Fortuna Dusseldorf to Continue Fine Start

With the international matches fast approaching, there are not many club games to look forward after the weekend but there is one on Monday night in Germany as Fortuna Dusseldorf host Duisburg at the ESPRIT Arena. Fortuna Dusseldorf will be hoping to push for promotion to the Bundesliga this season, having last played in the German top-flight back in 2012/13.

The past three seasons has seen them finish 10th, 11th and 14th in Bundesliga II and they will be hoping for a much better end to this season. Duisburg won promotion from Liga 3 last season and are looking to establish themselves back in the second tier of German football.

Fortuna Dusseldorf Form

Fortuna Dusseldorf start the weekend top of the Bundesliga II table having won 6, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their 8 games.

Their only defeat came at Greuther Furth, which was their 6th match of the season and following that loss Fortuna Dusseldorf have won 2 games.  They defeated Jahn Regensburg at home and enjoyed an away victory last weekend at St. Pauli.

Having endured a tough time of it at home last season, Fortuna Dusseldorf have turned things around and are unbeaten in their last 6 home league games.  They have won 4 of those 6 games and are scoring an average of 2 goals per home game this season.

Duisburg Form

Duisburg come into this round of fixtures hovering dangerously above the relegation zone and have won only 2 of their 8 Bundesliga II games this season. They have won just 1 of their last 5 matches and have recently suffered a dreadful 6-1 home defeat at the hands of Nurnberg.  In fact, their home form has been poor and they will be happy this match is away.

Away from home in Bundesliga II Duisburg have remained undefeated in their last 3 games, picking up wins at Heidenheim and Arminia Bielefeld and a draw at Ingolstadt. While they have been struggling defensively, Duisburg have been scoring goals and away from home in their last 3 league games they have scored an average of 2.66 goals per game.

Team News

Fortuna Dusseldorf should have a clean bill of health for this game unless anything happens in training over the weekend.  They also have no suspension concerns so should be at full strength. The same cannot be said for Duisburg who will be missing their top goal scorer this season, Boris Tashchi. They also have doubts over the fitness of Zlatko Janjic and Tim Albutat.

Top Betting Tips

Fortuna Dusseldorf come into this match as the team in form and should take maximum points.  The hosts are available at 4/5 with Ladbrokes to win the game. Despite missing their top goal scorer for this match, Duisburg will be confident of continuing their goal scoring record in this game. Fortuna Dusseldorf to win and both teams to score is 13/5 at Bet365. Rouwen Hennings will continue to lead the line for Fortuna Dusseldorf in this match and will be looking to add to the 5 goals he has scored in all competitions this season.  Hennings is 13/8 with Bet365 to score at any time. (Odds from online betting)

Football Betting Tips: Liverpool vs Burnley

Burnley travel to Anfield hoping to inflict more misery on Jurgen Klopp’s men after a difficult week for the reds. The humiliating defeat to Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime was compounded by a frustrating 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday which saw Roberto Firmino miss a penalty. Burnley have had a great start to the campaign and have 7 points to their name already – having taken points off Chelsea and Tottenham already away from home this season they will be desperate to pick up something here.

English Premier League – Liverpool vs Burnley – Anfield Saturday 16th September

Kick-off: 15.00 GMT

 

  • Liverpool – Best Odds – 3/10 (Coral)
  • Burnley – Best Odds – 12/1 (Bet 365)
  • Draw – Best Odds  5/1 (Paddy Power)

 

Liverpool

The reds were very much in the game at the Etihad last Saturday despite being 1-0 when Sadio Mane was dismissed. Mo Salah was causing problems for City’s back line and the reds looked very comfortable in possession. Playing with 10 men is never easy, but their capitulation after the red card will bring great cause for concern to Klopp.

Philippe Coutinho could feature for the first time this season after his speculation filled summer and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be given his first Premier League start for the reds at Anfield.

Burnley

The Clarets are sitting pretty in 7th place in the Premier League table and Sean Dyche will be delighted with the start they have made.

Many had concerns for Burnley after the departures of Michael Keane and Andre Gray but record signing Chris Wood and co. have hit the ground running this season and look well equipped to steer clear of the relegation places this term.

Club captain Tom Heaton dislocated his shoulder against Crystal Palace on Sunday so faces a lengthy spell on the side lines, presenting Nick Pope with an opportunity to show his worth at Premier League level.

Head to Head 

Burnley have only managed to beat Liverpool once at Premier League level – a 2-0 win last season at Turf Moor famed for the Clarets managing to win with only 22% possession.

The reds have won all 5 of the other meetings in the Premier League – with their last one being a 2-1 triumph at Anfield back in March – coming from behind with goals from Wijnaldum and Can. 

Odds and Predictions

Despite a tough week Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield this season.

Liverpool to score 2 or more goals is a shrewd move at 1/3 with Coral.

Both teams have only failed to score once each this season.

Both teams to score – YES – looks overpriced at 21/20 with Ladbrokes. 

Mohamed Salah has scored 4 times already in all competitions for the reds this season.

Salah looks good value at Evens with Coral to score anytime here. 

Liverpool average 2.5 goals per home game under Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League this season.

Over 2.5 goals in the match is a banker bet at 8/13 with Betfair. 

Score Prediction 

Liverpool 3-1 Burnley – 11/1 with Bet 365.  (odds from www.sportwetten24.com)

Top Betting Tip

Burnley will arrive full of confidence but Liverpool need a win to appease their fans.

Liverpool to win and over 3.5 goals in the game pays 3.23 with Bet 365.