Fortuna Dusseldorf vs MSV Duisburg
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: 2nd October 2017
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: ESPRIT Arena, Dusseldorf.
The ninth round of German tier two football league is going to be wrapped up on Monday evening at ESPRIT Arena. Hosts Fortuna Dusseldorf are welcoming bottom-table squad Duisburg, hoping to win three points and takeover the 1st position on the table.
Fortuna Dusseldorf have been playing great so far this season. They were not one of the candidates to earn promotion during the previous campaign, but things changed. Friedhelm Funkel’s team has collected 18 out of possible 24 points so far, mainly thanks to great defending.
This team conceded only nine times so far, which is making them the third best defense in the league. Almost all games played at ESPRIT Arena ended in their favour (three wins and one draw), so it is normal to see the bookies on their side.
Duisburg were playing in German tier three league last season, but managed to achieve an express comeback to 2. Bundesliga. However, they are not doing so well eight rounds in, having only eight points on their account.
It is interesting to mention The Zebras are performing a lot better on the road than at home. They returned with seven out of possible 12 points from away games.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs MSV Duisburg: Head to head
There were 35 duels played between Fortuna and MSV so far. The squad from Dusseldorf achieved more victories (13-8), but failed to beat Duisburg since 2011.
The last encounter was in April 2016 in Duisburg. Hosts won it from behind 2-1.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs MSV Duisburg: Prediction
Even though the recent h2h results are not on their side, we are betting Fortuna to win. They won four out of the last five games, while their opponents collected only one point in the last three weeks.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs MSV Duisburg: Bets
Home win at the odds of 4/5 @ 888 Sport.
Over 2.5 FT at the odds of 8/11 @ 888 Sport.