Fortuna vs Hoffenheim
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: ESPRIT Arena (Dusseldorf).
Hoffenheim will be hoping to boost up their confidence with a result away at ESPRIT Arena ahead of the Champions League action next week.
Die Kraichgauer will travel to Ukraine to take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the first round of the elite competition on Wednesday, but they have to pass a Fortuna Dusseldorf test in the domestic league at the weekend first.
The hosts, who returned to the top flight after five years, will be anything but naïve opponents here, though.
They showed strength before the international break, holding the likes of RB Leipzig to a 1-1 draw away at Red Bull Arena.
Friedhelm Funkel’s men will no doubts be encouraged by such result aiming to avoid a defeat in their second home game of the season.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head
The two sides battled it out just two times in the past.
Matches happened back in the 2012/13 Bundesliga campaign when Hoffenheim took four points in two outings.
Die Kraichgauer notched a comfortable 3-0 victory on the home patch, while the match in Dusseldorf saw sides share spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hoffenheim Prediction
Julian Nagelsmann can generally be satisfied with the kick off his team has made to the new Bundesliga season.
Hoffenheim offered a super strong resistance against the defending champions Bayern Munich who needed referee’s help to pick up points in front of the home crowd on the opening day.
Die Kraichgauer backed up such showing with a fine display in a 3-1 victory over Freiburg two weeks ago.
Adam Szalai inspired the success with a brace, while substitute Andrej Kramaric added third to set the final score late in the stoppage time.
We thus have to see the visitors as clear favourites to grab the spoils against the new boys in the league.
The main bet is Hoffenheim to win at 1.95. You can alternatively back the visitors to notch two or more goals at 1.72.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hoffenheim Bet Tips
Hoffe to win @ 1.95 (21/20)
• Hoffenheim Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).