The battle to get out of the relegation zone for Fortuna Dusseldorf will be on test at the Merkur Spiel Arena. The side play host to high flying side Borussia Dortmund. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 14:30 GMT.
Fortuna Dusseldorf is having a hard time trying to get out of the relegation zone with a series of the unimpressive display. Their last time out saw a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim courtesy of two penalty strikes by Hennings.
The side has only one win in their five matches. Since the resumption of the Bundesliga only gained three points during their 2-1 win over Schalke 04. The weekend will prove to be a tough one for the side as they face against high scoring Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund recovered from their 1-0 loos to rivals Bayern Munich to clinch two successive wins. However, seven points stand between the side and the title leaders. It remains a course for the side to record straight wins and hopes Munich experience their first defeat in the league since its resumption.
The side ended a dramatic 1-0 win over side Hertha Berlin last weekend. The lackluster match was full of injuries on the camp. A returning Emre Can be playing as a defender came through for the Black and Yellow.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Borussia Dortmund Head to Head
Both sides have nine games against each other, with Dortmund picking up six wins. Dusseldorf only has a single win against the Black and yellow. Here is a look at their previous encounters
Dusseldorf 2-2 Hoffenheim
Bayern Munich 5-0 Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf 2-1 Schalke 04
Koln 2-2 Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf 0-0 Paderborn
Dortmund 1-0 Hertha BSC
Paderborn 1-6 Dortmund
Dortmund 0-1 Munich
Wolfsburg 0-2 Munich
Dortmund 4-0 Schalke 04
Fortuna Dusseldorf Team News
Coach Uwe ails with the goalkeeping department. The ailing is especially after the medial collateral ligament rupture injury of goalkeeper Zack Steffen. However, the attacking threat of Herrings has been the silver lining for the side after bagging a brace in their last outing.
Borussia Dortmund Team News
High flying teenager Erlin Haaland was on fire with the resumption of the Bundesliga netting a goal. However, muscular problems saw the young star miss out on the Black and Yellow. Haaland is back to field training but remains in contention to feature this weekend. Forward Marco Reus still has fitness issues and remains sidelined.
Prediction and Odds
Borussia Dortmund is on a mission to fill the gap with title leaders Munich hence will be up for a win. We expect a high scoring game from the Black and Yellow.
Borussia Dortmund Win
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score
First Team to Score: Borussia Dortmund