Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Düsseldorf).
Both teams are struggling to put forth any kind of an impressive performance for over the course of the last few months. As of now, the Royal Blues are practically out of contention for promotion, while Uwe Rosler’s mean are in danger of getting relegated. Likely, we can expect fierce game-play throughout the ninety minutes, and plenty of goals.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the past seven games had three or more goals.
- Five of the former seven clashes had goals from both teams.
- The last time these two met on the pitch, spoils were shared with a 3-3 scorecard.
- Two of the preceding three fixtures at this stadium had goals from both teams as well as three or more goals.
- Rosler’s men scored a total of seven goals from the last two match-ups.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke Prediction
Rosler’s men recorded a 2-2 draw on the road the last day against FC Koln. The draw must have hurt the visitors though. They were leading 0-2 even into the final two minutes of the game, and earlier they even had saved a penalty. However, the hosts managed to score two quick-fire goals to equalize the scoreline, and thus Rosler’s men had to settle for a single point.
Meanwhile, the Royal Blues lost 0-3 on the road the past game week, against Augsburg. Right away in the 6th minute of the fixture did the visitors find the back of the net, and though later the home team did manage to defend well, towards the end of the game, Augsburg scored two more times to ensure themselves the three points.
This Wednesday, the one thing that would determine the direction of the proceedings more than anything, is the state of defense of either squad. Rosler’s men were winless in 18 of the preceding 21 fixtures, and they have been completely winless this year at home. They have also kept a total of three clean sheets in the last 12-month period at this ground.
On the other hand, the Royal Blues lost five of their prior six overall games, and are winless in their last 11 straight match-ups. They have also conceded three or more goals in four of the prior six matches, and conceded three or more goals in three of their last five road trips.
And finally, six of the past seven overall h2h clashes had over 2.5 goals, and five of the preceding seven had goals from both teams. Taking into account all these observations, it’s deduced that the upcoming encounter is going to be a goal-fest.