Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(36) 33 Goals 16 (35)
(26) 18 Assists 16 (25)
(6.4) 6.6 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
31.1 Average Age 29.5
181.8 Average Height (cm) 183.2
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(48%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 50% (50%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 1 (0.8)
(1.1) 0.9 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Fortuna Duesseldorf
Schalke
Player Reason Status Rating
Zack Steffen Out 6.58
Dawid Kownacki Doubtful 6.4
Player Reason Status Rating
Amine Harit Out 6.91
Suat Serdar Out 7.31
Omar Mascarell Doubtful 6.99
Benjamin Stambouli Doubtful 6.8
Jean-Clair Todibo Doubtful 6.86
Ozan Kabak Doubtful 6.85

Team News

Fortuna Duesseldorf
Schalke
  • Kaan Ayhan is available after suspension. Andre Hoffmann or Mathias Jørgensen could lose their spot.
  • Former Leeds boss Uwe Rösler has taken over from the sacked Friedhelm Funkel as coach with a view to securing top-flight football for another season.
  • Record signing Dawid Kownacki is nearing a return from a knee injury.
  • USMNT goalkeeper Zack Steffen, on loan from Manchester City, is still missing because of knee pain. Florian Kastenmeier stands by again, with ex-Bayern keeper Michael Rensing an option as well.
  • Kenan Karaman could start up front alongside top scorer Rouwen Hennings.
  • Goalkeeper Alexander Nübel has lost his place to Markus Schubert following some high-profile gaffes. Nubel has agreed to join Bayern Munich on a free transfer in the summer, much to Schalke's displeasure.
  • On loan from Augsburg with a view to a permanent deal, Michael Gregoritsch may be let loose up front for goal-shy Schalke.
  • Omar Mascarell is on his way back from an adductor tear.
  • Amine Harit and Jean-Clair Todibo both picked up injuries in the derby defeat to Dortmund. Todibo is the nearest to a return from an ankle knock.
  • Defender Benjamin Stambouli was a fixture in Schalke's early season good form and is nearing a return.
  • Ozan Kabak is almost over a back injury and could return to the squad.
  • Daniel Caligiuri has recovered from a knee problem, but Suat Serdar's season is over.

Prediction

  • Schalke, so bright before the winter break, are struggling on a winless run of nine Bundesliga games.
  • Schalke would seem ideal opposition for a Fortuna side that will be depressed themselves after blowing a two-goal lead after 88 minutes of the Rhine derby in Cologne on Sunday.
  • Obviously, it's never wise to predict a goalless draw but I just can't see many goals in this one...
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User Predictions

Comments (6)

 
  • schalke look really out of sorts , and with fortuna showing real heart in their battle to stay up , i will go 2-1 ti the home side.

  • @Foxeyrod Good one !

  • @Foxeyrod I don't think Schalke can score a goal.

  • @Foxeyrod I would be shocked if Schalke didn't draw 1-1

  • 0-2 Raman !

  • @watfordAlbert Ha, ha, ... you never lose your optimism, don't you ;-)