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

THE FACTS

When does Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Mainz kick off? Saturday 19th October, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Mainz 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 Mainz 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 Mainz?

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

Mainz – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/mainz05/

What was the score in the last meeting between Fortuna Dusseldorf & Mainz? Mainz 3-1 Fortuna Dusseldorf

THE TEAM NEWS

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf have lost their last three games and have not tasted victory since the opening weekend of the season.
  • Oliver Fink and Markus Suttner have been ruled out again while midfielder Alfredo Morales will also miss the game because of illness.
  • On the positive side, Jean Zimmer and Dawid Kownacki returned to full training this week while goalkeeping trio Tim Wiesner, Michael Rensing and Raphael Wolf stepped up their recoveries.

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

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

Doubtful: Wolf (Injured), Wiesner (Injured)

MAINZ

  • Mainz 05 picked up a much-needed three points at bottom side Paderborn two weeks ago, registering only their second win of the season and their first away from home.
  • Left-back Aaron Martin is fit again, which allows Daniel Brosinski - who netted his first goal of the season against Paderborn - to revert to his natural right-back position.
  • Fellow full-backs Philipp Mwene and Roanel Pierre-Gabriel are also available but current number two goalkeeper Florian Muller is doubtful due to illness.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Zentner; Brosinski, St. Juste, Niakhate, Aaron Martin; Malong, Fernandes, Oztunali; Boetius, Quaison, Szalai

Unavailable: Bell (Injured), Mateta (Injured), Seydel (Injured), Ji Dong-Wong (Injured)

Doubtful: Muller (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

Fortuna Dusseldorf are in poor form but they have not failed to score in a Bundesliga game since March. In fact, both teams have scored in each of their last 16 and that run is likely to continue against fellow strugglers Mainz, who have found the net in five of their seven league games this season.

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