Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Dusseldorf).
Fortuna made a promising kick off to their first elite class campaign in five years, but they started to feel the strength of a higher division football as time passed by. They are now on a horrendous sequence of results with four defeats on the bounce ahead of Saturday’s home tie against Wolfsburg.
The most recent of failures was also the toughest one for Friedhelm Funkel and his men. Dusseldorf conceded seven goals in a demolishing defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt away at Commerzbank-Arena last weekend. They were generally very easy to break down recently having shipped 14 goals in last four Bundesliga affairs.
The trip to Merkur Spiel-Arena will thus provide a nice chance for Wolfsburg to end their dismal run of six straight games without a victory in the competition. The Wolves began the campaign with two wins in two opening round, but they have not been pulling up any trees of late.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-head
It’s been five years since these two likes last met each other.
Flingeraner are still looking for their maiden victory over Wolfsburg coming into the fifth head to head clash between the two sides.
The Wolves won two and drew two so far.
Each of four head to head games saw goals at both ends.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg: Prediction
Wolfsburg could not do much to prevent a 1-3 loss to Bayern Munich last weekend even though they had an extra man on the pitch for the final half-an-hour of the game after Robben was sent off. Wout Weghorst could only pull one back for Bruno Labbadia’s men who revealed defensive vulnerability once again.
Wolfsburg shipped two or more goals in five of last six Bundesliga affairs. Knowing about Dusseldorf’s defensive woes, we just can’t imagine any of two sides keeping their net untouched here. The BTTS pick is worth backing at the odds of 1.70. As for the outcome, the draw looks to be the most likable of three and you can back it at the odds of 3.40.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5).