Dusseldorf vs Bielefeld by Gustav
Fortuna Dusseldorf comes from a very important victory last weekend, when the team visited Munich 1860 and completely outplayed the opponent celebrating 3:1 victory. It was good to see them getting back on the winning ways after two negative results, as the visitors entered the first halftime very determined to control the game which they did, also scoring all three goals insidel the first halftime.
Hennings brought them into the lead in sixth minute, while Bebou doubled up the lead in 25th from a penalty kick, with Sobottka increasing the lead to 3:0 in 36th minute. Hosts had much more of the ball possession from that moment on and made plenty of decent chances in the second half, however only being able to reduce the deficit in 81st minute from a penalty kick taken by Liendl. Guests were simply satisfied with their lead after the break and didn't need to do more expect to stand decently in the defense in order to obtain the victory.
After this victory taken, Dusseldorf is now at seventh position, just four points behind third placed Hannover and in case they improve their form, they could be able to fight for the upper positions. Home side will be missing defenders Madlung (7/0) and Akpoguma (9/0) who are suspended, plus midfielders Fink (6/1) and Gartner (2/0).
Arminia Bielefeld, on the other side, remains the only team in 2. Bundesliga that still has no victory. After nine rounds played, the team is havin five draws and four defeats, being currently second from the bottom, with only three points less than safely placed Karlsruher.
In the most recent game, the team suffered narrow 1:0 defeat at home against Wurzburger Kickers last weekend. Only goal was scored in 82nd minute via Daghfous, while the teams shared ball possession equally, but must be said that the players of Bielefeld looked much more active overall on the field. However, despite chances created they didn't manage to score the goal, while the visitors had somehow more of fighting spirit towards the end of the game. Visiting side won't be able to count at midfielder Ulm (4/1) and forward Nothe (5/1).
Dusseldorf is playing really well in front of own fans, are coming from a morale boosting victory against Munich 1860 and should be able to get the victory here. Arminia showed very little till now and in case the team doesn't improve by miracle, they shouldn't be able to avoid defeat here even though hosts are missing couple of important players.