Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Düsseldorf: Predictions, Odds & Live Stream
Our pick: Take the Bayern win option on the 0-2 spread
- Bayern’s midweek victory over Borussia Dortmund means the title race is all but over
- Dusseldorf is battling against relegation and will not expect to get much from this encounter
- Back Bayern to win comfortably as it edges ever closer to another championship crown
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|What||Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf|
|Where||Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany|
|When||Saturday, 30 May 2020, 12:30 PM EST|
|How to watch||Stream Live on Draftkings!|
It was an even contest with little to choose between the two teams, but it was no surprise to anyone well versed in German soccer that Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in such an encounter on Tuesday night. Bayern is the king of the Bundesliga, and its ability to win matches by any means necessary was once again on display at Signal Iduna Park.
That 1-0 triumph over its chief rival for the title leaves Hansi Flick’s side in a fantastic position as the finish line comes into view. Its lead at the summit of the standings now stands at seven points, which means Dortmund and RB Leipzig could feasibly win all of their remaining matches yet still come up short.
Bayern has been pushed hard this term, particularly before Christmas. Its struggles under Niko Kovac opened the door to Dortmund and Leipzig, but Bayern has ruthlessly seized the initiative since the winter break. The Bavarian outfit has now won 13 of its last 14 Bundesliga outings, kept four clean sheets in its last five, and scored two or more goals in six of its last seven games at home.
Such statistics lay bare the scale of the task facing Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday. Die Flingeraner lost 4-0 to Bayern in the reverse fixture and a repeat of that scoreline is more likely than an away win at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Odds
Odds taken from BetMGM.
Bayern will be on a high after its defeat of Dortmund, which does not bode well for Dusseldorf. He might not admit it publicly, but Uwe Rosler is probably already looking beyond this game and towards his team’s upcoming meeting with Hoffenheim – a much greater opportunity for Fortuna to pick up points in their fight against the drop.
Bayern had to spend much of Tuesday’s match defending Dortmund’s forward charges, but that will not be the case this weekend. Flick’s men will dominate proceedings and will back themselves to score several goals against their relegation-threatened opponent.
With that in mind, back Bayern in the 0-2 spread market. A three-goal winning margin is the least we can expect from a quality team that now has confidence in abundance.
Bayern’s Attacking Options Are the Envy of the Bundesliga
There is an argument that Bayern possesses the strongest squad in world soccer. The temporary rule change to allow clubs to make five rather than three substitutions per game has further demonstrated the extraordinary array of options at Flick’s disposal.
In the 1-0 victory over Dortmund, Bayern lined up with Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry in support of Robert Lewandowski, the best center-forward on the planet.
Ivan Perisic was handed a cameo role from the bench, Leon Goretzka fulfilled his customary box-to-box duties from midfield, and full-backs Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard pushed forward whenever the opportunity presented itself.
It is hard to see Fortuna being able to cope with such firepower, particularly as Bayern will be particularly determined to record a handsome win given that Dortmund and Leipzig both play after them this weekend.
Bayern Will Play on the Front Foot and Look to Rack Up the Goals
Indeed, Flick will emphasise the psychological advantage that victory here would bring his team, which would move 10 points clear at the top of the table as a result. There will also be a desire among each member of the front four to get on the scoresheet, with Tuesday’s only goal coming from the brilliant Joshua Kimmich.
A clean sheet was probably Flick’s priority against Dortmund, but it is Bayern’s attack that sets the league leader apart.
In 28 games this season Bayern has scored 81 goals, an average of 2.89 per match. By way of comparison, Liverpool’s 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League standings has been established with an average of 2.28 goals per game.
Dusseldorf’s Away Record Offers Little Hope Ahead of Munich Trip
Dusseldorf exceeded expectations in recording a 10th-place finish last term. That was the club’s first campaign back in the Bundesliga following promotion in 2017/18, and it did a brilliant job of sterling clear of relegation trouble from the midway point onwards.
Second-season syndrome has struck this time around, however, and Dusseldorf heads to the Allianz Arena in relegation trouble despite a 2-1 win against Schalke on Wednesday. Rosler’s side – the former Wigan Athletic and Leeds United manager replaced Friedhelm Funkel in the dugout at the end of January – has become a little harder to beat in recent months, but that is unlikely to be sufficient against the rampaging force that is Bayern.
Since winning at Werder Bremen on the opening weekend, Dusseldorf has emerged victorious from just one of its 13 away games. Even the most optimistic of the club’s supporters will not expect that record to improve on Saturday.
Take the Bayern win option on the 0-2 spread – the champion will put on an attacking spectacle and extend its winning run.