Uwe Rösler is now less than a week in the coaching position of the Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf. The influence of the Sparkle successor on the team can hardly be measured purely in terms of football, but at least in terms of result, an improvement was immediately apparent when the ex-professional debuted.
Kaiserslautern vs Dusseldorf Free Betting Tips
After two defeats at the start of the second half of the season, the Rhinelanders fought for a point in their home game against Eintracht Frankfurt. Because the goal for the 1-1 equalizer only fell in added time, the Fortuna left the pitch with hanging heads. Nevertheless, the improved appearance should give hope that on Tuesday evening in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup between Kaiserslautern and Düsseldorf the lower odds for the guests will pay off.
The Red Devils did not get off the winter break very well either. A disappointing 0: 0 at home against relegation candidate Großaspach was followed by a 1: 2 defeat at the weekend at FC Ingolstadt, through which the topic of promotion can now be put third place, nine points behind.
The desire for the national cup competition is even greater, in which the Palatinate also want to win the third home game in succession. So far, Mainz and Nuremberg have failed on Betzenberg. Does it also hit the cringing Flingeraner? We trust in the existing qualitative advantage of the Rösler team and dare to predict that the Fortuna will prevail after the regular season and move into the quarter-finals before the game Kaiserslautern against Düsseldorf.
Kaiserslautern – Statistics & current form
1. FC Kaiserslautern had certainly imagined the start after the winter break differently. After an impressive series immediately before Christmas, during which the Schommers team scored 16 points from six third division games, this successful run should continue seamlessly in the new year.
However, this has not been successful. Despite a relatively clear increase in chances ’in the home game against Großaspach, it was enough just a goalless draw a week ago. The Palatinate even returned from Ingolstadt without any points (1: 2). The gap to the promotion places has grown to nine points, which is why even the boldest optimists now doubt that the former German champions will return to the second division this year.
It will be interesting to see on Tuesday evening whether the Red Devils are converting the disappointment of the first two competitive games in calendar year 2020 into positive energy and developing a “now more than ever” mentality or whether the appearances, which are too harmless, are negative self-confidence or belief in one’s own strength
We would not rule out the latter scenario, especially since the ambitious 1. FCK had problems in the current season of getting their own maximum performance in front of their home crowd. Only three out of ten matches in the Fritz Walter Stadium were victorious in everyday life in the league. In addition, there are the two mentioned successes in the DFB Cup against FSV Mainz 05 (2: 0) and in round two against 1. FC Nürnberg (6: 5 n.E.).
These two results against higher-class opponents are likely to be responsible for the fact that on Tuesday before the round of 16 between Kaiserslautern and Düsseldorf, relatively high odds are offered for a bet on the Bundesliga team. Despite all the surprise potential that a cup game between David and Goliath provides, we think it is rather unlikely that the Palatinate will beat the bookmakers’ estimates for the third time in a row.
The brave playing style of Boris Schommers as well as the general offensive and possession-based alignment of the home side in connection with the expected cauldron on Betzenberg is another argument that tends to speak for the Rhinelander. The danger of “over-spinning”, which could lead to simple ball losses in the first step and subsequently to counter situations for the first division club, should not be underestimated.
With the exception of the three injured players Otto, Spalvis and Esmel, all players are available. We do not believe that the former Nuremberg coach, who claims to impose his own style on the opponent, will change something in his basic formation. The 4-1-2-3 system will provide space for the Fortuna, particularly in the center and in the switching game.
Probable lineup of Kaiserslautern:
↪ Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Grill; Schad, Kraus, Hainault, Hercher; Bachmann, Sickinger, Zuck; Thiele, Pick, Kuhlwetter
↪ Unavailable: Spalvis (Injured), Esmel (Injured)
↪ Doubtful: –
Last games from Kaiserslautern:
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – FC Ingolstadt vs. Kaiserslautern 2-1 (3rd league)
⚽️ 01/27/2020 – Kaiserslautern vs. Sonnenhof Großaspach 0: 0 (3rd league)
⚽️ 01/21/2020 – Kaiserslautern vs. FK Pirmasens 3: 0 (friendly match)
⚽️ Jan 17, 2020 – Kaiserslautern vs. MTK Budapest 5-0 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – Kaiserslautern vs. Aarau 4: 1 (friendly match)
Düsseldorf – Statistics & current form
Especially for teams that play for relegation in league operations, there is always the question of how seriously the cup competition is taken. If we had predicted two weeks ago that the round of 16 in the DFB Cup had only a minor value for Fortuna, the starting position is now different.
