Football Bet of the Day: Fun time Fortuna to succeed again
Kev still has a chance to move into the black this week, and he's chosen a game from his beloved Bundesliga.
"Fortuna are on a tear-up, winning their last four matches, while RB Leipzig have lost their last five competitive away games."
Fortuna to continue remarkable run
Fortuna Düsseldorf v RB Leipzig
Sunday 27 January, 17:00
Live on Betfair Live Video
Victory in Valencia last night, a 3-0 shredding of Villarreal that got us back on track for the week. After a cocktail or two at Johnny Maracas (it's a real bar, I haven't made it up) we're on the move again.
Our final destination of the week is Germany, and the carnival city of Düsseldorf. Resurgent Fortuna are up against Champions League-chasing RB Leipzig, and I believe the visitors are too short at odds-on.
Fortuna are on a remarkable run of four straight wins, and not only are they beating the teams around them, but they are also the only German team to have beaten league leaders Borussia Dortmund. They have tightened up defensively, and they are becoming more clinical in front of goal. On-loan Watford Dodi Lukebakio continues to pose a threat (he has seven goals, and set up the opener for Marvin Ducksch in last weekend's won at Augsburg) and Benito Raman is proving to be something of a supersub.
RB Leipzig were edged out by Borussia Dortmund last weekend, and their away form is a big concern. They have lost their last five competitive away matches, and the loss of defender Dayot Upamecano to injury is a huge blow. They are badly missing the creativity of injured playmaker Emil Forsberg, and as a result they are too reliant on the speed and penetration of Timo Werner in attack.
At [1.95], I'm happy to take Leipzig on.
Points Staked: 13
Points Returned: 12.97
P/L: -0.03 points
Lay RB Leipzig at [1.93]