Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Nurnberg
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Dusseldorf).
Fortuna Dusseldorf and Nurnberg battled it out together in the second division of German football last season. They were both struggling badly to stay competitive in the top flight at the start of this Bundesliga term.
The hosts, nonetheless, managed to rise in from drastically as they moved from the very foot of the league ladder to 12th position.
Sadly, the same can’t be said for Nurnberg who are just not pulling up any trees and who sit at the very bottom of the table after 22 rounds.
Der Ruhmreiche are winless in last 16 Bundesliga matches. They only claimed 13 points in 22 games. However, they can still save themselves from getting relegated being just two points shy of 16th-placed Stuttgart at the moment.
Can the visit to Merkur Spiel-Arena mark a turning point of the season for Nurnberg?
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Nurnberg: Head-to-head
Der Ruhmreiche were the dominant force in the history of H2H encounters with Fortuna Dusseldorf.
The visitors lead the head to head tie by 11 wins coming into 39th encounter with Flingeraner.
Nurnberg took a demolishing 3-0 victory when they played Fortuna Dusseldorf in the first part of the season at Max-Morlock-Stadion.
Three or more goals were scored in three of last four H2H encounters.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Nurnberg: Prediction
Nurnberg have a disastrous away record of zero wins, two draws and eight defeats in ten league matches on the road this term. It is no wonder they head into this as underdogs, especially if we know that Dusseldorf won three of last four league matches at Merkur Spiel-Arena.
The visitors will, however, be encouraged with a huge point claimed in a goalless draw to Borussia Dortmund on Monday evening. The new manager Boris Schommers thus marked a tremendous debut on Nurnberg’s bench. Can the visitors take advantage of that momentum to clinch salvation points in Dusseldorf?
Nurnberg have league’s weakest attacking record with 17 goals scored in 22 matches. They failed to find the back of the net in last three games in all competitions. However, the fact they held table-toppers Dortmund to a goalless draw on Monday suggests they could keep Fortuna here as well. The Under 2.5 goals FT is thus well worth backing at the odds of 1.90.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Nurnberg: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Fortuna Dusseldorf Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).