Fortuna Dusseldorf hosts the champion Bayern Munich
Fortuna Dusseldorf hosts the champion Bayern Munich in a game from the 12th round of the Bundesliga. We will take a look at this fixture at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf.
At this moment the hosts are 13th in the Bundesliga standings with 11 points. In 11 games played so far, they have three wins, two draws and six losses. Two of these three wins they achieved in their last four games, which speaks of some kind of improvement.
Last week Fortuna Dusseldorf had a tough visit to Schalke 04 at the Veltins Arena, but Friedhelm Funkel’s boys still managed to win a point after an exciting 3-3 draw. The 32-years old striker Rouwen Hennings was the big hero for Fortuna, scoring a hattrick against the Royal Blues. He has 9 goals already in the league, being one of Bundesliga’s top strikers at the moment.
Bayern Munich are approaching this match from third place in the standings. At this moment the Bavarians have 21 points, being 4 points behind the leader Borussia M’gladbach.
During the week it was announced that Bayern’s caretaker Hans Dieter Flick will get the chance to lead the team at least until the winter break. This will give him some better comfort to work with the squad. Since the sacking of Niko Kovac, Flick led Bayern Munich in two games – against Olympiakos and Borussia Dortmund, winning both of them. The Bavarians did not concede a single goal in these two matches.
FC Hollywood showed their true strength against Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, winning the match with 4-0. Robert Lewandowski scored two goals, while Serge Gnabry added one more. Bayern’s former defender Mats Hummels scored himself an own goal.
Can Hans Dieter Flick record a third consecutive win as Bayern Munich manager? Against Fortuna Dusseldorf he will have a good chance to do it. Let’s see.