Dusseldorf – Bayer Leverkusen SOCCER PICKS
Fortuna Düsseldorf and Bayer Leverkusen meet at ESPRIT arena, in a match for the 5th round of the Bundesliga. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 01-16-2014, in a match that ended with the final score: Bayer Leverkusen (4-0) Fortuna Düsseldorf. Attention to the home factor, since Fortuna Düsseldorf usually conquers different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the ª position, without any points conquered, after 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Hoffenheim, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Stuttgart, by (0-0). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Fortuna Düsseldorf has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 19 of the last 22 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Fortuna Düsseldorf starts for this match with a draw, by 0-0, in the visit to the Stuttgart arena. In this game against Bayer Leverkusen, coach Friedhelm Funkel must maintain his usual style of play, that is, benefit the defensive organization and counterattacks through the flanks. Defensive midfielder Matthias Zimmermann is the highlight of Fortuna Düsseldorf, with 1 goal and 1 assist. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Contento and Wiesner.
After 1 win and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 15 th position, with 3 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Bayern München, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Mainz 05, by (1-0). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad. It is usually not affected by the home team, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Bayer Leverkusen has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
The Bayer Leverkusen comes to this game motivated by the 1-0 victory in the reception at Mainz 05, thus adding the first points in the German championship: Havertz scored the only goal of the team. Normally coach Heiko Herrlich plays in 4-2-3-1, privileging organization, possession of the ball and positional attacks: Kai Havertz is very competent in the offensive process. On the other hand, Wendell is one of the best markers of Bayer Leverkusen, with 1 goal scored. From outside by injury continue Aránguiz and Pohjanpalo.