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

THE FACTS

When does Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn kick off? Friday 13th March, 2020 – 19:30 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn 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 Paderborn 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 Paderborn?

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

Paderborn – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/scp07/de

What was the score in the last meeting between Fortuna Dusseldorf & Paderborn? Paderborn 2-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf

THE TEAM NEWS

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • A late equaliser rescued a point for Fortuna Dusseldorf at Mainz last Sunday but they have won just one of their last seven games at home.
  • Top scorer Hennings was dropped against Mainz having not scored this year but is expected to return up front alongside Karaman, who netted the equaliser in that game.
  • Striker Kownacki and first-choice keeper Steffen remain the only absentees for coach Rosler, who could also recall Morales in midfield.

Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Kastenmeier; Ayhan, Jorgensen, Suttner; Zimmermann, Stoger, Morales, Berisha, Thommy; Hennings, Karaman

Unavailable: Kownacki (Injured), Steffen (Injured)

Doubtful:

PADERBORN

  • Cellar-dwellers Paderborn are 10 points from safety after last Friday's 2-1 defeat to Koln, so they really need to get a result here.
  • To make matters worse, attacking duo Antwi-Adjei and Michel both picked up injuries and have been ruled out for this game, so Holtmann is set to start.
  • Defenders Collins and Hunemeier have been nursing problems in training this week and will face late tests, while Sabiri is expected to be recalled in midfield.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Zingerle; Jans, Strohdiek, Schonlau, Collins; Vasiliadis, Gjasula, Sabiri; Proger, Srbeny, Holtmann

Unavailable: Killian (Injured), Mamba (Injured), Antwi-Adjei (Injured), Michel (Injured)

Doubtful: Collins (Injured), Hunemeier (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

One of Paderborn's four league wins this season came against Fortuna Dusseldorf in October, but they go into this meeting in dire form having taken just one point from their last six matches. The hosts have been steadily picking up points since Rosler took charge and should get a vital three here.

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