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The Bundesliga 2 meeting at Merkur Spiel-Arena on Saturday sees hosts Fortuna Dusseldorf fighting it out with opponents Karlsruhe.
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Fortuna Dusseldorf will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Bundesliga 2 triumph against Darmstadt.
In that game, Fortuna Dusseldorf had 46% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Fortuna Dusseldorf, the scorers were Luka Krajnc (20') and Dawid Kownacki (62'). SV Darmstadt 98 had 18 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Serdar Dursun (37') scored for Darmstadt.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Fortuna Dusseldorf have taken part. Their opponents scored 10 of them in this period whereas Fortuna managed a tally of 10. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be continued here, though.
Coming into this fixture, Fortuna Dusseldorf haven't lost in the league to Karlsruhe in their previous 3 matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Osnabruck in Bundesliga 2 action, Karlsruhe and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Karlsruhe had 62% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. VfL Osnabrück got 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. Christian Santos (48') was the scorer for Osnabruck.
In 5 of the past six games featuring Karlsruhe, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell comes to a paltry 1.17, with the average goals for Karlsruhe standing at 0.5.
Their past results show that Karlsruhe:
- remain undefeated by Fortuna Dusseldorf in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. An impressive run.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 08/02/2015 tells us that Fortuna Dusseldorf have won 2 of these games & Karlsruhe 1, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for Fortuna and 5 netted by Karlsruhe. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 11 on 13/12/2020 and the score finished Karlsruhe 1-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf.
The referee was Tobias Reichel.
Team News: Fortuna Dusseldorf
Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Uwe Rösler will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Karlsruhe
In an otherwise available group of players, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Karlsruhe manager Christian Eichner to be concerned about. Dirk Carlson (Fatigue fracture) won’t be playing here.
When taking everything into account, Karlsruhe might have a difficult job to see themselves scoring against this Fortuna Dusseldorf outfit who we reckon should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Fortuna Dusseldorf at full-time.
Should be a close one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Merkur Spiel-Arena (54,600)
Captain: Adam Bodzek
Chairman: Thomas Röttgermann
Manager: Uwe Rösler
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 5
🔑 Key Player: Dawid Kownacki
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Dawid Kownacki was born in Poland. Having made a first senior appearance for Lech Poznań in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 4 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 season to date in 21 appearances.