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

THE FACTS

When does Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf kick off? Sunday 24th May, 2020 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf being played? RheinEnergieStadion

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

What TV channel is Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 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 Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 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

KOLN

  • Koln blew a two-goal lead at home to Mainz last week and they will be eager to put that right here as they host Fortuna Dusseldorf with this contest representing a brilliant chance for the hosts to pull well away from relegation trouble.
  • Mark Uth have Koln an early lead from the penalty spot and when Florian Kainz doubled their lead eight minutes into the second half, it looked as though the hosts would collect the three points but they could not hold on as they conceded twice in the final half hour.
  • They will now hope to respond as they face another side below them in the table but they will come into this game without Rafael Czichos who is not quite ready to return from his spinal injury.

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf will have been relieved that they did not allow Paderborn to get the better of them last week but they were only able to claim a point at home to the side propping up the Bundesliga table.
  • In a game low on quality, neither side created much in front of goal although Dusseldorf did enjoy a solid spell in the second half where they nearly went in front but it was not to be and they had to settle for a point.
  • This is another game where Dusseldorf will believe they can take something from in their bid to get out of the relegation places but they will be without influential centre-back Kaan Ayhan who is suspended.

THE PREDICTION

Koln were left frustrated last week as they could only take a point from their game with Mainz despite leading by two goals heading into the final 30 minutes of the contest. They now host Fortuna Dusseldorf in their second home match in a row and having lost just one of their last eight games on home soil in the Bundesliga, they should be able to respond by claiming all three points against a Dusseldorf side with just two wins on the road so far this season.

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