The Esprit Arena plays host to the midweek match between Fortuna Düsseldorf and Bayer Leverkusen. The hosts are on five points for the campaign and have been able to possess a two-point advantage over the visitors coming into the match. Manager Friedhelm Funkel will be pleased with the strong start made by his team despite starting out as relegation favourites. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
A trip to the Mercedes Benz Arena earned Fortuna Düsseldorf with a point during the weekend. They picked up a goalless draw after having beaten Hoffenheim in the previous game.
Bayer Leverkusen were able to register their first win of the 2018-19 Bundesliga campaign after beating Mainz 05 1-0 at the BayArena. Kai Havertz came up with the goal after scoring a brace in the midweek Europa League match against Ludogorets.
The last competitive game between these two clubs produced a 4-1 victory for Bayer Leverkusen at the Esprit Arena. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Leverkusen are given odds of 1.85 to come out successful in the game, but this is not a great price to back a team that has managed a single league victory this season. At the same time, Fortuna Düsseldorf have been a surprise package so far and they have picked points off teams like RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim. Backed by their own supporters, Funkel and his men are likely to be confident of getting something out of the game. While their offensive quality may not be sufficient for getting three points, our preview would choose a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Fortuna Düsseldorf win odds: 3.75
Bayer Leverkusen win odds: 1.85
Correct Score odds
Leverkusen and Fortuna Dusseldorf are almost inseparable in terms of most statistics like goalscorer and points. Leverkusen’s heavy defeats this season have impacted negatively on their goal difference. Funkel’s team will play with three central defenders which would limit the spaces for Leverkusen to operate in the middle of the park. Most of Leverkusen’s play in the recent win over Mainz 05 was down the middle. The congested nature of the game makes our correct score prediction go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The match is likely to witness Fortuna Dusseldorf once again coming with a hard-working and gritty performance which will make it difficult for the opposition. Leverkusen have lacked the confidence so far this season and it is difficult to back them for a lot of goals in an away match at this moment. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Marvin Ducksch has been unable to score in four league appearances this season. His only goal this season came in the DFB Pokal earlier in the campaign. However, he leads the line-up for the home team who are likely to have more chances to break the deadlock. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Marvin Ducksch.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marvin Ducksch at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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