A 4-2 win over Arminia Bielefeld at the weekend, coupled with Nuremberg’s draw, means that Fortuna Dusseldorf, Tipbet’s partner club, are now closing in on the 2. Bundesliga title. They have a seven-point advantage and a are a further two points from third place, which brings with it a promotion play-off.

With just seven matches left to play, it now appears inconceivable that Dusseldorf will not be playing in the Bundesliga next season alongside the likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. Indeed, F95 need 15 points from their remaining fixtures to guarantee that they lift the trophy.

Fortuna Dusseldorf and Nuremberg meet at the Esprit Arena on 13th May, which is the final game of the season and could yet decide which team finishes top. Holstein Kiel are still threatening to finish second, so the remaining weeks are lining up to be exciting.

Fortuna’s 2. Bundesliga run-in:

Monday, 2nd April – Darmstadt 98 (away)

Friday, 6th April – Bochum (home)

Sunday, 15th April – Heidenheim (a)

Sunday, 22nd April – Ingolstadt (h)

Saturday, 28th April – Dynamo Dresden (a)

Sunday, 6th May – Holstein Kiel (h)

Sunday, 13th May – Nuremberg (a)

With four of these seven games against sides in the bottom-half of the table, Friedhelm Funkel and his squad should have the quality to pick up a substantial number of points and allow the German manager to make plans for next season in the top-tier.

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