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

THE FACTS

When does Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg kick off? Friday 13th September, 2019 – 19:30 (UK)

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

What is the weather forecast for Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg? Clear, 16c

What television channel is Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg on? Some Bundesliga matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed live via the BT Sport website and app

Where can I get tickets for Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Wolfsburg?

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

Wolfsburg – https://shop.vfl-wolfsburg.de/tickets/spiele/maenner/

What was the score when the teams last met? Wolfsburg 5-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf

THE TEAM NEWS

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf squandered a half-time lead at Eintracht Frankfurt last time out as they suffered their second defeat of the new season.
  • Alfredo Morales has added to coach Friedhelm Funkel's injury problems after sustaining an adductor strain on international duty, so Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker is set to be recalled in midfield.
  • Andre Hoffmann has been ruled out due to illness but fellow centre-back Kasim Adams is set to be included in the squad at least having trained fully this week.

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

Unavailable: Rensing (Injured), Stoger (Injured), Ampomah (Illness), Barkok (Injured), Sobottka (Injured), Morales (Injured), Hoffmann (Illness)

Doubtful: Wolf (Injured)

WOLFSBURG

  • Wolfsburg's 100 per cent record this season ended with a 1-1 draw at home to Paderborn two weeks ago but they will have been happy with their tally of seven points from three games.
  • Worse than the result against Paderborn was the two bad injuries suffered by goalkeeper Koen Casteels and summer signing Xaver Schlager, with the latter likely to miss the rest of the year.
  • Pavao Pervan will deputise for Casteels as he did ably towards the end of last season, while key defensive duo John Brooks and Josuha Guilavogui are doubtful with knocks and will face late fitness tests.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Pervan; Guilavogui, Tisserand, Knoche; William, Arnold, Gerhardt, Roussillon; Joao Victor, Weghorst, Brekalo

Unavailable: Ignacio Camacho (Injured), Ginczek (Injured), Casteels (Injured), Schlager (Injured)

Doubtful: Guilavogui (Injured), Brooks (Injured), Paulo Otavio (Injured)

MATCH ANALYSIS

Wolfsburg have never lost to Fortuna Dusseldorf in eight competitive meetings. The last one ended 5-2 and Friday's encounter could also see a few goals, as there have been three or more in 14 of Fortuna's last 15 Bundesliga games while the visitors are missing their first-choice goalkeeper.

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