Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Paderborn Betting Preview – Bundesliga, May 16
It’s a clash of the basement dwellers in Dusseldorf as Fortuna takes on Paderborn, with the three points crucial to both clubs’ chances of survival this season.
With just nine games to go, Paderborn is ten points from safety and six points from the team in the relegation playoff spot. Things are not looking good for the team that was promoted just last year.
You can find my thoughts below in my Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Paderborn prediction.
Paderborn may have entertained a lot of people this season, but there is a reason why the club is bottom of the league by some margin, and that is because it doesn’t beat many other teams. That’s why I find it surprising that BetOnline has this game so close. Fortuna Dusseldorf should be the clear favorites here, in my opinion.
Match Preview for Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Paderborn
Fortuna enjoyed an excellent return to the German top flight last season, finishing comfortably in mid table with hopes of pushing further this year. Things have not gone quite to plan, though, and now it faces a real fight to keep out of the bottom two or even the relegation playoff spot.
The good news is that Rouwen Hennings will be fit to play and will undoubtedly be the main chance of scoring goals. He has managed 11 in the league this season, while the rest of the squad has chipped in with a combined total of 16. There were some encouraging draws before the break, so there might be some confidence that the club can survive this season.
It is looking far bleaker for Paderborn, however. The club has been in the bottom two since the start of September and has just not been able to pick up enough points, even though it has looked very good at times. There have been just four wins all season, although one of them came against this weekend’s opponent.
There have been highlights during the campaign, particularly almost pulling off a sensational victory over Dortmund. But even though the team has scored in all but five of its games, there has not been enough in the squad to see the job out and help pull Paderborn away from the bottom.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Paderborn Pick
Fortuna Dusseldorf to Win+117
These look like good odds for a Fortuna win as Paderborn, as well as being the weaker team, will probably be missing top scorer Streli Mamba as well. Dusseldorf has some tough games in the run in to the end of the season, so desperately needs to pick up all three points from games like this. Fortunately for Fortuna, that should be exactly what happens this weekend.
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