Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hertha Berlin
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena.
Both teams are trying to gain some distance over the relegation cut-off. Just eleven more match-days remain in the competition, and time is fast running out to attain safety.
Likely, we are about to have a competitive match-up between the two, and goals are expected from both teams.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hertha Berlin Head-to-head (h2h)
- 100% of encounters in the past decade have had goals from both teams.
- Every single game since 2010 have had three or more goals.
- Six of the last seven clashes saw Fortuna scoring two or more goals.
- The prior three fixtures at this venue had four or more goals.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hertha Berlin Match Preview
Fortuna recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Freiburg. The fact that they delivered a win to nil away from home, that too against a playoff contender, is really something inspirational for the players.
The team is at present placed 16th in a table of 18, and as such, are in the relegation zone. However, they just need a surplus of two points to climb to the 15th position, and at present, it is occupied by the struggling Mainz.
Meanwhile, Hertha were humiliated at home by Koln the prior game week, with a 0-5 scoreline. Even more damaging was the fact that Koln are a newly-promoted team.
The Berlin outfit who are just hanging above the relegation cut-off, will have to regroup and not let this loss affect them.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
Goals have been a usual occurrence whenever these two teams have locked horns with each other. In fact, every single encounter between the two since 2010 have had goals from both teams, and every single such battle at this venue, except for one, had four or more goals.
Moreover, Dusseldorf have scored two or more goals in six of the last seven face-to-face games, while Hertha had won the reverse fixture with a 3-1 scoreline.
In addition, as of now, either team are in danger of getting relegated, and to pile on pressure, the season is approaching its end. As such, the teams will not have much use from a drawn game, and they will be forced to go for a win, concentrating more on offense.
Taking into account these findings, it’s inferred that we are in line to witness a goal-fest this weekend.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hertha Berlin Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).