Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Augsburg: Preview and Predictions

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Augsburg
2018/19 German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday 25th August 2018
Kick off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Dusseldorf).

Fortuna Dusseldorf are back in the Bundesliga top flight after winning promotion last season and they will want to make a positive impact in their first home game of the season when they take on Augsburg.

The betting on the game is very open but the bookmakers have installed Dusseldorf as the favourites to pick up all three points. It will be interesting to see if Dusseldorf will be able to play midfielder Takashi Usami who has been taken on loan from none other than Augsburg.

Dusseldorf have been busy in the transfer market mostly trying to reshuffle their defence and have been able to bring in stalwart Mathias Zimmerman on a free transfer.

Augsburg have only been able to bring in one player so far which was midfielder Fredrik Jensen from Dutch team FC Twente and they did so for 2.7m euros.

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Augsburg: Head to Head

  • The teams have not played each other for 5 years and the last time they did Augsburg won 3-2.
  • 4 of their last six games has ended in under 2.5 goals.
  • There is a winning pattern that if continued would see Dusseldorf win this game.

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Augsburg: Prediction

Augsburg have more experience in the Bundesliga in recent years and this is the only advantage they have for this game. Dusseldorf have bought wisely with the budget that they have and the away team have a long trip on their hands.

Our main bet will be to see the home side get the win and very good value prices and we will also bet on how many goals there will be. We shouldn’t expect too many as this is the first game of the season and both sides will play not to lose.

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Augsburg: Bet Tips

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf to beat Augsburg at 2.63 (13/8)
  • Under 2.5 goals at 1.72 (8/11).