Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Germany – DFB Pokal
Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
The Miners come into this tie on top of their wins against some of the major players in the Bundesliga. Only against Monchengladbach did the team stumble, while defeating Hertha Berlin, Wolfsburg etc in the process. Domenico Tedesco’s men may not be in their glory days right now, but they sure are not to be taken lightly of.
Flingeraner was winless in their last two games and conceded five in the process. They managed to draw against Hoffenheim but was schooled by Leipzig, despite being at home. Within the first 15 minutes itself, the hosts went behind by three goals. Someone should thank their lucky stars that the visitors took the foot off the gas after that. The match ended 0-4 after the Bulls added one more goal late into the tie.
Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Royal Blues hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- The team from Gelsenkirchen has scored two or more goals in every single h2h tie.
- At the Veltins Arena, the hosts scored a total of seven goals in their last two attempts.
- In the last two games, Friedhelm Funkel’s men have registered just a single goal in total.
Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction
Flingeraner has never defeated Die Knappen. They have never even kept a clean sheet against this team. Also, Domenico Tedesco’s men were unbeaten in four of their last five matches, and in 17 of their last 24 home-ties, compared to the nine winless fixtures that the team from North Rhine-Westphalia racked up from their 14 attempts on the road. Coupling this with the home advantage of the Royal Blues, I expect them to win.
The Miners have scored two or more goals in every game against Fortuna. In their last two h2h ties at home, the team scored a total of seven goals. Additionally, they have scored in 19 of their last 24 home-ties, and two or more in five of their last nine.
The forecast is at least two goals by the home-team.
Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Betting Tips
Schalke 04 to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Schalke 04 @ 1.75 (3/4).