Kaiserslautern vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Germany – DFB Pokal
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Fritz Walter Stadion (Kaiserslautern).
Home advantage is hardly going to make a difference for Kaiserslautern in this one, as Fortuna Dusseldorf have enjoyed the better run of results in h2h encounters here. Given that the visitors are also part of a far superior domestic campaign, the hosts are left with no reason to have their hopes up at all.
Kaiserslautern vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash finished in a 3-1 win for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
- Three of their past four meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their previous six encounters.
- Only one of their last ten games have ended as a stalemate.
- Fortuna Dusseldorf have registered the win in half of their past twelve fixtures. (W-6, D-5, L-1)
Kaiserslautern vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction
Kaiserslautern took down Nurnberg on penalties in the previous round of the DFB Pokal after the final scores read 2-2, even after extra time. The hosts have since admitted defeat just twice in their past nine games in the third division, where they are currently sitting tenth in a cluster of twenty.
On the other hand, Fortuna Dusseldorf got the better of second division side Erzgebirge Aue in their respective round of thirty-two clash. Despite conceding the opener ten minutes into the first half of that latter matchup, the visitors soon mustered a stellar comeback to post a 2-1 scorecard at the last blast of the whistle.
Furthermore, the guests have been coping well in their previous visits to this venue. Impressively, they have admitted defeat in just one of their past six trips here, and are at the moment, unbeaten in their last two meetings on the trot.
It is also worth mentioning that the hosts feature in the less competitive third division, as opposed to their counterparts who are plying their trade amongst the best in Germany.
Hence, although the visitors are right in the thick of the relegation battle back in the top flight, Fortuna Dusseldorf are more than just capable of coming away with the win against the inexperienced Kaiserslautern side, this week.
Additionally, ten of the nineteen goals that the guests have scored this season have come from their outings. Meanwhile, the hosts have netted two goals or more in three of their past five fixtures at home.
Taking into account that two of their previous three h2h encounters here have also been high scoring affairs, expect both teams to rack up a total of three goals or more on the final scorecards come Tuesday.
Kaiserslautern vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Betting tips
Fortuna Dusseldorf to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).