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

THE FACTS

When does Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Freiburg kick off? Sunday 29th September, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Freiburg being played? Merkur Spiel-Arena

What are the expected weather conditions for Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Freiburg? Rain, 17c

What TV channel is Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Freiburg 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 Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Freiburg in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Freiburg?

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

Freiburg – https://heimspiele-scfreiburg.reservix.de/

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

THE TEAM NEWS

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf had a 1-0 lead for 68 minutes at local rivals Borussia M'gladbach last Sunday before ultimately losing 2-1, their third defeat in four matches.
  • Coach Friedhelm Funkel is likely to have the same squad available as last weekend, with Oliver Fink and Markus Suttner both ruled out again after missing the trip to Gladbach.
  • Marcel Sobottka is back in full training but it remains to be seen whether he will be included in the squad, while Dawid Kownacki became a permanent Fortuna player this week after a clause in his loan deal was triggered.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Steffen; Zimmermann, Ayhan, Adams, Giesselmann; Bodzek, Baker; Thommy, Karaman, Kownacki; Hennings

Unavailable: Rensing (Injured), Stoger (Injured), Barkok (Injured), Morales (Injured), Fink (Injured), Suttner (Injured)

Doubtful: Sobottka (Injured), Wolf (Injured)

FREIBURG

  • Freiburg had to settle for a point at home to Augsburg last Saturday but they remain in the top four going into this weekend's fixtures and have won both their away games.
  • Coach Christian Streich will be without his captain Mike Frantz, who suffered an adductor injury against Augsburg, so Jannik Haberer is likely to move back into the centre of midfield.
  • Winger Florian Kath is a doubt but centre-back Manuel Gulde is fit again, although both of them are fringe players who are yet to feature this season.

Predicted line-up (3-4-3): Schwolow; Lienhart, Koch, Heintz; Schmid, Haberer, Hofler, Gunter; Holer, Petersen, Grifo

Unavailable: Frantz (Injured), Flekken (Injured), Terrazzino (Injured)

Doubtful: Kath (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Fortuna Dusseldorf have just come out of a run of four tough fixtures with one point but they have at least scored in all their matches this season. They have not kept a clean sheet in the Bundesliga since March and with Freiburg in good form, they are unlikely to on Sunday.

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