Stuttgart vs Fortuna
Date: Friday, 21 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart).
Fortuna Dusseldorf were given a late 88th-minute penalty which won them the first elite tier match since 2013 last weekend. Substitute Dodi Lukebakio made no mistake from the spot to secure a narrow 2-1 victory over the Champions League hopefuls Hoffenheim last weekend at ESPRIT Arena. Can the new boys in the league build on such success and make another upset on Friday evening when they raise the curtain on the fourth round of the Bundesliga season?
Flingeraner travel to Mercedes-Benz-Arena to take on Stuttgart who took their maiden point of the season by drawing 3-3 away at Freiburg on Sunday. The good news for Tayfun Korkut is the fact his main talisman Mario Gomez completed a brace on the occasion. The Reds have previously failed to find the net in back-to-back defeats to Mainz and Bayern Munich in two opening games.
Stuttgart vs Fortuna: Head-to-head
The two sides were together in the 2. Bundesliga 2016/17 campaign when they bagged clean sheet home wins in H2H games each.
The home court advantage generally plays a big role whenever these two likes come across each other.
Stuttgart won 13, drew 7 and lost only 2 of 22 head to head encounters with Flingeraner on the home patch.
Stuttgart vs Fortuna: Prediction
Korkut could have been happy to see his predator scoring two goals last time out against Freiburg. However, hiss defensive line allowed three goals in second consecutive affair and that might be a big issue for the Turkish manager ahead of this Fortuna tie.
The visitors scored at least a goal in all of three games so far even though the opposition included the likes of RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim in last two rounds. You can back Flingeraner to score at least once here at the 1.50 odds.
Since Fortuna were also rather easy to break down so far in the campaign, we fancy Mario Gomez to back up his fine display from Schwarzwald-Stadion and to score a goal here. You’ll get the 1.90 odds for such scenario.
Stuttgart vs Fortuna: Bet Tips
• BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
• Mario Gomez to score anytime @ 1.90 (9/10).