Fortuna Dusseldorf aim to keep out a wounded animal in the form of Werder Bremen when these two teams meet each other at the Merkur Spiel-Arena this weekend. Fortuna Dusseldorf just have a one-point lead over Hertha Berlin in the 11th place. The nine-point gap between Fortuna Dusseldorf and the teams in front is likely to reduce the motivation for Friedhelm Funkel’s men going into the last four games of the campaign. Werder Bremen’s European ambitions are still alive with the team only two points behind sixth place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fortuna Dusseldorf lost a second consecutive league encounter after being beaten 3-1 by Mainz 05 at the Opel Arena. Funkel’s team came up with a disappointing second-half display to suffer a decisive blow.
Werder Bremen lost the unbeaten status in 2019 after falling to a narrow 1-0 loss against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Bremen’s task was made harder by Veljkovic’s sending off in the second half. The club went on to lose against Bayern Munich once again in the DFB Pokal semi-final.
Bremen are aiming for a double over Fortuna Dusseldorf after picking up a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture at the Weserstadion. Bremen’s only trip to the Merkur Spiel-Arena saw them achieve a 2-2 draw. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Bremen win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Werder Bremen win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Werder Bremen are unbeaten in three games against Fortuna Dusseldorf, whose season appears to be heading for a premature end. The form shown by Funkel’s team a month ago has effectively disappeared and Dusseldorf are playing well only in patches. Despite suffering back-to-back losses against Bayern Munich, Bremen will be motivated by the opportunity to finish in the European qualification places. Our preview would pick a win for Bremen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Werder Bremen win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Werder Bremen draw odds: 3.40
Fortuna Dusseldorf win odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Werder Bremen failed to score in a league match for the first time this season after the loss against Bayern Munich. However, the team are expected to be more adventurous against a Fortuna Dusseldorf outfit that has conceded an incredible 17 goals in the last six matches. The inconsistent play shown by Dusseldorf is likely to add to the woes of the away team, who are good enough for at least a goal. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Werder Bremen 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
All three Bundesliga meetings between Werder Bremen and Fortuna Dusseldorf have produced more than 2.5 goals. The trend is unlikely to change with Bremen failing to score only once in the league this season and Fortuna Dusseldorf on a bad patch of defensive form. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Dodi Lukebakio has found the back of the net in his last two games. The striker scored in the reverse fixture from a penalty and he has now 10 league goals for the campaign. It is turning out into an impressive debut season for the former Watford player. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Dodi Lukebakio.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dodi Lukebakio at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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