Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Union Berlin
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Düsseldorf).
Dusseldorf may be going through one of the worst phases of their season, but it needs to be considered that they have had to take on some of the best teams in the country in a row the last several match-days, and it has definitely taken a toll on their form, and stats. However, this Sunday, they are at home, and are pitted against a newly-promoted Union Berlin.
As such, expect Fortuna to have the upper hand this weekend in the Bundesliga.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Union Berlin Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Union Berlin won 3-1 at home.
- Eight of the former eleven games had goals from both teams.
- Five of the previous eight wins wen to Fortuna.
- In the last decade, only once have the hosts lost at this stadium.
- Four of the previous six wins at this venue went to the home team.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Union Berlin Match Preview
It’s the battle between two former second-division teams. Fortuna have had a head-start over their counterparts in that regards, as they got into the top flight at the end of the 2017-18 season, as opposed to Union Berlin making it just this last summer.
This one year of extra experience will certainly work in favor of Duesseldorf, and frankly, they are in need of it at present.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Union Berlin Prediction
Fortuna’s insane schedule continued the last match-day, as they had to take on Augsburg, while being slowed down by the away handicap. Expectedly, Augsburg recorded a convincing win, with a 3-0 scoreline.
Meanwhile, Union Berlin were at home, and tried to hold on as long as they could against Hoffenheim. Still, the guests got away with the three points at the end of the ninety minutes with a 0-2 scorecard.
This weekend, Fortuna will be hell-bent on getting their campaign on track. They have had the misfortune to take on the likes of Bayern, Dortmund, Leipzig etc, all in the last month, and it surely ended in disaster for them.
This Sunday however, they have the home advantage to lean on, and are taking on a struggling Union Berlin, who were promoted to this league just at the end of last season.
Moreover, the Berlin outfit have just two wins to show for this whole season on the road, whereas, Fortuna were on a roll before their insane schedule kicked in.
In fact, Duesseldorf were on a three-game winning run in front of the home crowd, before their back-to-back losses against Bayern, and Leipzig. Also, in 2019-20, they have lost just four matches in total at this venue, and all four were teams currently in the top-seven of the Bundesliga table.
In addition, Fortuna have dominated this opponent in h2h clashes for quite some time. To quote a fact, Fortuna recorded five of the previous eight h2h wins, and at this venue, they have lost just once since 2009.
Importantly, Fortuna have also won every single such encounter against this rival at this stadium in the last ten years, barring just three matches in total.
As such, count on the desperate hosts to do their best on the pitch, and at least avoid a loss.
However, the psychological damage due to the winless streak Fortuna are on, and their desperation to get back into winning ways could act against them. Keep note that they have conceded three or more goals in five of their last six match-ups.
On the other hand, Union scored two or more goals in four of their previous seven overall fixtures, and three or more goals in two of their last four road trips. And finally, Fortuna have conceded twice or more against this opponent in four of the last five overall h2h clashes, and in the last three at this venue.
Considering all these factors together, rightfully expect the BTTS bet to bring huge returns.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Union Berlin Betting Tips
Double Chance: Fortuna Duesseldorf or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).