Hannover vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
Hannover and Fortuna have been struggling badly ever since the start of the season coming into a very important head to head clash in their last action for the year. The visitors enter the game in much higher spirits following a shocking 2-1 victory over runaway leaders Borussia Dortmund causing them the maiden defeat of the season.
The 2-1 win over BVB moved Flingeraner four points clear off the red zone coming into the fixture with fellow strugglers Hannover at HDi-Arena. It was a well-controlled overall display from Friedhelm Funkel’s men. Dodi Lukebakio opened up the scoring midway through the first half when he took advantage of a fantastic long ball from Kevin Stoger. The second goal was a real beauty from Jean Zimmer who fired the ball into the back of the net with a beautiful strike from outside the box. The mentioned victory will certainly lift team spirits ahead of such an important six-pointer against the Reds.
Hannover vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Head-to-head
- Fortuna lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into landmark 20th encounter with the Reds.
- Hannover were more successful in most recent H2H games, though.
- The Reds won three and drew one of past four clashes with Flingeraner.
- Three or more goals were seen in four of past five head to head affairs between these two likes.
Hannover vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Prediction
Hannover took only 11 points in 16 games so far in the season. Seven of these came at home where they snatched their lone two wins of the campaign. The team led by Andre Breitenreiter drew 1-1 to Freiburg in mid-week as Felipe cancelled the early penalty-kick goal from Luca Waldschmidt.
However, the Reds were just too easy to break down of late allowing at least two goals in each of four losses in past five home games in the league. It will be the music to the ears of Dodi Lukebakio who notched as many as seven goals so far in the season for Dusseldorf. The value is thus massive with the Belgian striker to score anytime at the 3.40 odds here.
Since Fortuna were also struggling to keep things tight on the road this term (20 goals allowed in 7 away fixtures which saw them snatch only three points), we will alternatively go with the BTTS option at the 1.57 odds.
Hannover vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7)
Dodi Lukebakio to score anytime @ 3.40 (12/5).