Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction & Match Preview

Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).

With Bayern taking on Dortmund, and Freiburg locking horns with Frankfurt, Schalke will surely target nothing but a convincing win this Saturday. Taking into account their home advantage, and comparative superior stature over Fortuna, a Schalke triumph looks the likely outcome.

Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Dusseldorf won 0-4.
  • Four of the former six matches had goals at either end of the pitch.
  • In the last decade, only once has Fortuna won.
  • At this venue, the BTTS clause was not fulfilled only once since 2010.
  • The hosts scored twice or more in three of the prior four meetings here, and four or more in two of the last four.

Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction

Schalke scripted an enigmatic comeback the previous match-day against Augsburg, to post a much-needed three points on the board. They were on the road, and had their defense breached first, but responded in kind within seven minutes.

In the second half, the hosts struck once again, which probably woke the beast. The visiting contingent returned one ten minutes later and added one more to complete the 2-3 comeback triumph.

Dusseldorf meanwhile, was done in by a newly-promoted Paderborn and had to suffer further humiliation, as their frontline was completely shut out. The final scoreline had been 2-0, in favor of the hosts.

As of now, Fortuna was winless in five of their former eight games and lost four of their last seven as well. They even had a three-game losing run in the midst of this stretch.

Importantly, on the road, they have lost all of their trips this season and conceded twice or more in every such match-up.

On the other hand, their opposite number was unbeaten in 12 of their preceding 15 fixtures and won their last two while scoring thrice or more. At home, they have been defeated just once in 2019-20, and it had come against Bayern.

Finally, Schalke has been the dominant side in h2h clashes for quite a long time, and in fact, disregarding a single loss, they hold a 100% unbeaten record in such games.

Taking these observations into account, count on Schalke to deliver a victory this weekend.

Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Betting Tips

  • To Win: Schalke @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Schalke -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).