Hannover take on Fortuna Dusseldorf at the HDI Arena in an intense relegation battle this weekend. The fortunes of the two teams have the worst in recent weeks with Fortuna Dusseldorf now sitting outside the bottom three while Hannover are in the bottom two places. Yet, Fortuna Dusseldorf may not be basking in glory with the team only three points above the relegation zone. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hannover once again failed to make a comeback victory from a losing position but the team did pick up a 1-1 draw against Freiburg at Schwarzwald-Stadion in the midweek action. The team are winless in five league outings.
Fortuna Dusseldorf came up with an unlikely result as they upset winter champions Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at home in the midweek game. After picking up two wins from the first 14 matches, Friedhelm Funkel’s team have now picked up back-to-back league wins.
Hannover and Fortuna Dusseldorf meet in the Bundesliga for the first time since 2013, but their latest match at the HDI Arena was in the second division when Hannover picked up a narrow 1-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate success for Hannover.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Fortuna Dusseldorf win at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Hannover may have picked up two points in the last three games but André Breitenreiter’s team have not been impressive going forward. They have struggled on numerous occasions this season and the team has lost four games at the HDI Arena. Fortuna Dusseldorf have stuck on a winning tactic that has relied heavily on the pace of Dodi Lukebakio. The visitors, who have picked up away points against the likes of Bayern Munich, have been devastating on the counter-attack of late. Our preview would pick a win for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Fortuna Dusseldorf win at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Hannover vs Fortuna Dusseldorf draw odds: 3.40
Hannover win odds: 2.20
Correct Score odds
Lukebakio’s pace has provided an additional dimension for Fortuna Dusseldorf’s attack in recent weeks. The counter-attacking style has paid off well for the newly promoted team, who have managed an impressive 12 goals in the last six matches. Hannover are quite poor at the back with 13 goals conceded in the same period. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 Fortuna Dusseldorf victory.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Fortuna Dusseldorf have not shied away from playing a deep defence that goes through rapid transitions in order to use the pace of Lukebakio. Hannover have been defensively poor and a majority of the recent matches involving Funkel’s team have been with over 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction would go with more of the same.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Dodi Lukebakio has been in exceptional form for Fortuna Dusseldorf. He is also vital to the club’s style of play over the last few weeks. An incredible four out of his seven league goals have ended up being the first goal and our first goalscorer prediction would back the 21-year-old Belgian.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dodi Lukebakio at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
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