On Friday, March 8, 2024, two contenders for promotion will face off at the Merkur Spiel-Arena.

Fortuna is only in seventh place, but Daniel Thioune’s men are only four points shy of the playoffs, so the match between Fortuna Düsseldorf and Hamburger SV will be very important for the hosts.

The importance of this match is also underscored by the fact that Hamburger is in third place, which will allow them to compete for promotion.

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hamburger: What to Expect

Fortuna Düsseldorf

Flingeraner has a four-match unbeaten streak, though it would be hard to call it a great success, as the team managed to win only one of these matches.

Fortuna played matches against Elversberg (1:1), Karlsruhe (2:2), Hansa Rostock (2:0), and Hannover (2:2). The opponents were not the easiest for Daniel Thioune’s team, but the draws lowered the team slightly in the standings.

Fortuna Düsseldorf was particularly unlucky in their previous game against a direct competitor in Hannover. The Rheinländer won by two goals after the first half but completely failed in the second half, which is why they could not overtake their opponent in the table.

Now the home team is facing another difficult opponent in Hamburger, especially since there is not much time left in the championship, so the team needs to score maximum points.

Hamburger SV

HSV has also fallen off a bit, and lately, the team hasn’t been showing the confident play that fans expected from them.

The loss of points against Hansa Rostock (2:2) and the failed game against Osnabrück (1:2) hit Hamburger especially hard, which is already in 3rd position, with only three points over its closest rivals.

The game with Osnabrück was particularly unfortunate, as Hamburger SV conceded at the end of the match while playing on the power play.

Perhaps the absence of László Bénes affected the team’s performance because the midfielder had not played since the beginning of February and perhaps it was him that the team lacked for success. In the match Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hamburger, the player must be on the field.

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hamburger: Head-to-Head

Many matches between these teams have recently ended in draws, but if we avoid peaceful settlements, the advantage in the Fortuna – HSV match remains with the latter.

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hamburger SV H2H
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Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hamburger: Possible Lineups

The hosts have many injured players, but some may recover for the Fortuna Düsseldorf – Hamburger game, such as Jamil Siebert or Shinta Appelkamp, who was sorely missed in recent matches. Marcel Sobottka, Sima Suso, Daniel Bunk, Emmanuel Iyoha, Andre Hoffmann, and Jordy de Wijs also remain in the infirmary.

HSV’s injury situation is much simpler. The most recent loss was Stephan Ambrosius, who was injured at the end of February.

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hamburger SV Lineups
GoalkeepersFlorian KastenmeierDaniel Heuer Fernandes
DefendersNicolas Gavory, Joshua Quarshie, Jamil Siebert, Matthias ZimmermannMiro Muheim, Guilherme Ramos, Sebastian Schonlau, Ignace Van der Brempt
MidfieldersChristos Tzolis, Ao Tanaka, Yannik Engelhardt, Felix KlausJean-Luc Dompé, Jonas Meffert, Ludovit Reis, Bakery Jatta
ForwardsVincent Vermeij, Christoph DafernerRobert Glatzel, Immanuel Pherai

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hamburger: Match Prediction

Both teams have lost a little momentum and now an exciting confrontation awaits them. It is worth noting the fact that neither team plays closed football and allows the opponent to play, so we can expect a productive match.

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Hamburger SV Prediction: Both Teams to Score or Total Goals Over 2.5.

The Match Predictions
Both Teams to Score (~ odds 1.45)orTotal Over 2.5 (~ odds 1.52)