Fortuna Dusseldorf hope to break a streak of defeats when they host Hertha Berlin at the Merkur Spiel-Arena this weekend. Fortuna Dusseldorf are aptly named as favourites for relegation after having picked up only five points so far this season. Meanwhile, Hertha Berlin are just outside the European qualification places but they have lacked a sustained push. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fortuna Dusseldorf lost for a sixth consecutive Bundesliga game as they fell to a 3-0 loss against rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Borussia-Park. The only success for the club during the last eight competitive games has come in the DFB Pokal.
Hertha Berlin’s five-game unbeaten streak came to an end after a disappointing 3-0 defeat against RB Leipzig at home. Hertha Berlin were quite poor at the back in this game.
Berlin and Fortuna Dusseldorf meet each other for the first time since 2012. Back then, the two teams played out a 2-2 draw at the Merkur Spiel-Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Hertha Berlin.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Hertha Berlin win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Fortuna Dusseldorf are at a price of 3.50, which does not sound particularly attractive for a team that has suffered a defeat in seven out of the 10 league games. Friedhelm Funkel’s men remain as a favourite for relegation and they are quite horrendous at the back. Pal Dardai’s men fell to a disappointing loss last weekend but they have been quite good in recent matches. Furthermore, Hertha Berlin possess much better quality compared to the opposition. Our preview would go with a win for Berlin.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Hertha Berlin win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hertha Berlin draw odds: 3.40
Fortuna Dusseldorf win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Fortuna Dusseldorf find themselves as the relegation favourite for the 2018-19 campaign owing to a defence that has conceded the most number of goals (24) alongside Stuttgart. Hertha Berlin were unable to pick the right choices in the recent loss against RB Leipzig, but they possess enough strength going forward with the likes of Salomon Kalou and Vedad Ibisevic on good form. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Hertha Berlin.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Hertha Berlin 2-0 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though there have been plenty of high-scoring games involving Fortuna Dusseldorf, this match is unlikely to be one of those. Hertha Berlin are still not decisive in the final third and they have been able to score just six goals in the last six matches. That is a heavy dependence on all the players like Kalou and Ibisevic. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Salomon Kalou has been able to defy age in recent weeks and he scored his first goals of the campaign in the brace against Borussia Dortmund. Even though the likes of Ondrej Duda have more goals, Kalou’s experience and recent form make our first goalscorer prediction go with the 33-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Salomon Kalou at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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