Fortuna Dusseldorf are up against Schalke at the Merkur Spiel-Arena for a critical match in the Bundesliga. Schalke are finally showing signs of revival but the team are still in the bottom two of the Bundesliga 2018-19 table. Newly promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf are two points ahead of Schalke coming into this match. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Friedhelm Funkel saw his team fall to a 3-0 loss against newly promoted Nuremberg in the latest meeting. Fortuna Dusseldorf have been able to manage just one win so far this season.
Schalke finally broke a sequence of five consecutive losses to pick up a 1-0 victory over Mainz 05. Domenico Tedesco’s men built on this nervous victory with a similar score against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.
The last game between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Schalke took place in 2013 with the former losing 2-1 at the Veltins Arena. Schalke’s previous trip to the Merkur Spiel-Arena saw them involved in a 2-2 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Schalke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Schalke win at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
Fortuna Dusseldorf are given a price of 3.50 to win the match. However, we would not choose such an option considering the recent struggles faced by Funkel and his team. The defeat against Bayer Leverkusen was bad enough but the heavy loss against Nuremberg may rob the newly promoted team of confidence. Schalke are finally shaking off their horrendous start to the campaign and have picked up back-to-back 1-0 win in all competitions. Even though Schalke were quite nervous in the win over Mainz 05, things are expected to be much better with flowing confidence. Our preview would back a win for Schalke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Schalke win at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke draw odds: 3.50
Fortuna Dusseldorf win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Schalke may still need to get a few weeks of decent performances before they can hit the heights of last season. Tedesco’s team has come up with just three goals in the first six matches and they are likely to aim for another clean sheet, which would be difficult against a relatively decent Fortuna Dusseldorf team. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 Schalke win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Schalke 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The Schalke outfit have gone through back-to-back 1-0 wins and majority of the games involving Tedesco’s men have produced under 2.5 goals. However, Fortuna Dusseldorf are unlikely to go down easily at home. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mark Uth played only 20 minutes during the weekend’s win over Mainz 05, but he was one of the better players for Schalke in the win over Lokomotiv Moscow. The 27-year-old had a spectacular 2017-18 campaign in which he scored 14 goals and created eight. He is yet to score this season but our first goalscorer prediction expects Uth to break this run.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mark Uth at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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