2019-20 Bundesliga – Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke 04 Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke 04 kick off? Wednesday 27th May, 2020 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke 04 being played? Merkur Spiel-Arena

Where can I get tickets for Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke 04? No tickets are available as Bundesliga 1 matches are currently taking place behind closed doors

What TV channel is Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke 04 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 Schalke 04 in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Bet365 subscribers can stream German Bundesliga matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf drew for the fourth game in succession in the Bundesliga but they will be very disappointed that they failed to earn all three points after they threw away a two-goal lead in the closing stages of their game with Koln.
  • Goals from Kenan Karaman and Erik Thommy looked to have secured a vital three points for the visitors but Dusseldorf conceded twice after the 87th minute of the game as they let the lead slip in extremely poor circumstances.
  • They are now unbeaten in their last five but they will be eager to end their run of draws by earning a victory as they host Schalke 04 and they will make several changes to their side in a bid to manage their build-up of fixtures, although goalkeeper Zack Steffen is unlikely to come back into the equation as he deals with a knee issue.

SCHALKE 04

  • Schalke 04’s uninspiring run of form continued as they suffered a second heavy defeat in succession which saw their hopes of finishing in sixth spot take another dent with their winless run now standing at nine Bundesliga matches.
  • On the back of a 4-0 loss to local rivals Borussia Dortmund, Schalke were beaten 0-3 at the weekend as they failed to overcome falling behind inside the first 10 minutes of the contest and the visitors added a further two goals in the final 15 minutes.
  • Schalke are already without the likes of Amine Harit and Omar Mascarell but in a further blow, they will now be without top-scorer Suat Serdar for the remainder of the season after suffering a ligament injury at the weekend.

THE PREDICTION

Schalke 04 are stuck in a rut and they have lost their two matches since returning to action by an aggregate scoreline of 7-0. They now head into this game with Fortuna Dusseldorf with several key players absent as they bid to end a nine-match winless streak in the Bundesliga. The hosts will be disappointed by their failure to hold on to a two-goal lead late in their weekend clash with Koln but they have lost just one of their last eight league games and they should be able to avoid defeat at the very least here.

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