The next round of Bundesliga 2 brings us a few interesting matchups, including the Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Greuther Furth duel. Here’s our preview of this game, along with some free betting picks.
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Fortuna Dusseldorf to Win
After getting relegated from Bundesliga last season in a convincing fashion, Greuther Furth continues to tumble and fall since they only collected a couple of points in the first three rounds in new season.
Meanwhile, Fortuna Dusseldorf started the new season with a couple of wins and one loss, so they are already four points ahead of Greuther Furth. And we expect that difference to increase after their duel since we expect Fortuna to win this game.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
Three of the last four head-to-head duels between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Greuther Furth have gone over 2.5 total goals and we can see that being the case on Sunday too.
After all, Greuther Furth averaged 2.67 goals per game in the league so far. Meanwhile, Fortuna Dusseldorf averaged 2.33 goals per game in Bundesliga 2 this season.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Both teams have scored in the last four h2h meetings between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Greuther Furth, so we expect the same thing to happen in their next duel.
In addition to this, both teams have scored in two of the three games played by Fortuna Dusseldorf in the league this season, as well as two of three matches played by Greuther Furth in Bundesliga 2 until now.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Greuther Furth preview: Can the guests win a game?
After they were tenth in the standings last season in Bundesliga 2, Fortuna Dusseldorf fans are hoping that their team can do better in this one. To the team’s credit, Fortuna Dusseldorf did start the new season with a couple of wins and one loss, which is a pretty solid start for them. Meanwhile, Uchino, Bunk, Ampomah, and Zimmermann are out through injuries right now.
The team that was convincingly last in Bundesliga last season doesn’t seem able to stop their free fall since they also started the new season in the second rank of German football with two points from the first three rounds. This puts them close to relegation zone and while it’s still way too early for panic, this is certainly not a good sign for Greuther Furth going forward. The team also has five players on their injury list at the moment.
Fortuna Dusseldorf will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Bundesliga 2 loss in their previous game against SV Sandhausen.
In that match, Fortuna Dusseldorf managed 69% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Sandhausen had 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. Janik Bachmann (46′) was the scorer for SV Sandhausen.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Fortuna Dusseldorf have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Fortuna Dusseldorf have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 7 goals along the way. That being said, it remains to be seen if such a trend might persist in this next game.
Their prior results show that Fortuna Dusseldorf:
- haven’t beaten Greuther Furth in their last 7 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches at home. It’s been impressive.
In their previous fixture, Greuther Furth drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 2 tie with Karlsruhe.
In that game, Greuther Furth had 55% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Greuther Furth was Ragnar Ache (57′). On the other side, Karlsruher had 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Marvin Wanitzek (66′) scored for Karlsruhe.
The stats don’t lie, and Greuther Furth have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals in all. Defensively, Greuther Furth have been far from perfect.
Looking at their past form shows that Greuther Furth:
- are undefeated by Fortuna Dusseldorf when they’ve played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 18 matches in the league. What a horror away run it has been.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes stretching back to 11/09/2016 shows us that Fortuna Dusseldorf have won 0 of these & Greuther Furth 3, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
An aggregate of 20 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 from Fortuna and 12 created by Greuther Fürth. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 34 on 23/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Greuther Furth 3-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf.
That day, Greuther Furth managed 52% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The goals were scored by Branimir Hrgota (53′), Julian Green (69′) and Dickson Abiama (83′).
At the other end, Fortuna Dusseldorf got 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Kristoffer Peterson (26′) and Shinta Appelkamp (56′) scored.
The match was refereed by Harm Osmers.
Team News: Fortuna Dusseldorf
The Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Daniel Thioune will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
In our view, Fortuna look set to make use of the 4-1-3-2 formation for the game, handing starts to Florian Kastenmeier, Tim Oberdorf, Christoph Klarer, Andre Hoffmann, Nicolas Gavory, Marcel Sobottka, Felix Klaus, Ao Tanaka, Shinta Appelkamp, Rouwen Hennings and Dawid Kownacki.
Team News: Greuther Furth
Due to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Greuther Furth boss Marc Schneider doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this game.
It’s our belief that Greuther Fürth appear most likely to elect for a 4-1-2-1-2 lineup with a starting lineup of Andreas Linde, Simon Asta, Oussama Haddadi, Gian-Luca Itter, Jetro Willems, Max Christiansen, Timothy Tillman, Julian Green, Branimir Hrgota, Armindo Sieb and Ragnar Ache.
FORTUNA DUSSELDORF GREUTHER FURTH PREDICTION
Let’s summarize all of the above. Despite the detailed analysis of the teams, there is still an element of surprise in this match. None of the teams, will want to just give up three points. Therefore, we would not be surprised at some unexpected result. But still, we found a bet option that is highly likely to come in:
FAQ for Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Greuther Furth
- When is the game starting? The game is starting at 12:30 pm BST on Sunday, August 14th.
- What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf.