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Betting Tips for Today: Fortuna Dusseldorf unlikely to snap Bundesliga losing streak

16:33 IST 19/10/2018
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The visitors sit in the relegation zone coming into this game and look set for another frustrating outing as they head to Frankfurt on Friday evening

The Bundesliga returns from the international break with an intriguing clash between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Dusseldorf.

888Sport make Frankfurt 7/10 (1.70) to win the game, while the online bookmaker are 18/5 (4.60) about an away victory. That's an industry best price at the time of writing. The draw is available at 29/10 (3.90).

The hosts have struggled at times this season, losing three of their first five matches but it's worth keeping in mind the calibre of opposition they faced during that spell.

The fixture computer handed Adi Hutter's men back-to-back league games against leaders Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach. A tough ask but they've bounced back in style.

Since then, they've beaten Hannover and Hoffenheim while also starting their Europa League campaign with back-to-back wins.

The suspension of Ante Rebic isn't ideal for Frankfurt backers as the Croatian has been impressive, but the team have shown flashes of the kind of form that saw them qualify for Europe via a DFB Pokal victory over Bayern Munich last term.

The straight home win appeals at 7/10 (1.70) and given the visitors' struggles, taking 37/20 (2.85) about the -1 handicap with 888Sport is another attractive option. This requires a victory by two or more goals in order to be settled as a winner.

Newly promoted to the German top tier, Dusseldorf have struggled to adapt. Their problems are typified by a lack of cutting edge up front.

Friedhelm Funkel has seen his side score just five times in seven matches and they've only kept one clean sheet in that time. That came in a 0-0 draw against Stuttgart, the only currently below them in the table.

Frankfurt do have a midweek Europa League fixture to contend with but having won both opening games in that competition, a home clash against Apollon shouldn't be an issue, especially with almost a week between the fixtures thanks to this Friday night kick-off.

The home side look a cut above Dusseldorf and should make their dominance count with a win at 7/10 (1.70) and extend their Bundesliga winning streak to three matches in the process.

Frankfurt to winat 7/10 (1.70) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport