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Fortuna Dusseldorf meet away side Heidenheim at Merkur Spiel-Arena in this Bundesliga 2 tie on Friday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Fortuna Dusseldorf v Heidenheim match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
Fortuna Dusseldorf will be hoping to bounce back here following the 1-0 Bundesliga 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Dynamo Dresden.
In that game, Fortuna Dusseldorf managed 58% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Dynamo Dresden had 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Christoph Daferner (43') scored for Dynamo Dresden.
It has been seldom in recent games where Fortuna Dusseldorf have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Fortuna Dusseldorf have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals on the way. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, Fortuna Dusseldorf haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Heidenheim will go into this game following on from a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 win with the defeat of Holstein Kiel in their previous outing.
In that game, Heidenheim had 38% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Heidenheim, the scorers were Christian Kühlwetter (1') and Robert Leipertz (85'). At the other end, Holstein Kiel had 16 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Fin Bartels (30') scored for Holstein Kiel.
The numbers tell their own story, and Heidenheim have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 14 goals overall. Defensively, Heidenheim could really do with shoring things up.
Their past results show that Heidenheim:
- have not won against Fortuna Dusseldorf in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 17/09/2016 shows us that Fortuna Dusseldorf have won 1 of them and Heidenheim 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 for Fortuna and 10 created by Heidenheim. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 23 on 28/02/2021 which ended up with the score at Heidenheim 3-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf.
The match was refereed by Florian Heft.
Team News: Fortuna Dusseldorf
The Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Christian Preußer has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash with a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Heidenheim
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Heidenheim manager Frank Schmidt has no fitness worries to report coming into this game.
We believe that Heidenheim could well find it tough to register a score against this Fortuna Dusseldorf side who we reckon should be able to grind out a win.
Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought 1-0 advantage for Fortuna Dusseldorf when all is said and done.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Merkur Spiel-Arena (54,600)
Captain: Adam Bodzek
Chairman: Thomas Röttgermann
Manager: Christian Preußer
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 12
🔑 Star Player: Róbert Boženík
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Róbert Boženík was born in Terchová, Slovakia. After making a first senior appearance for MŠK Žilina in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 9 appearances.