22 December 2019 live
Fortuna Düsseldorf are currently on their longest winless run of the season, having not claimed a victory in six games (D2, L4). On five of those occasions they have conceded over 2.5 goals, whilst they have only managed to score one goal in their previous five. In addition, each of their last five losses have come with a scoring blank.
Strong home form is always key for any team wishing to avoid relegation, and for Düsseldorf, that is where each of their last three wins in all competitions have come, including two with cleansheets. They have not scored in two at Merkur Spiel-Arena, but haven’t gone three without a home goal since 1999.
Union Berlin have just one win in four (D1, L2) overall, but the positive is just one away defeat in their last four in all competitions (W2, D1). They will be happy with their current mid-table position, considering their newly-promoted status, despite averaging only 1.1875 goals per-game.
Urs Fischer’s side may have improved recently on the road, but they have had to, as only five of their points have come away from home (20%). An ever-growing concern, however, is that they have the worst second-half record in the ‘away league’ table (W0, D4, L3).
Players to watch: Rouwen Hennings has scored each of Düsseldorf’s last four Bundesliga goals, all in the second half, while also accounting for 52.63% of their overall league goals.
Union Berlin have lost only one of nine away games in all competitions in which striker Sebastian Andersson has scored (W6, D2).
Stat attack: Four of the last five H2H meetings have featured over 2.5 goals.
Düsseldorf have conceded ten league goals this season in the period spanning the 30th minute to half-time.
Union Berlin are unbeaten in league action this season when scoring first (W6, D1).
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 15:30.