Fortuna Dusseldorf hosts Paderborn at the Merkur Spiel-Arena
Both teams are not in a really good place right now. Fortuna Dusseldorf are 16th in the league and currently at the relegation playoff spot, while Padeborn are at the bottom of the league – they are 18th with just 16 points won so far.
For Fortuna Dusseldorf this match is a great chance to move to just one point behind the 15th Mainz 05 and the safe zone. Fortuna won just one game in their last five matches though – against Freiburg, which is not giving them a huge confidence before their next game.
Last week Fortuna Dusseldorf made their 7th draw for the season. Uwe Rosler’s team visited Mainz 05 at the Opel Arena, but the match finished without a winner – 1-1. Fortuna were actually pretty close to losing this one, but Kenan Karaman scored a late equaliser in the 85th minute.
Paderborn look hopeless at the moment. The newcomers are 6 points behind Fortuna Dusseldorf and the 16th place, so for them this is a great chance to revive their hopes of survival. But can they? Paderborn lost all of their last four matches in the Bundesliga, being defeated by Hertha BSC, Bayern Munich, Mainz 05 and Koln. Paderborn have won just four games from the start of the season. Their last win came against Freiburg in January. That’s really not giving them any high hopes right now.
In our football tips tonight we believe that Fortuna Dusseldorf can really use ther home advantage against Paderborn on Friday. The visitors are in a really complicated situation, although Fortuna’s situation is not great neither. But we think they are in a little bit better position to take the win here.