-three points to their name.
On the other hand, Fortuna Dusseldorf managed to avoid a second consecutive defeat in their most recent matchup with Hoffenheim, after Rouwen Hennings grabbed a late equalizer to post a 1-1 draw.
The visitors are now without a win in their last three clashes in the Bundesliga. And are currently just a point away from falling into the relegation zone.
It is also worth mentioning that the away side have not looked sharp on the road this season, and have just one win so far. In sharp contrast, the hosts are yet to stumble in front of the home crowd.
To make matters worse for the Fortuna Dusseldorf faithful, the away side have not secured the bragging rights in any of their last two visits here either. Given that Dortmund have led at half time in each of those clashes as well, count on the hosts to win both halves with ease in this one.
Furthermore, Borussia Dortmund have been keen on racking up the goal scoring charts in their recent clashes. They have found the back of the net eleven times from their past four games here in all competitions.
Meanwhile, their counterparts for the weekend have just been too easy to breach especially on the road. Fourteen of the twenty-four goals that Fortuna Dusseldorf have conceded so far have come from their trips on the road.
As such, expect nothing short of a high scoring affair come Saturday.
Dortmund vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Betting tips
Half time/ Full time: Borussia Dortmund @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).