Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Stuttgart
Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Dusseldorf).
We expect to see a real buzz in and around Merkur Spiel-Arena on Sunday evening when Fortuna Dusseldorf host Stuttgart in a highly important relegation six-pointer in the last game of Matchday No 21.
It seemed Flingeraner would be certain contenders for the immediate return to 2. Bundesliga just a couple of months ago. However, they grew in form significantly to prove to have what it takes to stay competitive in the top flight football.
Friedhelm Funkel’s men not only escaped the red zone, but they gained a seven-point cushion on penultimate-placed Nurnberg thanks to such rise in form. They are four points above Sunday’s counterparts Stuttgart who currently hold the relegation play-offs spot.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head
Stuttgart lead the head to head tie by four wins ahead of their 46th meeting with Flingeraner.
Just one of past seven head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
There were no goals at all when teams met each other in this term of Bundesliga in late-September last year.
Fortuna have a fine record of 13 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats in 22 home matches against the Reds.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Stuttgart: Prediction
Dusseldorf had a very tough schedule after the winter break and this will actually be their first winnable affair of the year. They suffered two tough defeats to RB Leipzig (0-4) and Schalke (4-1), but also showed quality by holding Hoffenheim to a 1-1 draw away at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena last Saturday.
The hosts should have plenty of room to create in the final third here knowing Stuttgart shipped as many as nine goals in three league matches in 2019. The Reds only drew 2-2 to Freiburg last weekend at their Mercedes-Benz-Arena.
Moving forward, Stuttgart have a dreadful record on travels where they won one, drew one and lost eight of ten league games this season scoring no more than seven goals along. We will thus back Fortuna Dusseldorf to win as the main betting option at the odds of 2.10 here.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Stuttgart: Bet Tips
Fortuna Dusseldorf to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Fortuna Dusseldorf Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).