Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Eintracht Braunschweig
Germany – 2.Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 31st July 2017
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Esprit Arena (Dusseldorf).
Two optimistic teams start their league campaign with sights set on promotion to Bundesliga.
Fortuna Dusseldorf would like to forget how things went in the 2016/17 campaign. They failed to take-off and ended up with a 11th place in the standings. This was the third consecutive season that they finished in the bottom half of the table.
Their campaign was marred by a poor home record, managing a meager 4 wins from 17 games, drew 7 and 6 losses.
On the other hand, Eintracht Braunschweig had an excellent season and finished third in the regular season. They were then beaten by Wolfsburg in the promotion play-offs.
It was an excellent home record that served as catalyst for Braunschweig’s ride to promotion play-off last season. They were the second best home team in the league with 13 wins and 3 draws from 17 matches, losing just once. At the same time, they were the third best away side in the league.
Dusseldorf vs Eintracht Braunschweig: Head-to-head
Last season, Braunschweig defeated Dusseldorf in both league clashes by the same 2-1 margin.
At home, Dusseldorf can boast of a decent record against Braunschweig with 4 wins and 4 draws from 9 matches and were beaten just once.
Also, 7 of the 9 meetings between the two sides at Dusseldorf’s home ground saw both team’s scoring.
Dusseldorf vs Eintracht Braunschweig: Predictions
Despite having failed to fare in the past seasons, Dusseldorf made a decent start to their campaign on those occasions. They were beaten just once in their first home match of the past four seasons. On the other hand, Braunschweig are unbeaten in their first away game of last three seasons.
Therefore, we must expect a tight clash on Monday night and this will force me to look into the goal markets.
Dusseldorf vs Eintracht Braunschweig: Bet Tips
Our prime tip for this fixture will be ‘Both Teams to Score’ for 1.91 odds with Betway.