Fortuna Dusseldorf to Continue Fine Start

With the international matches fast approaching, there are not many club games to look forward after the weekend but there is one on Monday night in Germany as Fortuna Dusseldorf host Duisburg at the ESPRIT Arena.

Fortuna Dusseldorf will be hoping to push for promotion to the Bundesliga this season, having last played in the German top-flight back in 2012/13. The past three seasons has seen them finish 10th, 11th and 14th in Bundesliga II and they will be hoping for a much better end to this season. Duisburg won promotion from Liga 3 last season and are looking to establish themselves back in the second tier of German football.

Fortuna Dusseldorf Form

Fortuna Dusseldorf start the weekend top of the Bundesliga II table having won 6, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their 8 games.

Their only defeat came at Greuther Furth, which was their 6th match of the season and following that loss Fortuna Dusseldorf have won 2 games.  They defeated Jahn Regensburg at home and enjoyed an away victory last weekend at St. Pauli.

Having endured a tough time of it at home last season, Fortuna Dusseldorf have turned things around and are unbeaten in their last 6 home league games.  They have won 4 of those 6 games and are scoring an average of 2 goals per home game this season.

Duisburg Form

Duisburg come into this round of fixtures hovering dangerously above the relegation zone and have won only 2 of their 8 Bundesliga II games this season. They have won just 1 of their last 5 matches and have recently suffered a dreadful 6-1 home defeat at the hands of Nurnberg.  In fact, their home form has been poor and they will be happy this match is away.

Away from home in Bundesliga II Duisburg have remained undefeated in their last 3 games, picking up wins at Heidenheim and Arminia Bielefeld and a draw at Ingolstadt.  While they have been struggling defensively, Duisburg have been scoring goals and away from home in their last 3 league games they have scored an average of 2.66 goals per game.

Team News

Fortuna Dusseldorf should have a clean bill of health for this game unless anything happens in training over the weekend.  They also have no suspension concerns so should be at full strength. The same cannot be said for Duisburg who will be missing their top goal scorer this season, Boris Tashchi.  They also have doubts over the fitness of Zlatko Janjic and Tim Albutat.

Top Betting Tips

Fortuna Dusseldorf come into this match as the team in form and should take maximum points.  The hosts are available at 4/5 with Ladbrokes to win the game. Despite missing their top goal scorer for this match, Duisburg will be confident of continuing their goal scoring record in this game.  Fortuna Dusseldorf to win and both teams to score is 13/5 at Bet365.

Rouwen Hennings will continue to lead the line for Fortuna Dusseldorf in this match and will be looking to add to the 5 goals he has scored in all competitions this season.  Hennings is 13/8 with Bet365 to score at any time.

Football Betting Tips: Manchester United vs Everton

Following a set back at Stoke last week, Manchester United will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League. Mourinho’s men bounced back in midweek with a comprehensive Champions League win over Basel at Old Trafford and will be eager to show that the Stoke draw was just a blip. Everton in contrast have had a disastrous week, conceding 6 goals in 2 games to Tottenham and Atalanta and Ronald Koeman has spoken of his frustration at his team’s inconsistencies.

English Premier League – Manchester United vs Everton – Old Trafford, Sunday 17th September 2017, Kick-off: 16.00 GMT

  • Manchester United – Best Odds – 4/11 (Bet 365)
  • Everton – Best Odds – 11/1 (Bet Victor)
  • Draw – Best Odds  9/2 (Marathon Bet)

Manchester United

United conceded their first 2 goals of the season last week at the Bet 365 but showed great resilience to pick up a point against the Potters. Romelu Lukaku’s form for United this season has been remarkable – scoring 5 goals in all competitions and he would love to keep this run going against his former employers.

Phil Jones’s performance at Stoke came under fire and it will be interesting to see if the notoriously cut-throat Mourinho sticks with the England international at centre half.


The predominance of the intrigue around the game will be centred on Wayne Rooney and his return to Old Trafford. Rooney spent 13 fruitful seasons with the Red Devils and is sure to get a fantastic reception on his return.

Having conceded 8 goals in their last 3 matches, big questions are being levelled at the likes of Michael Keane in the Everton back line and they will need a big performance to keep the Red Devils at bay.

Head to Head

Manchester United  unsurprisingly lead the historical head to head with a 85:69 lead with 43 competitive draws also taking place between the two English giants.

Last season the teams met twice with 1-1 draws taking place at Goodison Park – with a late Leighton Baines penalty evening things up and at Old Trafford an injury time penalty from Zlatan Ibrahimovic salvaging a point for United.

Odds and Predictions

Manchester United are unbeaten this season and are in imperious form.

United to score first looks a banker bet at 1/3 with Betway.

Everton have failed to score in their last 3 games in all competitons.

Under 2.5 goals in the game looks overpriced at 43/40 with Bet 365. 

Romelu Lukaku has been in superb form since his switch from Merseyside to Manchester.

Lukaku looks good value at 4/5 with Bet 365 to score anytime here. 

With so many players returning to former clubs – it could be a spicy one.

A sending off in the match could well happen at 4/1 with Sky Bet. 

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Score Prediction

Manchester United 2-0 Everton – 11/2 – Bet Victor 

Top Betting Tip

Despite their knock back last week United look very strong this season.

Manchester United to win keep a clean sheet looks a good bet at 2.49 with Paddy Power. More information here.