Fortuna Düsseldorf and Hertha BSC are the first two teams to play in this round of the Bundesliga. The home team won again last week and will be happy to give it a suitable follow-up on Friday.
Fortuna Düsseldorf booked a victory last week that was in dire need of it. After a series of five games without victory, Fortuna won a visit to subtopper SC Freiburg (0-2). The difference in the ranking between the two teams was barely visible on the field. The victory that Düsseldorf celebrated in southern Germany was not even unmerited. Still, F95 is still not too comfortable on the rankings. After 23 matches, Fortuna has 20 points, good for sixteenth place.
A new victory would be very welcome, also because it reduces the gap to Hertha BSC to three points. With a win in hand, Fortuna could watch the competition in a relaxed manner, which will come into action later this weekend. “Our focus is on Friday night’s game,” said coach Uwe Rösler. “I am really looking forward to winning in front of my own audience,” said the coach of the Düsseldorf club.
Hertha BSC crashed hard in the previous round. Die Alte Dame played a particularly weak match in Berlin. Hertha never really played a role against FC Köln. The capitals themselves could barely become dangerous, while the visitors managed to score one goal after another. After ninety minutes the teams left the field with a 0-5 final score. It is clear that Hertha is by no means safe in the fight for enforcement.
With Alexander Nouri there is already the derder trainer for the group. Nouri started well, with a win at SC Paderborn (1-2), but last week’s match showed that there is still a lot of work to be done. The soap around Jürgen Klinsmann is still playing in the background, which does not benefit the club’s rest. “We are concentrating on the things that we can influence,” said Nouri at Wednesday’s press conference. “We need to focus on the sporting part.”