FC Köln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction: Bundesliga Match on 24.05.2020
FC Köln may still have one eye on a potential Europa League place this season, but they will need to get three points from this fixture to keep those hopes alive. Meanwhile, Fortuna Dusselford will be looking for the win to narrow the gap between themselves and 15th placed Mainz.
FC Köln have been in fabulous form since the beginning of December. At that point of the season, they were locked in the relegation battle. However, a run of eight wins in 12 games has seen them rise to a season-high position of tenth in the Bundesliga. There is still a chance that they could find themselves in a Europa League position this season, but they will need to maintain their fine form.
They are unbeaten in their last four matches in the Bundesliga and resumed the season last weekend with a draw against Mainz. They would have been kicking themselves that they didn’t get all three points as they held a 2-0 lead after goals from Mark Uth and Florian Kainz. However, Mainz pulled the scoreline level with two goals of their own in the final half an hour.
Dusseldorf’s form has been the polar opposite to Köln’s as they have won just twice in their last 16 fixtures. That run of form has seen them occupy the relegation playoff spot for the last six rounds of fixtures. However, there is cause for optimism, as they are unbeaten in four in the Bundesliga and a win this weekend could seem them narrow the gap between themselves and Mainz to just a point.
They would have been disappointed with their 0-0 draw last time out against Paderborn, as they had 12 shots but only managed one on target. They also hit the crossbar and the post in that fixture. They will have to be more clinical in this fixture to take all three points.
FC Köln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Head To Head
The head to head would suggest that there is very little between the two sides, as FC Köln holds the narrow advantage having won seven times. The most popular result between the two sides has been a draw, with eight matches in the past ending like this. Dusseldorf have won on six occasions in the past. The meeting earlier in the season ended in a 2-1 win for Dusseldorf.
FC Köln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Prediction
It is hard to see past FC Köln winning this fixture as they have been in tremendous form since the turn of the year.
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