It feels as though the Bundesliga has only just returned, but we are already heading into the final 3 rounds of the season. The league has done a fantastic job of scheduling games and getting them played so that player will be done and have time to prepare for next season which really isn’t too far in the future. With 3 of the other major European domestic leagues, as well as the MLS, all getting back to business, there is still a lot of football to look forward to. For now, though, we are going to focus on the midweek action in the Bundesliga, with a full slate of games scheduled over the next couple of days so you can plan ahead your bets against their Bundesliga odds.
Bundesliga Dusseldorf Vs Leipzig Game Preview
Wednesday will see RB Leipzig try to cement their Champions League status for next season, although they do already look to be safe in that regard. A win for Leipzig could potentially mean the end of the road for Dusseldorf, as they would almost certainly be doomed to relegation with a loss. Given the gap between these two in the league, it is no surprise that Leipzig are in as a 2-goal favorite. The goal total for this one has been set at 3 ½.
Why bet on RB Leipzig
It has been another solid season in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig, as a win here would ensure that they are playing Champions League football next season. With 3 games to go on the season, it really is only a matter of time before they lock in one of those 4 spots. Leipzig would like to get the job done sooner rather than later, though, and this looks like the perfect opportunity. In their last 2 meetings with Dusseldorf, RB has outscored them 7-0, which includes a 3-0 road win against them earlier this season. Overall, Leipzig are sitting in 3rd with 62 points from a 17-11-3 record. They only have a single loss at home, going 7-7-1 and scoring 36 goals versus just 17 against. They look like a sure bet here.
Most Likely line-up
- Leipzig: Gulacsi – Mukiele, Klostermann, Upamecano, Angelino – Sabitzer (c), Laimer, Kampl – Olmo – Schick, Werner
- Out: Poulsen (ankle)
- Doubtful: Ampadu (back)
- Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Why bet on Fortuna Dusseldorf
Fortuna Dusseldorf still has 3 games left to save their skin, but given how things have gone in recent meetings, you would have to assume that they are getting nothing out of this one. As it stands at the moment, Dusseldorf are in one of the 3 relegations spots and are 3 points away from safety. Making matters worse is the fact that their -28 goal difference is 4 goals worse of than the team that they are trying to catch. It does not look good for this team, who are 6-10-15 on the season. It certainly does not help that they have the worst road record in the league, going 2-5-8 away from home and scoring just 16 versus 34 allowed in those road trips.
Most Likely line-up
- Fortuna: Kastenmeier – Ayhan, Hoffmann, Suttner – Zimmermann, Stöger, Bodzek, Morales, Thommy – Karaman, Hennings (c)
- Out: Barkok (knock), Fink (calf), Gießelmann (suspended), Steffen (knee), Wiesner (ankle)
- Doubtful: –
- Coach: Uwe Rösler
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Do not expect Leipzig to show any pity on Wednesday afternoon as they try to lock up their Champions League spot. One of the top scoring teams against one of the leakiest defenses should lead to a rather lopsided affair.
Pick: RB Leipzig 5 Fortuna Dusseldorf 0