Bayer Leverkusen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Match Info
Date: Sunday February 17 2019
Kick-off time: 5.00pm GMT
Bayer Leverkusen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
September 26 2018: Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen
March 30 2013: Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-4 Bayer Leverkusen
November 4 2012: Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1979-80: 29
Bayer Leverkusen wins: 10
Fortuna Dusseldorf wins: 7
Bayer Leverkusen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Stats
- Only one of the last 11 matches between these clubs has resulted in a home win
- Bayer Leverkusen have won just one of their latest six home games against Fortuna Dusseldorf
- Bayer have drawn only one of their last 13 Bundesliga home matches
Bayer Leverkusen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Match Preview
Fortuna Dusseldorf have improved considerably in the Bundesliga over the last couple of months and could be capable of making Bayer Leverkusen pull out all the stops.
Playing a top-flight season for only the second time since 1997, Fortuna struggled until they began a four-match winning run in mid-December and since then they have pulled well clear of the relegation zone.
Friedhelm Funkel’s side are no longer in any danger of going down and last weekend they added another victory to their tally, 3-0 at home to VfB Stuttgart.
Bayer Leverkusen, meanwhile, were in Europa League action on Thursday away to FK Krasnodar (result not known at the time of writing) and that looks the more likely continental competition they will contest again next season.
Die Werkself have made a good start under coach Peter Bosz, who replaced Heiko Herrlich in December, and the bookmakers certainly like their chances of making it four league wins out of five since the Dutchman took charge.
But this is unlikely to be an easy assignment for Bayer in view of the big step forward Fortuna have taken and the visitors are fancied to run Bosz’s side close at the very least.
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