STAR PREVIEW Sat: Bayern Munich v Fortuna Dusseldorf

A frustrating day yesterday as Bayer Leverkusen were winners, but by a single goal only. Still, another Kai Havertz goal means they remain in the thick of a fight for the top four and they could prove profitable to follow in the future.

Following their hard fought win in Der Klassiker over Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich now have a seven-point lead with six matchdays to go and they can take another big step towards the title with victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Their midweek victory was their 15th from 18 league games under Hansi Flick and showed steel as well as class, with Jerome Boateng, Alphonso Davies, Leon Goretzka and goalscorer Joshua Kimmich all having standout performances, and it’s difficult to imagine another Bundesliga side being able to match that level on paper.

Bayern Munich v Fortuna Dusseldorf
Bundesliga
17:30 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

HEAD TO HEAD
(Maximum 10 matches, since 2010)
NOV 2019 BUNDESLIGA Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-4 Bayern Munich
APR 2019 BUNDESLIGA Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-4 Bayern Munich
NOV 2018 BUNDESLIGA Bayern Munich 3-3 Fortuna Dusseldorf
MAR 2013 BUNDESLIGA Bayern Munich 3-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf
OCT 2012 BUNDESLIGA Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-5 Bayern Munich

Fortuna Dusseldorf are in a battle to stay up but they arrive after a comeback win at Schalke that means Uwe Rösler’s side are just a point from safety and they have been improving of late; Since the Bundesliga return they haven’t lost in three games and they were dreadfully unlucky not to take three points from FC Koln, who scored twice in the last two minutes to snatch a point.

Hthe now fit again Kenan Karaman and Florian Kastenmeier – and they deserve respect, but their results have come against Paderborn (18th), Cologne (11th) and Schalke (9th), and facing Bayern – even behind closed doors – ought to be a different matter.

Bayern have won both halves in two of their three games since returning back – the exception coming against Dortmund – and the 3/4 they can do so again makes more appeal than a multitude of other options.

Elsewhere in the league, one of the in-form sides since restarting has been Hertha Berlin, who have taken seven points from three games, scoring nine goals and conceding just two. As impressive as they were in wins over Hoffenheim and Union Berlin, they probably deserve just as much credit for their 2-2 draw at Leipzig, where they were terribly unlucky when Rune Jarstein somehow managed to throw Patrick Schick show into his net. They won the xG count (Infogol) by 1.74 to 0.58 – an impressive number to put up against such opposition – and they will present a stiff test for Augsburg today on that evidence.

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