Bundesliga – Fortuna Dusseldorf welcomes Schalke 04
Fortuna Dusseldorf continue their fight for survival in Germany’s elite division. Right now the club is 16th in the standings with 24 points. This place guarantees playing in the relegation playoff. The 15th Mainz 05 are just three points ahead, so this is Fortuna Dusseldorf’s goal right now – to catch up with the teams ahead.
At this moment Fortuna Dusseldorf are in a run of four consecutive draws in the Bundesliga. Since the league got restarted after the COVID-19 qurantine, Fortuna made two draws against Paderborn and Koln.
Fortuna Dusseldorf can be really unhappy with what happened against Koln on Sunday. Uwe Rosler’s team had two goals lead until the 88th minute, but they conceded twice and allowed the Billy Goats to win a point. Before this Kenan Karaman and Erik Thommy scored for Fortuna.
On the same day Schalke 04 brought another big dissapointment to their fans. The Royal Blues hosted Augsburg at the Veltins Arena, but suffered a humilating 0-3 loss in Gelsenkirchen. Surely the empty stands could not be an excuse for the manager David Wagner and his players. For Schalke this was a second loss in two games after the break and a fourth defeat in the last five games in the Bundesliga.
Because of Schalke 04’s poor form, maybe we should expect to see some changes in their line-up for the visit to Dusseldorf. Players like Ahmed Kutucu, Munir Mercan and Benito Raman entered the pitch as subs against Augsburg, so maybe David Wagner could use their services from the start on Wednesday. Surely he must change something, because Schalke are not playing well.
That’s the preview for the Bundesliga fixture between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Schalke 04 on Wednesday. Can Schalke finally get on the right way? It must happen soon or later.