The match between two outsiders of the Bundesliga awaits us in the 18th round. Fortuna Dusseldorf hosts Werder. Let’s try to figure out which of them is able to show better results in this match.
On the 10th of January Fortuna had a friendly game against the Swiss club Basel and won with the score 3:2. And on January 7, their game against Twente of the Netherlands ended in a draw. Fortuna’s last game in the Bundesliga took place on December 22. Then, on home field Dusseldorf managed to defeat Union Berlin (2:1). However, the team also had 3 big losses. On December 18, they lost to Augsburg on a visit (3:0). On December 15, that time at home, Dusseldorf couldn’t do anything against the leader of the standings RB Leipzig and lost with the score 0:3. And on the 7th of December Fortuna was beaten by Borussia Dortmund (5:0). Now the team is in the 16th place with 15 points. They are only one point away from the relegation to the German second tier.
Werder is also at the bottom of the standings with 14 points, occupying the 17th position, which is next to the last one. In January Werder managed to beat Hannover (3:1) and played a draw game against Monza, Italy (2:2). Last December was awful for Werder. Although they had a great start, when on the 2nd of December they defeated Wolfsburg (2:3), which is in the 9th place in the standings. After that, however, the results started to decline rapidly. On December 9, at home the team lost to Paderborn, which is in the last place in the league table (0:1). On the 14th of December, Werder was destroyed by Bayern (6:1) and four days later, again at home, lost to Mainz (0:5). The cherry on top was at the end of the year, when Werder was defeated by Koln (1:0).
In our opinion, Fortuna Dusseldorf seem more motivated to climb out of the relegation zone. So, this match is a chance for them to get some points. The victory of Fortuna Dusseldorf will get you a win with a coefficient 2.65.