Borussia Dortmund vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf German Bundesliga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-13-2020
Borussia Dortmund (19-6-5) vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf (6-10-14)
German Bundesliga soccer on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 12:30 ET
Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf, DE
The Line: Borussia Dortmund -285/ Draw +411/ Fortuna Düsseldorf +647; O/U 3.25
TV: Fox Sports, beIN Sport, BT Sport, Sky Bundesliga
The German Bundesliga's match day 31 weekend action continues as Fortuna Düsseldorf and Borussia Dortmund square off at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf.
Düsseldorf is still in deep relegation trouble despite losing only one of their last eight games. Sitting on the 16th position of the league table, Düsseldorf has 28 points and have recorded only 6 wins, 10 draws and 14 losses. Düsseldorf is 3 points away from the final safe zone, occupied by Mainz. In their last time out, Düsseldorf held Hoffenheim to a 2-2 stalemate. In the game, Düsseldorf's forward Rouwen Hennings netted a brace in the 5th and 76th minute of the game. Although Düsseldorf's attack was impressive, it was not enough to hold off Hoffenheim's 10 men after Benjamin Hubner was sent off in the 9th minute. Also, Düsseldorf would have won the match, but VAR disqualified Hennings' 18th-minute goal due to foul in build-up play. Düsseldorf recorded 64% ball possession and 23 goal attempts.
On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund have had a successful league play and are occupying the second position of the league table with 63 points, 7 points behind the table leaders, Bayern Munich. Dortmund has recorded 19 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses. Also, they have won 9 out of their previous 11 league games. Entering this game, Borussia Dortmund knocked off Hertha Berlin in their previous game. Although the game ended as a goalless draw in the first half, Borussia Dortmund's forward, Emre Can, netted the only goal of the match in the 58th minute to record a lone goal lead over Hertha Berlin. Borussia Dortmund finished the match with 59% ball possession and 12 goal attempts.
Jason Sancho is Borussia Dortmund's highest goal scorer and the league's third highest goalscorer. Borussia Dortmund's forward will be led by Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland and Thorgan Hazard. Rouwen Hennings is Fortuna Düsseldorf's highest goal scorer and he will lead Düsseldorf's forward alongside Kenan Karaman.
Ruman Bürki will start as Dortmund's goalkeeper. Bürki has 11 clean sheets in 27 appearances and 1.27 goals conceded per 90 minutes. Florian Kastenmeier will also start as Düsseldorf's goalkeeper. Kastenmeier has 2 clean sheets out of 13 league appearances and 1.69 goals conceded per 90 minutes.
Fortuna Düsseldorf needs to accrue as many points as they can to get off the relegation zone. Still, Borussia Dortmund needs to keep winning to secure their hold on their league table. Düsseldorf cannot win the game without a powerful offense and defense, especially against Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.
Coach: Lucien Favre
Goalkeeper: Roman Bürki
Players: Mats Hummels, Łukasz Piszczek, Emre Can, Manuel Akanji, Achraf Hakimi, Axel Witsel, Raohaël Guerreiro Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard, and Erling Haaland
Coach: Uwe Rösler
Goalkeeper: Florian Kastenmeier
Players: Matthias Zimmermann, Markus Suttner, Kaan Ayhan, Kevin Stöger, Valon Berisha, Marcel Sobottka, Kenan Karaman, Erik Thommy and Rouwen Hennings
Prediction: Take Borussia Dortmund -285
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