RB Leipzig vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf 6/17/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Fortuna Dusseldorf (6-10-15) at RB Leipzig (17-11-3)
Bundesliga Soccer: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:30 PM (Red Bull Arena)
The Line: RB Leipzig -500 / Draw +525 / Fortuna Dusseldorf +1200 -- O/U: 3.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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RB Leipzig and Fortuna Dusseldorf square off in Bundesliga soccer action from the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday afternoon.
RB Leipzig come into this match in 3rd place, sitting on 62 points with a record of 17 wins, 11 draws and a league-low 3 losses after a 2-0 win over Hoffenheim extended their unbeaten run to 12 games within the league. In the victory over Hoffenheim, Dani Olmo scored a brace within the first 11 minutes with a pair of goals two minutes apart, and surprisigngly, that was all that RB Leipzig would need to pick up the result as Hoffenheim wouldn’t have an answer at all the rest of the way. Timo Werner leads RB Leipzig with 25 goals as well as 8 assists this year while Patrik Schick has 10 goals and Marcel Sabitzer has 9 goals with 7 assists. Christopher Nkunku has 5 goals and a team-high 13 assists for Leipzig this season. Peter Gulacsi is Leipzig’s #1 goalkeeper, conceding 0.83 goals per 90 minutes with 10 clean sheets in 30 league appearances this season.
Fortuna Dusseldorf come into this one sitting in one of the relegation spots, parked in 16th tied with Werder Bremen on 28 points and a record of 6 wins, 10 draws and 15 losses after a narrow 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in their last match. In the defeat against Dortmund, the first half was uneventful with no scoring and not even a single booking, but Dusseldorf received a gift in the 65th minute with Dortmund had a goal waved off after a questionable VAR decision ruled handball in the buildup to Dortmund’s goal at the time. Dusseldorf had a chance late, hitting the post in the last minute of regular time, but in the end, Dortmund would snatch the win and the points in the fifth minute of second half stoppage time, leaving Dusseldorf empty-handed in a crucial match in their fight for survival. Rouwen Hennings leads Fortuna Dusseldorf in scoring with 14 goals on the year while Erik Thommy and Kenan Karaman each have 6 goals, with Thommy leading Dusseldorf with 4 assists this year.
The heavy plus money with Dusseldorf would be worth a look against most other teams with their need for points to try to get out of the relegation battle. However, Leipzig’s simply the better team here and a win would go a long way towards ensuring Champions League for Leipzig next season. Leipzig’s also won the last two meetings by a combined score of 7-0, including 3-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this year, so I’ll side with Leipzig to win and BTTS-No to get the wager into plus money as I envision another shutout win for Leipzig here.