Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn
German Bundesliga II
Date: Monday, 4 January 2021
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Dusseldorf).
Fortuna Dusseldorf aim to stretch their winning streak to 5 games when they welcome Paderborn for the Bundesliga II clash on Monday night.
Dusseldorf ended the calendar year 2020 as the most efficient team in the division by bagging comprehensive wins in all four matches played in December. This helped them to climb up to 5th in the league table and suddenly promotion looks like a reality.
Holstein Kiel, the surprise leaders are only 5 points above the hosts and there are clear incentives for the Dusseldorf not to drop points on Monday.
Paderborn are struggling and managed only 1 win from their last 5 games and this pushed them to the bottom half of the league table. They won their last match against Osnabrueck 1-0 away from home, but lost 3 of the previous 4.
Even if there is a stark contrast in forms between the two teams, bookies do not see a clear favourite in this match. The home win is priced at high 2.40 odd, while the full-time draw and away win can be backed at 3.40 and 2.80 odd respectively.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn Head-to-head
The recent h2h record has Paderborn written all over it as they won 5 of the 10 fixtures and lost just once while settling for a draw 4 times.
This also means Paderborn are unbeaten in their last 5 visits to Dusseldorf, 3 wins and 2 draws.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn Prediction
We will back Dusseldorf to end their poor run of results against Paderborn as they have a next to perfect home record this season (5W, 1D) with 4 clean sheets in the process.
Goals can be also expected in this fixture since Duesseldorf saw over 2.5 goals in their last 5 league games and they contributed the majority of those goals.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn Betting Tips
A Home win @ 2.47 odd
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 odd.