Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs Schalke Betting Tip: Draw – 27 May 2020

Second successive head-to-head draws appeals

Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs Schalke

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 – 19:30 GMT Kick-Off
German Bundesliga
Pick: Draw
Odds: 5/2
Bookmaker: Sportingbet
(All betting odds were correct at time of writing: 24 May 2020)

Preview: Possibly not the most exciting of encounters taking place on Wednesday sends a winless in nine Schalke to Fortuna Dusseldorf, who have managed to draw four successive Bundesliga games. Will either prevail at Merkur Spiel-Arena?

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Fortuna Dusseldorf Preview – Another stalemate in the offing?

Draw specialists Fortuna Dusseldorf (16th – W5 D9 L13, GF29 GA52) were held to their fourth consecutive Bundesliga stalemate last time out, pegged back when two goals to the good away to FC Koln on Sunday, as two crucial points were squandered in a 2-2 stalemate. Having led 2-0 until the 88th minute, manager Uwe Rosler must still be wondering how his side contrived to draw a contest they were overwhelming favourites to win as timed ebbed away.

So, how costly could Sunday’s outcome prove to be? It leaves them three points from automatic safety, and still occupying the relegation play-off. The bigger picture, however, is this team have now lost once in eight league games (W1 D6 L1), losing only to Monchengladbach. By hook and by crook, Dusseldorf are steadily keeping themselves ticking over – though were perhaps fortunate to do so in Cologne.

According to the various xG models, Dusseldorf struggled to create much in their last game, and were in fact indebted to a combination of fine goalkeeping and wayward finishing for retaining the lead for as long as they did. Improvements needed then. Although, with the division’s out-of-form side up next, there is every chance Rosler could be celebrating three coveted points on Wednesday. Either that or a fifth straight draw.


0-0 Half-Time Correct Score



Schalke Preview – Wagner a manager under growing pressure?

Just when supporters could be forgiven for thinking matters could not get much worse, after witnessing their team pummeled in the Ruhr derby earlier in the month, it went and got a whole lot worse. Beaten 3-0 at home on Sunday, by an Augsburg side which had lost five of its previous six matches as well as losing five in a row away, was possibly the lowest Schalke (8th – W9 D10 L8, GF33 GA43) have slumped under David Wagner’s tenure as manager.

Nine games without winning, comprising more defeats than draws (D4 L5), is now the longest current winless run in the Bundesliga, as The Royal Blues woes show no sign of abating anytime soon. Even more damning is the alarming lack of threat being posed in opposition penalty areas, scoring only twice across this barren nine-game streak having suffered all five defeats during this period to nil.

Meanwhile, the 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg on 18 December being the last occasion Wagner’s men notched away from home in the Bundesliga, failing to net in their last five consecutive away outings. Three of which coming against not too dissimilar opposition in the shape of FC Koln (3-0), Hertha Berlin (0-0) and Mainz (0-0), all of whom reside in the lower half of the table. Confidence from punters, therefore, could be in short supply.

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Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs Schalke Betting Advice

Wins are at a premium with these two. Fortuna Dusseldorf winning once in the last ten Bundesliga outings (W1 D6 L3) – though are currently unbeaten in five (W1 D4) – while Schalke arrive in dire form, having not won in nine (D4 L5). The hosts have drawn four straight top flight matches meanwhile, and a fifth undoubtedly appeals at the odds bearing in mind the enduring struggles of the pair.


Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs Schalke Key Facts

  • Werder Bremen are the only team to have scored fewer goals at home this season than Fortuna Dusseldorf (13 in 13 games).
  • Just three teams would managed less goals in away matches this season than Schalke (15 from 13 games).
  • Six goals were evenly shared when these teams met in Gelsenkirchen on Matchday 11, playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw.


Neither are excelling in the attacking third, either. Fortuna are averaging precisely a goal per game at home this season, where they’ve scored more than once on just three of thirteen occasions, whereas Schalke have fired a blank in seven of the last nine games including each of the last five away. I usually dislike backing Under 2.5 (10/11 BetVictor), however there is no doubting the logic behind it here.


Best Betting Odds for Fortuna Dusseldorf Vs Schalke

Fortuna Dusseldorf – 17/10 (BetFred)
Draw – 5/2 (Sportingbet)
Schalke – 17/10 (Betfair)