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Erzgebirge Aue face off with visiting club Fortuna Dusseldorf at Erzgebirgsstadion in the Bundesliga 2 match on Sunday.
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Erzgebirge Aue won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 3-0 Bundesliga 2 loss in their previous game against Holstein Kiel.
In that match, Erzgebirge Aue had 45% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Holstein Kiel had 21 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. Finn Porath (29'), Jann-Fiete Arp (37') and Joshua Mees (81') scored for Holstein Kiel.
Erzgebirge Aue have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 3 versus opposing sides during the course of their last 6 fixtures. In those games, Erzgebirge Aue have also seen the number of goals against them come to 9. It will be interesting to see if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their prior results show that Erzgebirge Aue:
- have not registered a win against Fortuna Dusseldorf in their last 6 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Schalke in Bundesliga 2 action, Fortuna Dusseldorf will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Fortuna Dusseldorf had 48% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Fortuna Dusseldorf was Shinta Appelkamp (12'). On the other side, FC Schalke 04 had 19 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. Marius Bülter (15') and Simon Terodde (46', 90') scored for Schalke.
Indicating their involvement in productive encounters, we’ve seen goals 22 times in the prior six matches in which Fortuna Dusseldorf have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 3.67 goals per fixture. Their opponents have hit 10 from this total.
Their previous form shows that Fortuna Dusseldorf:
- remain undefeated by Erzgebirge Aue in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 21/05/2017 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Erzgebirge Aue. They’ve not been able to get any wins at all whereas Fortuna Dusseldorf have been dominant against them, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those matches.
15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 2 of them for Aue and 13 for Fortuna. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 33 on 16/05/2021 when it finished Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-0 Erzgebirge Aue.
On that day, Fortuna Dusseldorf managed 50% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Goals were scored by Shinta Appelkamp (10'), Marcel Sobottka (18') and Kristoffer Peterson (87').
On the other side, Erzgebirge Aue got 3 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Benjamin Cortus.
Team News: Erzgebirge Aue
Ognjen Gnjatic (Torn Ankle Ligament), Malcolm Cacutalua (Knee Problems), Jan Hochscheidt (Knee Injury) and Florian Ballas (Knee Problems) will not be able to play for Erzgebirge Aue manager Aleksey Shpilevsky.
Team News: Fortuna Dusseldorf
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from, the Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Christian Preußer does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
Our assessment here is that Erzgebirge Aue will have to play well to breach the defence of this Fortuna Dusseldorf team who we think should get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re going for a narrow 0-1 winning margin for Fortuna Dusseldorf when the full-time whistle blows.
A close call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Erzgebirgsstadion (16,485)
Captain: Martin Männel
Chairman: Helge Leonhardt
Manager: Aleksey Shpilevsky
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 18