2019-20 Bundesliga – Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Werder Bremen Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Werder Bremen kick off? Saturday 18th January, 2020 – 14:30 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Werder Bremen 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 Werder Bremen 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 Werder Bremen?

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

Werder Bremen – https://www.werder.de/tickets/heimspiele/

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

THE TEAM NEWS

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf put an end to a run of three straight defeats with a vital 2-1 win at home to Union Berlin last time out, and this is another six-pointer for them.
  • Stoger, who has missed the entire campaign through injury, made his comeback in a friendly last week, leaving Karaman as the only absentee for coach Funkel.
  • Winger Skrzybski has joined on loan from Schalke and is expected to start, while Thommy could start on the opposite flank after coming on and scoring against Union.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Steffen; Zimmermann, Ayhan, Hoffmann, Suttner; Morales, Bodzek, Fink; Skrzybski, Hennings, Thommy

Unavailable: Karaman (Injured)

Doubtful: Stoger (Injured)

WERDER BREMEN

  • Werder Bremen have lost six of their last seven Bundesliga games and coach Kohfeldt is under pressure to make a good start to the second half of the season.
  • Kohfeldt's bad luck with injuries has continued over the winter break with Bargfrede and Lang both ruled out and left-back Augustinsson a doubt.
  • On the positive side, Toprak and Sargent are both fit again and started in a friendly against Hannover last week, while defender Vogt has joined on loan from Hoffenheim.

Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Pavlenka; Toprak, Vogt, Moisander; Goller, Bittencourt, M. Eggestein, Klaassen, Friedl; Sargent, Rashica

Unavailable: Mohwald (Injured), Fullkrug (Injured), Gebre Selassie (Injured), Bargfrede (Injured), Lang (Injured)

Doubtful: Augustinsson (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Three of Fortuna Dusseldorf's four league wins this season have come at home – the other coming at Werder Bremen on the opening day. There is not much between the two relegation rivals going into this meeting but Fortuna look to have the edge in front of their own fans.

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