Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Ingolstadt will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back losses to Werder Bremen (0-3) and St. Pauli (1-4) when they take on Fortuna Dusseldorf on Matchday 8. Ingolstadt have been struggling at the back of late, and, as a result, they are stuck in the relegation zone. Considering that their injury list is pretty long, we do not believe that home win should be considered. Fortuna Dusseldorf, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late.
Following a 3-1 loss at Schalke, Fortuna defeated Aue, with the team sharing the spoils with Regensburg in their last league match. The visitors aim to return to winning ways, and given Ingolstadt’s poor form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Christian Preuser’s troops. All Dragos Nedelcu, Emmanuel Iyoha, and Thomas Pledl are sidelined with injuries for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Alfredo Morales):
Alfredo Morales is an American football player who was born in Berlin on 12 May, 1990. The USA midfielder moved to Germany as a boy and he played for the likes of BSC Reinickendorf 21, Borussia Pankow, FC Concordia Wilhelmsruh and Hertha BSC during his youth career.
Morales played 81 games for Hertha II at senior level, scoring 11 league goals for the capital club. He made 20 appearances for the first team as well, but in 2013 he joined Ingolstadt on a two-year deal. Alfredo Morales was eligible to play for both Germany and USA, but he decided to represent the Yanks on the international level.
The 183-cm-tall midfielder made his USA debut on 29 January, 2013 against Canada. He came as a substitute 15 minutes before the final whistle. It has to be noted that Morales represented United States of America at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both centre back and a defensive midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Dusseldorf):
Founded on May 5, 1985, Fortuna Dusseldorf are a German side that compete in Bundesliga . The Fingeraner welcome their rivals at their Espirit Arena, the venue that was opened in 2004. The capacity of the stadium is 54,600, but the venue did not host 2016 FIFA World Cup games.
Fortuna Dusseldorf play home games in red shirts and red shorts, with the team wearing white shirts with red stripes and white shorts on the travels. The club did well to win the Western German championship in 1931 and two years later they lifted the trophy in the German championship, which is considered their biggest success.
Speaking of the German Cup, Fortuna Dusseldorf won the DFB-Pokal twice (1979, 1980), while making it to the final of the competition in 1937, 1957, 1958, 1962 and 1978. The likes of Paul Janes, Anton Turek, Stanislaus Kobierski, Klaus Allofs, Ernst Albrecht and Erich Juskowiak are some of notable footballers who played for the Fingeraner in the past.