Fortuna Dusseldorf will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Merkur Spiel-Arena for Saturday’s Bundesliga clash.
Uwe Rosler’s men are currently three points adrift of safety in the relegation play-off spot, although have only lost twice in 12 competitive matches within 90 minutes.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund latest odds
Having run out shock 2-1 winners in their last home game against this opposition last season, they can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) with bet365 to claim another surprise victory here.
However, Die Schwarzgelben are currently enjoying the second-best Ruckrunde in their Bundesliga history with 33 points from a possible 39 and are clear 4/11 (1.36) favourites to extend that record with another win.
Six of the hosts’ last eight games have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 17/4 (5.75) on them earning an impressive point in this one.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund team news
Oliver Fink and Zack Steffen are both ruled out through injury and Adam Bodzek is suspended, although Kaan Ayhen and Dawid Kownacki are available following suspension and injury.
Erling Haaland returned to the bench for Dortmund after recovering from injury. Thomas Delaney is injured and could miss the remainder of the season. Mario Gotze was also not in the squad as he is in quarantine after he was in hospital recently to be at the birth of his son, while Dan-Axel Zagadou and Mahmoud Dahoud are out for the rest of the campaign.
Dortmund Line-Up: Burki; Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels; Hakimi, Can, Witsel, Guerreiro; Hazard, Sancho, Brandt.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund preview
The Flingeraner’s chances of repeating last season’s shock win have surely been affected by the absence of supporters, rendering it more like a neutral venue.
Having run out comfortable 5-0 winners in the reverse encounter back in December, Lucien Favre’s team must be fancied to come out on top under these circumstances and on current form.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund predictions
Considering Dortmund have scored 20 goals in their six league away matches since the turn of the year -striking at least twice in each - and kept the most clean sheets in the Bundesliga this campaign, odds of 20/21 (1.95) are surely worth backing on them winning by at least two against struggling Dusseldorf.
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