Match day 29 in the restarted German Bundesliga brings us a clash from the opposite ends of the table as swaggering league leaders Bayern Munich host relegation battling Fortuna Düsseldorf. Both sides had joy in their midweek encounters, as Bayern saw off title rivals Dortmund and Düsseldorf scraped past an out of form Schalke side.
The midweek win saw Bayern take a huge step toward their 8th consecutive Bundesliga title while Fortuna’s win helped them climb to within a point of safety. We’ve taken a look at past meetings between these two sides and their performances since the restart to come up with our betting tips for this one.
Bayern’s 1-0 away win against Dortmund has put one Bavarian hand firmly on The Meisterschale. Bayern kicked off the restart a little slowly by their standards, “only” putting 2 past Bundesliga new boys Union Berlin. They followed this up with a 5-2 home win over Frankfurt, a goal tally they’ve been more accustomed to, however Hans-Dieter Flick would’ve been disappointed to see his side concede twice at home. With Alphonso Davies at the back and the league’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski up top, Bayern now look set to stride towards their 8th title in a row
Fortuna boosted their chances of survival midweek, coming from behind to beat an out of form Schalke side, bringing them within a point of safety thanks to all 8 teams above them dropping points. Die Flingeraner are now undefeated in their last 6, having drawn 4 and won 2, meaning they have the best form of the bottom 8 teams in the table. They’ve scored 4 goals in 3 games and kept one clean sheet since the restart so have shown enough ability at both ends of the park to retain their place in Germany’s top flight next season.
Bayern won the reverse fixture 4-0 back in November and will be fairly confident of inflicting similar damage this weekend, despite coming up against an improved Fortuna Düsseldorf side. Bayern also put 4 past their visitors last Spring, however the then newly promoted Fortuna managed to get a point at the Allianz in November 2018 in a thrilling 3-3 draw. This draw is all that Fortuna have to inspire hope however, as they haven’t recorded a single win against Bayern in recent times and that looks unlikely to change in the Allianz this weekend against a Bayern side in title winning form.
We’ve created our betting tip for this one based on past meetings, recent form and the two sides’ positions at opposite ends of the table. Fortuna have recently shown that they’re not shy in front of goal however putting one past Bayern this weekend is a big ask.
Having analysed all of the stats and information above, we’re banking on a very comfortable home win for Bayern Munich in the Allianz this weekend.
While Fortuna have no doubt shown definite improvement either side of the enforced break, an away clash against title bound Bayern couldn’t have come at a worse time. This tie looks almost certain to dent their hopes of avoiding relegation just as they’d managed to put safety within reach.
With veteran duo Lewandowski and Müller having the league’s top goal and assist tallies respectively, Bayern will be confident of replicating the 4-0 scoreline from the first half of the season. It’s not out of the question that Fortuna might find the net on Saturday, especially given that their center forward Rouwen Hennings is the league’s joint 4th top goal scorer with 12 for the season. That being said, if Fortunta do score, it looks unlikely it’ll be anything more than a consolation. That’s why our betting tip for this weekend is a Bayern win with a -3 handicap at odds of 2.5 with SkyBet.