Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
All eyes will be on Veltins Arena when Schalke and Fortuna Dusseldorf face each other in the 2. Bundesliga round 5. Die Knappen aim to bounce back from a heavy 4-1 loss at Regensburg, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at die Fortunen. Summer signing Simon Terodde, who has been the only bright star in Dimitrios Grammozis’ team this season, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Dusseldorf, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs at the start of the season. Following a 2-0 loss at Nurnberg, Fortuna shared the spoils with Holstein Kiel at the weekend, with substitute Peterson scoring a late equalizer. The Sweden international is widely expected to return to the starting XI, meaning that Schalke defenders should have him at bay. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Veltins Arena, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Amine Harit):
Amine Harit is a French-born Moroccan footballer, who plays for Schalke 04 in Bundesliga. Born in Pontoise (France) on June 18, 1997, Harit began his youth career in the suburbs of Paris, learning the football basics with Argentuil C.O.
After spending four years at Esperance Paris 19eme, the attacking midfielder moved to famous French club Paris Saint-Germain. However, he quickly returned to Esperance Paris 19eme and in 2011 he joined fellow French club Red Star. One year later he moved to Nantes, where he ended his youth career.
Amine Harit continued playing for les Canaris at senior level and after scoring one goal in 30 league games for Nantes, he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Harit made two appearances for France U21 team, but he represents Morocco at senior level. The attacking midfielder, who is used as a winger as well, made his Morocco debut on October 7, 2017 against Gabon in the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifiers.
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.