Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 14 April 2019
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
If I were a Fortuna Dusseldorf fan, hearing and reading that my team has very few chances against Bayern Munich in this game, I would remind everyone what happened in the first round; months ago, Bayern were beating Fortuna 3-1 at home, but amazingly, the Dusseldorf side scored twice more, and left Munich with an unexpected point. Dodi Lukebakio scored a hat-trick back then for Fortuna. Last weekend, they beat Hertha 1-2 in Berlin, leapfrogging them in the table. They started this weekend sitting 10th, eight points behind 6th-placed Wolfsburg (as long as they have, mathematically, a chance to earn a Europa League ticket, they are going for it). Rensing, Zimmermann, Ayhan, Kaminski, Suttner, Lukebakio, Stöger, Bodzek, Sobottka, Raman and Kownacki, these should be the first 11. Drobny, Fink, Gießelmann and Zimmer, all four are injured, out. The day before the game, Contento was considered doubtful.
Bayern Munich sort of… screamed out loud last weekend who the best team in the country is, and who deserves the title the most. Their difference in the table to Borussia Dortmund is just one point, they are leading by the slightest of margins, but if you have beaten your main rival 5-0(!), having turned the “derby” against them into a leisurely walk in the park, you have the right to claim that you are the better team. Still, there are several matches left, and Bayern cannot afford to drop points especially against teams that sit in the lower half of the table. Neuer, Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba, Martinez, Thiago, Gnabry, Müller, Coman and Lewandowski, these should be the first 11. Robben is out, injured, and so is Früchtl. The day before the game, Davies, Ribery and Tolisso were considered doubtful.
Previous five matches:
Hertha Berlin vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-2
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1
Wolfsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 5-2
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3
Schalke vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-4
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund 5-0
Bayern Munich vs Heidenheim 5-4
Freiburg vs Bayern Munich 1-1
Bayern Munich vs Mainz 6-0
Bayern Munich vs Liverpool 1-3
Fortuna are visiting Mainz next weekend. Bayern will be hosting Werder (both Bundesliga matches).
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich: Head to head Stats
Bayern have not visited Fortuna since 2012; back then, they beat them 0-5.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
I find it very hard imagining Bayern not winning this game.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich: Betting Tips
“Bayern and over 3.5 goals” is at 2.05, which I like, expecting Fortuna to “contribute” to that “over 3.5”.