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

THE FACTS

When does Schalke 04 vs Fortuna Dusseldorf kick off? Saturday 9th November, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

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

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

Where can I get tickets for Schalke 04 vs Fortuna Dusseldorf?

Schalke 04 – https://store.schalke04.de/tickets/schalke-04-spiele/alle-spiele/

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

What was the score in the last meeting between Schalke 04 & Fortuna Dusseldorf? Schalke 04 0-4 Fortuna Dusseldorf

THE TEAM NEWS

SCHALKE 04

  • Schalke twice came from behind to beat Augsburg 3-2 last Sunday and claim their first win in four league games as they clung on to their place in the top six.
  • Coach David Wagner has concerns in the centre-back department as Salif Sane has been ruled out for up to four months following knee surgery and Matija Nastasic is a doubt.
  • With Benjamin Stambouli also out injured, Weston McKennie is expected to fill in alongside Ozan Kabak with Daniel Caligiuri returning in midfield.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Nubel; Kenny, Kabak, Mckennie, Oczipka; Caligiuri, Harit, Omar Mascarell, Serdar; Raman, Burgstaller

Unavailable: Bentaleb (Injured), Stambouli (Injured), Sane (Injured)

Doubtful: Nastasic (Injured), Juan Miranda (Injured)

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf earned themselves some breathing space with a 2-0 win at home to near neighbours Koln last Sunday but they have lost their last four away games.
  • Aymen Barkok and Markus Suttner continue to build up their fitness as they eye a return to the squad, but Kenan Karaman, Thomas Pledl, Kevin Stoger and Michael Rensing are definitely out.
  • Erik Thommy was recalled to the starting line-up against Koln and will keep his place after scoring, meaning Schalke loanee Bernard Tekpetey is likely to be on the bench against his parent club.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Steffen; Zimmermann, Ayhan, Nuhu, Giesselmann; Morales, Bodzek; Zimmer, Fink, Thommy; Hennings

Unavailable: Karaman (Injured), Rensing (Injured), Stoger (Injured), Pledl (Injured)

Doubtful: Barkok (Injured), Suttner (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Fortuna Dusseldorf triumphed 4-0 at the VELTINS-Arena in March but it is very unlikely that will be repeated on Saturday. Schalke are much-improved this season under Wagner while Dusseldorf have struggled on their travels, so expect the Royal Blues to get revenge.

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