Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs RB Leipzig Betting: Leipzig & Over 2.5 Goals – 14 December 2019

Dusseldorf unlikely to halt Leipzig juggernaut?

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Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs RB Leipzig

Saturday 14th December 2019 – 17:30 Kick-Off
German Bundesliga
Pick: RB Leipzig & Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 10/11
Bookmaker: Coral
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(All betting odds displayed were correct as of time of writing: 12th December 2019 at 23:50)

Preview: On Tuesday they concluded the group stage of the Champions League by topping their group, now RB Leipzig are presented with the opportunity to spend almost 24 hours atop the Bundesliga. Hoping to spoil the party in front of a BT Sport audience are hosts Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs RB Leipzig Live Stats & Betting Odds

 

Fortuna Dusseldorf Preview – Recent evidence points towards further woes?

Three of their last four Bundesliga matches were bruising encounters against some of the league’s finest outfits. Here is another, and it is arguably the toughest and most daunting of the lot as a Fortuna Dusseldorf (16th – W3 D3 L8, GF16 GA29) team which has recently shipped three goals at Schalke (3-3), four at home to Bayern Munich (0-4) and, the most recent of them all, five away in Borussia Dortmund (5-0) prepare to welcome none other than the most prolific side in the country to their Merkur Spiel-Arena.

It was all one-way traffic last time out in Dortmund, creating next to nothing going forward whilst conceding a plethora of chances themselves (xG: DOR 3.15 – 0.09 DUS). Now back at home, Fortuna can at least take heart from the fact that only once – in a resounding loss to champions Bayern – have they not managed to score in front of their fans so far this season. Conversely, their total of six home goals from as many games is a league-low, a dubious honour shared with bottom-side FC Koln.

Dusseldorf have it all to do here then. Their last victory coming against the aforementioned Koln on 3rd November, claiming two of twelve points since (D2 L2). Meanwhile, their three victories thus far were all against teams no higher than 13th in the current standings, which would make the chances of a win here remote and all the more remarkable should it occur. Particularly as the previous two occasions they have hosted RB Leipzig resulted in convincing defeats, going down 4-0 at home to Die Roten Bullen last season.

 

RB Leipzig & Both Teams to Score
8/5

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RB Leipzig Preview – Rampant Leipzig will take some stopping?

As if RB Leipzig (2nd – W9 D3 L2, GF39 GA16) needed any incentive to continue their sensational run of form that has seen them string together five straight Bundesliga wins, the players will be only too aware that another three points in Dusseldorf – a fixture they won handsomely in 2018-19, 4-0 – would send them top of the table. That is because leaders Monchengladbach are not in action until Sunday, meaning ample opportunity to apply some serious pressure beforehand.

It would certainly take a brave punter to oppose them at this precise moment in time. Just the 22 goals were scored across their current five-game winning streak in the league. And while their sole loss of the entire campaign did occur when forced to travel, losing 2-1 at Freiburg in October, their away record on the whole remains steadfast at W5 D1 L1, scoring on at least three occasions away to Hertha Berlin, Paderborn, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen and even the current league leaders.

Even a 2-2 draw with Lyon in midweek seems unlikely to have halted their momentum, not when that result was enough for them to progress as group winners. There is a swagger and a hunger about them at present. Last week’s 3-1 victory at home against Hoffenheim was another dominant display (xG: RBL 3.57 – 1.38 HOF) and probably should have been more emphatic. Another effort of that ilk could see them blow away such meek opposition on Saturday.

 

Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs RB Leipzig – Key Facts:

  • In their previous four Bundesliga matches, Fortuna Dusseldorf have won none (D2 L2) and shipped 12 goals.
  • During their current five-game winning run in the league, RB Leipzig netted 22 times but did only keep the one clean sheet.
  • RB Leipzig have won on each of the previous two visits to Dusseldorf in the league by an aggregate of 7-1, winning this same fixture 4-0 last term.

 

Betting Summary

Unsurprisingly, the visiting team are overwhelmingly strong favourites to continue their march towards the Bundesliga summit with another set of three points. RB Leipzig (9/20 Betway) are plenty short, that is for sure, however it does feel justified bearing in mind not just their own form (five straight league wins, scoring goals left, right and centre) but also the recent struggles of their opponents. Fortuna Dusseldorf (6/1 Betfair) are winless in four, have won three times all season and suffered several chastening defeats in recent encounters.

If Schalke, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund can all score at least three past Dusseldorf, there is no reason why the league’s most lethal attack won’t do so as well. Victory is imperative if the visitors are to increase the pressure on the league leaders, and while this should be another dominant outcome, the fact Julian Nagelmann’s team have gone four games without a clean sheet – six when including games in Europe – suggests there might also be some joy for the underdogs.


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