Hoffenheim vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim).
A dream run of four consecutive league wins came to an abrupt end for Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday when they suffered a 0-4 disaster at home against RB Leipzig.
They are still looking great with a seven-point cushion on the relegation play-offs spot holders Stuttgart at the moment which is why we don’t believe a single loss will ruin the atmosphere in the dressing room.
Nevertheless, it is very hard to see Flingeraner bouncing back instantly with a tough fixture against Champions League hopefuls Hoffenheim upcoming this weekend.
Furthermore, Ralf Rangnick’s men will come into this high on confidence after bagging four goals in the away win over Freiburg seven days ago. Andrej Kramaric stole the show with a brace, while his fellow striker Joelinton was also on target at Schwarzwald-Stadion.
Hoffenheim vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Head-to-head
Fortuna claimed one of rare wins in the first half of the season just against Hoffenheim, 2-1 in mid-September last year at Merkur-Spiel Arena.
Teams previously played each other just twice.
Die Kraichgauer picked up four points from their two ties in the 2012/13 Bundesliga campaign (1-1 draw on the road and a 3-0 win at home in Sinsheim).
Hoffenheim vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Prediction
The hosts should be in position to back up the magnificent attacking display from the previous Matchday if we know Flingeraner allowed four goals in a tough home defeat to RB Leipzig last time out. Hoffenheim can’t afford home slip-ups against bottom half opponents if we know they are six points shy of top-four spots at the moment.
We thus expect the hosts to come on top in a high-scoring contest. We would not be surprised to see Dusseldorf on the scoresheet either as Die Kraichgauer allowed as many as 28 goals in 19 league outings so far in the season. Hoffenheim to win & Over 3.5 goals FT is the best of betting options, paid at 2.62.
Hoffenheim vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Bet Tips
Hoffenheim to win & Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.62 (13/8)
Hoffenheim Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 2.10 (11/10).