The reason for this is obvious: Uwe Rösler, a new trainer in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, has been in charge for a week. Of course, staying up in the German upper house still has top priority, but the Dusseldorfers want to use the cup game to regain confidence. The professionals also want to recommend themselves to their new trainer for other tasks. It will not fail because of the motivation.
Already on Saturday afternoon there was a certain sense of optimism in the Merkur game arena. Especially in the early stages, the Flingerers were unusually strong and should have taken the lead in the home game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Finally, however, it was not until the second half that Kaan Ayhan made Rösler cheer for the first time in the Bundesliga after a deflected free kick. However, the joy only lasted into added time, when Timothy Chandler pushed a cross pass from Andre Silva over the line after a free kick and thus prevented the perfect debut of the former coach of Malmö FF.
The situation in the table is still dangerous. The red-whites rank second to last and are currently two points behind the saving bank. Away from home, the Rhinelander celebrated only one win in ten attempts (two draws, seven bankruptcies), so that the statistics before the cup game Kaiserslautern vs Düsseldorf does not necessarily favor a prediction on the guest.
In view of the existing quality, the good performance from the weekend and the change of coach or the associated impulse, we think the first quarter-final entry of the two-time cup winner (1979, 1980) since season 95/96 is obvious. Bodzek, Karaman and keeper Steffen are still out. New signing Berisha is questionable.
Probable lineup of Düsseldorf:
↪ Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Kastenmeier; Hoffmann, Adams, Suttner; Zimmermann, Fink, Stoger, Morales, Thommy; Kownacki, Hennings
↪ Unavailable: Bodzek (Injured), Karaman (Injured)
↪ Doubtful: Steffen (Injured), Berisha (Injured), Skrzybski (Injured)
Last games from Düsseldorf:
⚽️ 01.02.2020 – Düsseldorf vs. Frankfurt 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ Jan 26, 2020 – Leverkusen vs. Dusseldorf 3: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ January 18, 2020 – Düsseldorf vs. Werder Bremen 0-1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ Jan 10, 2020 – FC Basel vs. Düsseldorf 3: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ 07.01.2020 – Twente Enschede vs. Düsseldorf 1: 1 (friendly match)
Kaiserslautern vs Dusseldorf Direct comparison & statistics highlights
It was almost 25 years ago when the two teams last met in the Bundesliga. There were a total of 42 meetings in the upper house, significantly more than in the second division (twelve). The Red Devils narrowly top the record with 26 wins over twelve draws and 20 bankruptcies, although the majority of the results are of course of no relevance for the upcoming game.
It is more interesting to take a look at the latest direct duels that took place in the lower house between 2014 and 2018. Here, the 1st FCK won only one out of ten matches (four draws, five defeats). The teams also met four times in the DFB Cup. Both teams were able to assert themselves twice and qualify for the next round.
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For the first time this season, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup. In Kaiserslautern, among others, the video referee will not sit in the Cologne basement for technical reasons, but in a van on site.
The fact that the third division from the Palatinate made it into the round of 16 is thanks to two surprising home wins against Mainz 05 (2: 0) and 1. FC Nürnberg (6: 5 n.E.). With the Fortuna, the third higher-class opponent now comes to the Fritz Walter Stadium. Basically, a surprise cannot be ruled out, but in our eyes there are more factors in favor of a favorites win.
Key facts – Kaiserslautern vs Düsseldorf tips
⭐️ Lautern only won three out of ten home games in the league and is still without a win in 2020
⭐️ Fortuna is playing the second game under the new coach Uwe Rösler
⭐️ The 1st FCK eliminated Mainz and Nuremberg in the first two rounds
The Rheinländer presented themselves significantly improved at the debut of the new coach Uwe Rösler at the weekend and would have deserved a threesome against Frankfurt at home. The Red Devils started the new year weakly with only one point from two games. Especially at home, the former German champion is far from being as strong as expected. Three wins in ten attempts at the “Betze” are not enough for the ambitions of the traditional club.
We trust the quality of the Bundesliga team on Tuesday evening, which could also benefit from the fact that Boris Schommers wants to appear very dominant at 1.FCK. We see the most attractive value in the betting odds between Kaiserslautern and Düsseldorf in favor of a success for the Rösler-Elf.
Competition: DFB Cup
Insider Tips: 2
Stake: 7/10 units