Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. 1899 Hoffenheim 6/6/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fortuna Dusseldorf 6-9-14, 1899 Hoffenheim 12-6-11
6/6/20 9:30 am
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Fortuna Dusseldorf is hosting 1899 Hoffenheim at Merkur Spiel-Arena in round 30 of German Bundesliga.
Fortuna has had a solid season, but they are still in the relegation zone, in the relegation playoffs to be more precise. With 27 points, 31 scored goals, and 58 conceded goals, Fortuna is in 16th place, just one point away from the safe zone in Bundesliga. In their last 4 games, Fortuna has lost only 1 game, but they have conceded 8 goals while scoring 4 goals. Hennings is the top goal scorer for Fortuna with 12 goals, while Karaman and Erik added 6 goals each. Zack Steffen is the only injured player for Fortuna. Fortuna was playing their last match in Bundesliga against Bayern Munich on the road last weekend and has had only 32% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 72% of the correct passes. Fortuna didn’t stand a chance in this game and has lost 5-0. As I’ve mentioned before, Fortuna is only 1 point away from the safe zone, but Werder is pressing them from behind, and Fortuna is still playing against Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig this season. Is Fortuna capable of climbing out of the relegation zone, I think they are, but they will need the results from some other teams to go in their favor.
After a long seven-game streak without a win, Hoffenheim was able to string a couple of nice wins in their last two games. In said two games, Hoffenheim has scored 4 goals, while conceded only 1 goal. Hoffenheim is in 7th place in the standings with 42 points, the same amount as Wolfsburg on the last place that leads to the Europa League. The biggest problem for Hoffenheim is their defense this season where they conceded 48 goals, and even when their defense was able to keep the clean sheet, Hoffenheim lacked goal scoring. In their latest Bundesliga match against Mainz on the road, Hoffenheim has had 51% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and 78% of the correct passes. Despite missing a penalty kick in the 27th minute, Hoffenheim was able to score a goal in 43rd minute and that was the final score of the match. Kramaric is still the leading goal scorer for Hoffenheim with 7 goals, but he is injured alongside Adamyan and Beldofil. Baumgartner added 6 goals, while Skov has 5 assists. I know that Hoffenheim has a decent team that can get to the Europa League spot, but I don’t think they will because they were far too inconsistent this season and their defense is average at best.
Fortuna has never lost against Hoffenheim at home, but Hoffenheim hasn’t lost their last 4 away games. Frankly, I could see Fortuna winning this one at home, but Hoffenheim is on a nice streak where they found some confidence, and the Europa League is within their reach. I will take a stab at Hoffenheim on the road.