Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 6 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: ESPRIT Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke look to have gained the wanted momentum after a horrendous kick off to the new season. Die Konigsblauen sat at the very foot of the league standings with five losses in five games before last weekend’s maiden victory over Mainz 05.
It was Alessandro Shopf who made the difference seven days ago, helping Domenico Tedesco save his job as Schalke’s head coach. This win gave team wings and pushed them towards the Champions League success as Tedesco’s men kept another clean sheet on Wednesday evening beating Lokomotiv Moscow 0-1 away in the Russian capital. It was midfielder Weston McKennie who notched the only goal of the game two minutes from time. Die Konigsblauen now have four points after two rounds and they are on the best way to make it to the last 16 in the most elite football competition on the continent.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke: Head-to-head
- It’s been five years since the two likes last met each other.
- Schalke 04 took four points back from the head to head ties with Flingeraner back in the 2012/13 campaign.
- Die Konigsblauen were generally much more successful over the course of history winning 17 and losing 9 of 37 games against Fortuna.
- Both teams scored in three of last four head to head matches.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke: Prediction
Unlike Schalke, Fortuna’s form saw a massive slide in the last couple of weeks. Flingeraner took just one point from last three league games and they will come into this off the back of consecutive defeats to Bayer Leverkusen and Nurnberg.
The head coach Friedhelm Funkel van particularly be worried after the defeat to recently-promoted Nurnberg last Saturday when Fortuna’s defensive line looked just miserable.
In such circumstances, we certainly see the visitors as favourites to grab the spoils and we believe they are worth backing to win at 2.05 odds here.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke: Bet Tips
Schalke to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
Schalke Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).