Fortuna Dusseldorf will brace themselves for a difficult home test when high-flying Dortmund hit the Merkur Spiel-Arena for this Bundesliga clash on Saturday.
Date: Saturday, June 13
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena
Fortuna will be aiming for damage limitation when they welcome Borussia Dortmund to Dusseldorf, having struggled to keep up with the intensity of the German top-flight.
With just two wins from their last 13 league games, the hosts are flirting with relegation, sitting 16th and just three points off the relegation zones.
Munas Dabour and Steven Zuber put them in front last time out versus Hoffenheim who roared back to draw 2-2 eventually, a result coming off the back of a 5-0 trouncing by champions-elect Bayern Munich.
Dortmund come into this one after beating Hertha Berlin 1-0 to record their fourth win from five since football returned in the division. Emre Can was the provider of the solitary strike, so perhaps we can get to see more value options emerge from the goal-scorers market here, maybe.
Marcel Sobottka, Zack Steffen and Tim Wiesner are injury worries for the hosts.
Adam Bodzek faces suspension yet after picking up his tenth yellow of the league season last time out.
Mahmoud Dahoud is still some way short of fitness and the same goes to Nicho Schulz.
Dan Alex- Zagadou remains out of the season.
Head to Head
Dortmund were 5-0 winners in this game’s reverse fixture. They have 18 wins to Fortuna’s 16 while nine games have been drawn.
Fortuna Dusseldorf last five competitive games: DDWLD
Borussia Dortmund last five competitive games: WWLWW
Though short on odds, Borussia Dortmund are expected to secure victory outrightly (2/5) and record their 20th win of the league season when visiting their struggling hosts, Fortuna, and you will expect this game to have goals to spice it up.
Worth nothing is that there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 17 of Borussia Dortmund’s last 21 away games while there have been over 2.5 goals scored in Fortuna Duesseldorf’s last four league matches. So go for goals in Düsseldorf and a worthy pick on this front should be the over 2.5 market priced at 40/85.
Jadon Sancho has been in fine fettle most recently, and his treble prior to last time is still fresh in memory. The Englishman will be thorn in the flesh for their opposition here and is worthy player to back on the goal-scorers market. He is 4/6 to score anytime here.
Thorgan Hazard is another viable goal getter to tip for value. He is three efforts shy of hitting double figures for goals in the league this season, having scored seven from his 29 appearances so far. Back him at 20/21 to find the net anytime here.