2019-20 Bundesliga – Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf kick off? Tuesday 17th December, 2019 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf being played? WWK Arena

What TV channel is Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf?

Augsburg – https://fcaugsburg.de/wns/tickets/tageskarten/

Fortuna Dusseldorf – https://shop.f95.de/f95/tickets.htm

What was the score in the last meeting between Augsburg & Fortuna Dusseldorf? Augsburg 1-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf

THE TEAM NEWS

AUGSBURG

  • Augsburg are finishing the year strongly and claimed their fourth win in five games with a 4-2 triumph at Hoffenheim on Friday night.
  • Winger Vargas returns from suspension but may have to settle for a place on the bench as Max, who moved into a more advanced role to replace him at Hoffenheim, scored twice.
  • Midfielder Moravek will be assessed after sitting out the trip to Hoffenheim and Suchy, Gruezo, Gotze, Finnbogason and Framberger remain sidelined.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Koubek; Lichtsteiner, Jedvaj, Gouweleeuw, Iago; Khedira, Baier; Hahn, Jensen, Max; Niederlechner

Unavailable: Suchy (Injured), Gruezo (Injured), Gotze (Injured), Finnbogason (Injured), Framberger (Injured)

Doubtful: Moravek (Injured)

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • In contrast to their opponents, Fortuna Dusseldorf have slipped down the table in recent weeks, collecting just two points from their last five games.
  • Bodzek is suspended for this one after picking up his fifth booking of the season against RB Leipzig at the weekend, but fellow midfielder Morales is back from a ban.
  • Coach Funkel will be desperately hoping that top-scorer Hennings recovers from the illness that kept him out on Saturday, while right-back Zimmer is also a doubt.

Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Steffen; Ayhan, Hoffmann, Adams; Thommy, Zimmermann, Morales, Giesselmann; Fink; Hennings, Kownacki

Unavailable: Karaman (Injured), Suttner (Injured), Stoger (Injured), Bodzek (Suspended)

Doubtful: Zimmer (Injured), Hennings (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

Fortuna Dusseldorf won when they visited the WWK Arena at the start of the year but the two sides are in contrasting form as 2019 draws to a close. Most of Augsburg's defeats this season have been against teams near the top, so the hosts look the more likely winners against out-of-sorts Fortuna.

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