Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Mainz
Date: Friday, 30 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Dusseldorf).
Fortuna Dusseldorf are flying high after clinching four points in last two Bundesliga rounds. They backed up the magnificent 4-1 victory over Hertha BSc with an ever more impressive 3-3 draw away at reigning champions Bayern Munch to crank pressure up on Niko Kovac.
The Croatian manager’s destiny is nothing Flingeraner fans have to worry about as they are looking towards the continuation of a thrilling form on Friday night when Mainz come to visit Dusseldorf for the first game of the Matchday No 13. The hosts are still inside the drop zone after a slow start to the season in the top flight of German football. Nevertheless, they will come into this in the highest of spirits after betting seven in last two league rounds.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Mainz: Head-to-head
The two sides are set to lock horns for the first time in five years following Fortuna’s return to elite class football.
The O-Fives have the lead (by a single win margin) in the H2H record coming into landmark 10th meeting with Fortuna.
It is interesting to note both teams scored just once in nine head to head affairs.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Mainz Prediction
It was Watford’s loanee Dodi Lukebakio whose composed finish sealed a shocking point for Friedhelm Funkel’s side at Allianz Arena. The forward completed a hat-trick on the occasion to take his league tally to five goals.
Mainz ended their two-win thread with a narrow 1-2 loss to table-toppers Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon at OPEL ARENA. It was, however, a fine overall showing for the O-Fives who just got unlucky to end the match as the losing side.
The visitors scored at least a goal in each of last four league games and they notched five in back-to-back wins over Werder Bremen and Freiburg before the mentioned defeat to BVB. Knowing about Fortuna’s impressive attacking form, we have to see the BTTS as the stand-out bet at the odds of 1.61.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Mainz: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4).