Nurnberg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Max-Morlock-Stadion (Nurnberg).
Rivals form the previous term of 2. Bundesliga are set to take on each other in one of the low-profile sixth round clashes on Saturday afternoon at Max-Morlock-Stadion. Teams head into the game level on points (five each) in the bottom half of the standings.
We can call this potentially a relegation six-pointer given these two likes will likely be main candidates for the drop to the second tier at the end of the season. Both teams suffered losses in mid-week round, but the hosts will have much harder times bouncing back after a true disaster at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Der Club conceded as many as seven goals in a demolishing defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. It will be interesting to see if such a painful loss will leave a deeper mark on team’s display in this winnable contest against Flingeraner.
Nurnberg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Head-to-head
The head to head stats speak in Nurnberg’s favour.
Der Club lead the H2H tie by ten wins coming into 38th meeting with Fortuna.
Nurnberg won 14, drew 1 and lost only 4 of 19 home matches against Dusseldorf.
Interestingly, each of last four H2H games saw visiting teams snatching the spoils (two wins for each of sides).
Nurnberg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Prediction
Michael Kollner will certainly have huge troubles raising the confidence in the dressing room after the mid-week catastrophe at Signal-Iduna-Park. He will rely on his men’s fine showings in matches at Max-Morlock-Stadion where Der Club won four points in two opening games in the elite class.
Nurnberg conceded only a single goal in two home outings against Mainz and Hannover. Given they’ve also dominated the H2H match-up against Fortuna, we see the value in backing the home win at the odds of 2.10 here.
Nevertheless, it will likely be a very nervous contest and we don’t expect either of two managers risking it too much in the opening 45 minutes. This is why Under 0.5 goals in the first half looks to be an ideal alternative betting solution at the odds of 3.00.
Nurnberg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Betting Tips
Nurnberg to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 3.00 (2/1).