Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Fortuna Dusseldorf will look to show more ambition when they take on Nuremberg at the Merkur Spiel-Arena this weekend. A disappointing game against Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena witnessed Fortuna Dusseldorf remaining in the 12th place. Their opponents Nuremberg have been in the bottom three for several weeks and they were recently demoted to the bottom by Hannover. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fortuna Dusseldorf had a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in which the team did not show any motivation or ambition going forward. This was in sharp contrast to the 3-0 victory achieved in the previous match against Stuttgart.
Nuremberg were able to get a positive start to life under Boris Schommers as the club secured a goalless draw against table leaders Borussia Dortmund at the Max Morlock Stadion. Even though Nuremberg conceded possession, they were able to stay compact against an offensively strong boatman team.
The reverse fixture between these two teams produced a 3-0 victory for Nuremberg and it was only their second win of the season. Nuremberg’s last trip to the Merkur Spiel-Arena was when these two teams were in the second division and Nuremberg picked up a 2-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Nuremberg are winless in 16 Bundesliga matches but the draw against Borussia Dortmund last weekend will give the team a lot of confidence. They are up against a Fortuna Dusseldorf team that adopted a very defensive approach in the recent match against Bayer Leverkusen. Friedhelm Funkel’s team are expected to open up against the league’s bottom club in a home match. Still, it may be difficult to get a positive result with Nuremberg on a high after the draw with Dortmund. Our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Fortuna Dusseldorf win odds:
Nuremberg win odds:
Correct Score odds
Nuremberg have been among the lowest scoring teams in the division with a return of just 17 goals from the 22 matches so far this season. Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Lukebakio has been able to help the club to a respectable 25 goals from the same number of games. The recent form shows a wide disparity between the two teams in terms of scoring goals, but Nuremberg are expected to play defensively. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This match has a lot of importance for Nuremberg, who have been recently relegated to the bottom of the table. The club would not be in a mood to lose against a potential relegation rival. Nuremberg could play defensive football and 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
The form of Dodi Lukebakio has been a defining factor in helping Fortuna Dusseldorf move away from the bottom three. He has not scored in his last seven appearances, but the striker did come in with a strong game against Stuttgart in the recent match at Merkur Spiel-Arena. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Dodi Lukebakio.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dodi Lukebakio at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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