Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Hoffenheim 6/6/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Hoffenheim (12-6-11) at Fortuna Dusseldorf (6-9-14)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday June 6, 2020 at 9:30 am (Merkur Spiel-Arena)
The Line: Fortuna Dusseldorf +170 / Draw +245 / Hoffenheim +145 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Fortuna Dusseldorf and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Saturday morning.
Fortuna Dusseldorf enter this match still in the relegation zone, sitting on 27 points with a record of 6 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses after a 5-0 beatdown loss to Bayern Munich in their last match. In the match against Bayern Munich, Fortuna fell behind in the 15th minute as Mathias Jorgensen put the ball into his own net for the own goal. It was all downhill from there as Bayern went into the half up 3-0 and scored twice in two minutes taking a 5-0 lead in the 52nd minute and Dusseldorf wouldn’t breach Bayern’s goal the rest of the way. Dusseldorf held just 33% possession while being outshot 23-7 in goal attempts and 8-2 in terms of shots on goal. Rouwen Hennings leads Fortuna Dusseldorf in scoring with 12 goals this year while Erik Thommy and Kenan Karaman each have 6 goals with Thommy owning a team-high 4 assists this year.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim come into the match in 7th spot, sitting tied with VFL Wolfsburg on 42 points with a record of 12 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses following back-to-back wins after their 1-0 win over Mainz last time out. In the win over Mainz, Steven Zuber missed a chance to give Hoffenheim the lead in the 27th minute from the penalty spot, but Ihias Bebou cashed in on his chance in the 43rd minute. Both sides had their chance down the stretch, but Bebou’s marker held up as the winner. Andrej Kramaric leads Hoffenheim in scoring with 7 goals while Christoph Baumgartner has 6 goals and Robert Skov has a team-high 5 assists this season. Oliver Baumann is the top goaltender for Hoffenheim this season, conceding an average of 1.68 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in 25 league appearances this season.
I considered taking Dusseldorf at home as they were on a solid run of form before being steamrolled by Bayern Munich, but who hasn’t Bayern flattened this season if we’re being honest. Hoffenheim’s in a dogfight for Europa League next season and while Fortuna needs points as well in the relegation battle, I just find Hoffenheim easier to trust so I’ll side with Hoffenheim to pick up the win on the road here.