The Bundesliga action continues on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund look to keep the title race going for one final weekend as they travel to Fortuna Dusseldorf. There will be extra pressure on the home side, as they will be looking for the vital points to improve their chances of survival. But, will they be able to pick up a shock three points on Saturday?
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund Odds
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund Recent Form
Fortuna Dusseldorf remain in with a chance of survival this season, but the games are slowly running out for them. They have done excellently to remain in with a chance, as the sides around them have all been picking up points frequently. They are currently in the relegation playoff spot, and ar three points behind Mainz in 15th.
There is also a three-point difference between Fortuna and the side directly below them, Werder Bremen. Since the Bundesliga restarted, Fortuna have lost just once in their five games in the league. However, during this run they have only once, with the majority of their games ending in draws. Their only win since the restart came against Schalke. Most recently, they showed their spirit by bouncing back from a 5-0 defeat against Bayern Munich by fighting for a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim. However, this will be a much sterner test than their last outing in the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund’s chances of winning the league title are effectively over, but they will still be looking to end the season in good form. They could yet face a challenge from RB Leipzig for second spot if they slip-up again. Since the restart, Dortmund have only dropped three points, with those coming in the 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich.
That defeat effectively ended their chances of winning the league title, with Bayern now holding a seven-point advantage. Since that defeat, Dortmund have won their last two, and scored seven goals in the process. Their last game in the Bundesliga came against Hertha Berlin, where they managed to scrape a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Emre Can. This should be a pretty straightforward afternoon for them if they play anywhere near their best.
Recent Head To Head Meetings
This will be the tenth fixture between Dortmund and Fortuna, with the visitors this weekend having won one six previous occasions. There have been two drawn matches between the two teams, while Fortuna have picked up one win. Dortmund have won the last three meetings between the sides, which includes their 5-0 win from earlier in the season. Fortuna’s last win against Dortmund came two years ago.
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund Picks
Dortmund may have nothing more to play for this season, but they will still be hopeful of ending the season in a run of good form. Fortuna will see this fixture as a free swing, and will be hoping to get the important points that they need over the final three weeks of the season. Dortmund will win this game.
Pick: Dortmund (-1.5) at -101 with BetOnline.ag.