Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayer Leverkusen
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Düsseldorf).
Fortuna Dusseldorf had an impressive opening game against Werder Bremen on the road which saw the latter admit defeat by a 3-1 scoreline. The hosts are now unbeaten in their last three games across all competitions and will be hoping for a similar positive result when they welcome Bayer Leverkusen to their midst this weekend.
The away side got off to a winning start in their opener as well, with a 3-2 victory over Paderborn at home. Three different players got their names on the scoresheet for Leverkusen in that fixture which saw four of the five goals find the back of the net before the teams had even headed for the break.
Although Dusseldorf will be having home advantage under their belt on Saturday, Bayer Leverkusen are a tough team to break, even on the road and so a win against them will not be coming easy.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously squared up against each other five times.
- Their last encounter saw Bayer Leverkusen clinch the win with a 2-0 scoreline.
- Dusseldorf’s only victory against this opponent came way back in 2010.
- Three of their previous five meetings have seen both teams breach each other.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
The home team have been far from consistent in ensuring a winning form on home soil, and have succumbed to defeat twice in their last four games here. Bayer Leverkusen have been faring much better in their outings and will be coming into matchday two on the back of a three-match winning streak in the Bundesliga.
Additionally, Leverkusen have been tasting success in their last two visits to this venue. Considering that the visitors are also on a two-match winning streak at the moment as well, a win for Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday just does not fit the equation.
However, it needs saying that Dusseldorf scored three past Bremen in their opener and that they also racked up twenty-seven goals to their tally at home in the previous edition. Given that the Leverkusen have not kept a clean sheet in their last three outings either, expect neither side to make it through the ninety minutes with a clean sheet intact.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting tips
Bayern Leverkusen to win @ 1.66 (2/3)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).