Eintracht Frankfurt vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Date: Friday, 19 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frakfurt-am-Main).
Eintracht Frankfurt look to have turned a corner after a sloppy kick off to the new Bundesliga campaign without Niko Kovac in charge. The Eagles clinched back-to-back league wins over Hannover and Hoffenheim to climb up to seventh in the league ladder. They will have a nice chance to keep such form going and make it three on the spin in Bundesliga on Friday evening when they play host to recently-promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf at Commerzbank-Arena.
The visitors got off to a rather fine start, but they quickly started to feel the strength of a higher division football. A streak of three straight defeats in the league saw them drop down to the 17th place (second from bottom) and they’ll face hard times bouncing back here against the in-form Eagles.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also completely favour Frankfurt here.
The Eagles won 22, drew 15 and lost 10 of 47 encounters with Flingeraner.
Eintracht were especially dominant in matches at Commerzbank-Arena where they won 16, drew 6 and lost just 1 of 23 ties against Dusseldorf.
It’s been five years since the two likes last met each other and back then they both clinched home wins in their Bundesliga affairs.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Prediction
Friedhelm Funkel’s men were struggling badly in the build-up play recently. They failed to find the back of the net on more than one occasion in last four league outings. A particular drop in form was seen in last two matches as Flingeraner fell 3-0 to Nurnberg and 0-2 to Schalke.
Given trips to Frankfurt am Main have never been a pleasant experience for Fortuna, we can hardly go past backing the home win as a banker bet at the odds of 1.72 here. Balkans duo Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic combined five goals so far in the season. They found the right shape just in latest spell of matches and we expect them to create plenty of troubles to Dusseldorf’s defense on the evening.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Bet Tips
Eintracht to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
HT/FT Eintracht/Eintracht @ 2.60 (8/5).