Peter Green - December 16, 2018
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Tuesday, 18th December 2018
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Esprit Arena (Düsseldorf).
The best team in the league travels to the worst of the lot. Borussia Dortmund takes their chances against Duesseldorf, on the road, in this 16th round fixture in the German Bundesliga.
Dortmund occupies the pole position in the league, which includes the likes of Bayern Munich. They remain one of the few teams in the top 5 leagues, that are yet to lose, and the only one in the German top division. Their record reads 11 wins and three draws. They have a 7-point lead at the top of the table, and a nine-point lead over the defending champions.
Duesseldorf is the 20th team in a league of 20. They have secured just nine points on the board. Their record reads two wins, three draws, and nine losses.
Dortmund won their last game, on the road, against Monaco, in the Champions League. The final score was 0-2, in favor of the guests. Both the goals came from the boots of Guerreiro.
Duesseldorf lost their last match, on the road, against Werder Bremen. The final score was 3-1, in favor of the hosts. Lukebakio scored the lone goal for Fortuna.
The best team in the league, against the worst. It isn’t really a fair match-up. Borussia is the only unbeaten team in the Bundesliga, and along with Juventus, Liverpool, and PSG, the only unbeaten sides in the top 5 leagues.
They are desperate to take the title from the clutches of Bayern, and this year couples with Munich’s struggles, Borussia has a good chance to do that. The team will view this match as an opportunity to register three easy points, and also to improve their goal difference.
Fortuna was winless in ten of their last 14 overall matches. The team has just one win to their name in the last ten attempts at home.
Dortmund has lost only one of their last 27 overall games, and just one of their last 19 fixtures on the road. Also, Dortmund holds a 100% unbeaten record against Duesseldorf.