Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Wolfsburg
(Germany – Bundesliga)
Start date: 13. Sep 2019, 23:30
Location: Dusseldorf Venue: Merkur Spielarena
Referee: Manuel Gräfe, Germany
Wolfsburg is in great shape in the new season and now they have two wins and one draw. Before the match, Wolfsburg was a clear favorite against Paderborn. After nine minutes of play, Wolfsburg made the first substitution. Three minutes later, Paderborn scored after a counter-attack. Wolfsburg increased pressure in the second part of the match and Josip Brekalo scored after Weghorst assisted him. Although Wolfsburg had more scoring chances, Paderborn managed to hold for a draw 1-1.
After a surprising victory over Werder Bremen in the first round of the new Bundesliga season, Fortuna recorded two defeats in a row and that is the more realistic outcome of their games. Their latest rival was Eintracht Frankfurt and although Fortuna had the lead after the first half of the match, the host managed to turn over the result until the end of the game 2-1. After that match, Fortuna used the pause for European qualifying matches to play a friendly match against lower-rated SW Dusseldorf. They won with ease 1-6 and that match is perfect morale booster ahead of the encounter with Wolfsburg.
Karaman Kenan played forty-five minutes for the Turkish national team and helped them to record minimal victory over Andorra as well as seventy minutes against Moldova. Polish striker, Kownacki Dawid could not change the fate of his team in the last fifteen minutes of the game against Slovenia so they lost 2-0. Against Austria, he was in starting eleven. Marcel Sobodka suffered injury in a match versus Eintracht Frankfurt and he may skip the next few encounters.
Xavier Schlager suffered a broken ankle in a match against Paderborn and he will be absent for quite some time. Josip Brekalo helped Croatia to defeat Slovakia 0-4 and against Azerbaijan, he played seventy-five minutes. Daniel Ginczek is still struggling with a back injury. Admir Mehmedi played for the Swiss Republic and he even scored against Gibraltar.
FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF VS WOLFSBURG HEAD-TO-HEAD (H2H)
16-03-2019 Wolfsburg – Fortuna Düsseldorf
5 – 2
27-10-2018 Fortuna Düsseldorf – Wolfsburg
0 – 3
15-03-2013 Wolfsburg – Fortuna Düsseldorf
1 – 1
27-10-2012 Fortuna Düsseldorf – Wolfsburg
1 – 4
Both Team Squad:
Steffen – Zimmermann, Adams, Ayhan, Gießelmann – Bodzek, Baker – Thommy, Karaman, Kownacki – Hennings (c)
Out: Ampomah (flu), Barkok (shoulder), Morales (groin), Rensing (shoulder)
Doubtful: Hoffmann (flu), Sobottka (groin), Stöger (cruciate ligament), Wolf (inner ear)
Coach: Friedhelm Funkel
Pervan – Knoche, Guilavogui (c), Tisserand – William, Gerhardt, Arnold, Roussillon – Victor, Weghorst, Brekalo
Out: Brooks (hamstring), Camacho (ankle), Casteels (shin), Ginczek (back), Schlager (broken ankle)
Doubtful: Otavio (match fitness)
Coach: Oliver Glasner