Soccer News – Bayer Leverkusen-Fortuna Dusseldorf
Bayer Leverkusen welcomes Fortuna Dusseldorf at the BayArena in a fixture from the 19th round of the Bundesliga. Leverkusen will chase a third consecutive win in the league, while for Fortuna every point would be crucial in the race for survival.
Bayer Leverkusen are in a good mood now after winning two consecutive times against Mainz 05 and Paderborn. These two teams allowed Leverkusen to climb up to 6th place in the standings, but they are still two points behind the 4th Borussia Dortmund and the Champions League zone. That’s why for them is important to win this home game, too.
Last week Peter Bosz’ team travelled to face Paderborn at the Benteler-Arena, showing some masterclass. Kevin Volland scored two goals for the visitors, while Julian Baumgartlinger and Kai Havertz also put the ball behind Leopold Zingerle’s back. It was a really good performance by Leverkusen.
Fortuna Dusseldorf are in the relegation zone of the Bundesliga, being 17th in the league with 15 points. In their last five games they lost four times and only managed to win against Union Berlin. Of course, if they want to survive, they must be far more profilic than that.
Last week Fortuna Dusseldorf hosted Werder Bremen at home, but the visitors won the game with just one goal scored in the middle of the second half. It was actually an own goal, because Fortuna’s goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier put the ball in his own net. It was a bad luck for the hosts.
For the trip to Leverkusen Fortuna Dusseldorf’s manager Friedhelm Funkel will be without the services of Zack Steffen, Tim Wiesner and Kenan Karaman, who are all injured at the moment.
It’d be really surprising if Bayer Leverkusen don’t get the three points against Fortuna Dusseldorf in this fixture from the Bundesliga. Right now Leverkusen are a much better team and they have the advantage to play at home.