After twenty rounds of matches, Fortuna Dusseldorf are sixteenth in the Bundesliga, with only one point separating them from bottom side Paderborn. Meanwhile, Monchengladbach at fourth place are four points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Fortuna last won a league match in four games and most recently drew 1-1 at Wolfsburg, a match in which Matthias Zimmermann put the team ahead but they later lost the advantage in the second half.
At home, Dusseldorf have been registering mixed results in recent matches including two wins, one draw and three losses out of six games. Of the six home fixtures, three ended with more than two goals scored and only two had both opponents on the scoresheet.
Gladbach are enjoying the season and travel for the match after a two week break occasioned by the cancellation of their match against FC Koln due to a storm.
Die Fohlen appear determined to remain in the title chase and we expect them to do all it takes to walk out of this match with three points. Gladbach go into the match after a 2-2 draw at Leipzig, where Alassane Plea and Jonas Hofmann scored the goals.
On the road, the Foals have only won once in six games across all competitions. Only two of the team's last six matches had over 2.5 goals scored with both opponents on the tally.
The two sides met in September 2019 in the first leg of the tournament, where Gladbach won 2-1. A similar result is expected in this match.
Dusseldorf stand to suffer the biggers loss in this match and will try to avert such an eventuality. However, they are up against a lethal Monchengladbach, who will push the match to a certain victory, albeit a narrow one. A 2-0 or 2-1 win for Monchenglabach is expected.