Schalke 04 (@1.67) vs Fortuna Dusseldorf (@4.6)

Our Prediction:

Schalke 04 will win

Schalke 04 – Fortuna Dusseldorf Match Prediction | 09-11-2019 09:30

Schalkes run of wins should help them replicate the away form found last season Schalke were the second best travelling side in the 17/18 campaign (W8 D4 L5) and if theres any side youd fancy them to do that against it would be an out of form Fortuna Dusseldorf. Ultimately, Schalke should have the quality to come out on top, but given that they havent scored more than two goals in a competitive match in 2018, we dont see this one being too high scoring. However, with Schalke keeping just one clean sheet so far this season, against the Bundesligas weakest offense (Mainz) at that, goals look the main order of the day in fact, both teams have scored in 9 of Dusseldorfs last 11 competitive league home matches (82%). Our prediction: 2-1 Schalke.

They have had enough this season. The team cant wait for the next installment of the Bundesliga to start, but before that, the squad should ensure their participation and deal with the problem of relegation. They have quite some distance as of now with the exit line, but since almost all teams would raise their levels in the final phase of the season, they have the incentive to go after more points. The hosts are desperate for a win.

18-year-old Ahmed Kutucu, who made his full Bundesliga debut three matches back against Bayern, may be back in contention to help mix things up. The Royal Blues were left shaken again last weekend in a 3-0 defeat to Mainz, a result that means they have won just one of their six league matches since the turn of the year (W1 D2 L3). Its an alarming run for Domenico Tedescos side who, less than a year after finishing as Bundesliga runners-up, find themselves looking nervously over their shoulders at the relegation zone with only 11 games to go. Not much positive can be said about Schalkes season at all really.

Contrastingly, after ending 2018 with three consecutive wins, including a surprise 2-1 win over Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, visitors Fortuna Dusseldorf have completely exceeded expectations this season. Coach Friedhelm Funkel will be ok with recent defeats against Leverkusen and Leipzig as his side are getting results where they are supposed to. A 2-1 win over strugglers Nurnberg last weekend means theyve taken ten points from six games since the winter break (W2 D1 L2), a run which has left them standing a comfortable 12 points above danger.

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Schalke, on the other hand, suffered a 3-2 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League in front of home fans, meaning that they will almost certainly suffer elimination in the last 16 of the elite competition. The newcomers have been playing above expectations in the 2018/2019 season, but they cant afford any complacency in the remainder of the season. Thanks to Kaan Ayhans late goal Fortuna Dusseldorf recorded a come-from-behind win over ten-man Nurnberg, with the team moving one step closer to securing the Bundesliga survival. Fortuna are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Gelsenkirchen, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, away win should not be considered. Die Knappen will be fully focused on the national championship in days to come and seeing that they aim to move away from the danger zone, home win should be considered.

Ukrainian winger Konoplyanka is not enjoying a season to remember, but the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Die Knappen have slim chances of securing a top-six finish in the Bundesliga, meaning that they will give 100% to go all the way in the DFB Pokal. Schalke will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg in Bundesliga when they welcome Fortuna Dusseldorf at their VELTINS-Arena in the German Cup round 3. Fortuna Dusseldorf did well to hold Hoffenheim to a 1-1 draw on the road in their last league match, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. Schalke defeated Fortuna in their last meeting in Gelsenkirchen and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts.

Prior to Saturdays defeat, Schalke beat Wolfsburg at VELTINS-Arena, scoring two goals and clocking an impressive 2.34 expected goals for in the process. Moreover, Tedescos men have outperformed their opponents in terms of expected goals in five out of their last seven at home, which tells us that theyre generally good at making more happen than their opponents, while recent expected-goals for figures of 2.34, 2.08, 1.6, 2.38 and 2.49 suggest that they have very few problems carving out scoring opportunities, while the fact that theyve notched 12 goals during that time shows that theyve not had too many problems getting the ball in the net.

But thats the case this weekend, considering their visitors are the struggling Dusseldorf, and the former has the home advantage to count on further. Its a rarity this season that Schalke is considered the favorites for an upcoming tie. The team has never won against Schalke, and just some match-days back, at this same venue, the hosts put them to shame with a 4-1 scoreline in the DFB Pokal.

Coach Domenico Tedesco does, however, still have some work to do ahead of the weekend Schalke remain as the lowest scoring side in the league, with just three goals scored in six games. The Royal Blues have been reduced to 10-men in two of their six league fixtures so far, theyre the second top team for shots against the woodwork (4), and theyre also about four goals below their expected goals total (xG). After suffering five consecutive defeats toWolfsburg, Hertha Berlin, Gladbach, Bayern, and Freiburg, Schalke 04 finally got their first points of the season last weekend. Not much has gone their way! What must also be noted is that Schalke have had their fair share of bad luck. A 1-0 win over Mainz 05 lifted them off the foot of the Bundesliga and another mid-week Champions League win has given them so momentum.

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Last seasons second top scorer Rouwen Hennings is back in contention to start after being limited to a bit part role off the bench against Nurnberg. Coach Friedhelm Funkel has some thinking to do ahead of a tough encounter against Schalke with his side managing just one goal over their last three league outings. Fortuna strung together some positive results draws away to RB Leipzig (1-1) and Stuttgart (0-0) stand out before last weekends 3-0 defeat away to fellow promotees Nurnberg, a less than impressive display. Back-to-back league defeats has given Fortuna Dusseldorf a harsh taste of reality after a comfortable enough start to the season.

Their defense is extremely vulnerable this season, and they have conceded more goals at home than even Nurnberg, the last team in the league table. Schalke has conceded in 17 of their last 19 games, and in eight of their last ten home ties. Moreover, only once has an h2h game ended without both teams on the scoresheet, and 100% of the ones at this venue satisfied the criterion.

Schalke appeared to be a good position ahead of their home game against Gladbach at the weekend; they were unbeaten in three and had been playing some decent attacking football. This match against a lesser Dusseldorf side presents Domenico Tedescos men with the opportunity to bounce back. However, things turned sour on Saturday, as a red car ultimately cost them all three points.

Given the respective home and away performances of the two teams involved, coupled with the fact that Schalke made light work of both winning and scoring twice, when the pair met earlier in the campaign, its easy to feel that the price available on Schalke to Win & Over 1.5 Goals is worth taking. Saturdays game was a disappointment as far as Schalke were concerned, but this a good opportunity for them to resume winning ways.