🏟️ Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany.
📅 Saturday 16th May 2020.
🕒 Kick-off: 15:30 (CEST).
📺 TV: bundesliga.com
This weekend’s biggest Bundesliga clash sees Dortmund host arch-rivals Schalke at the Westfalenstadion behind closed doors for the 155th Revierderby.
On the ascendancy
Dortmund are in good form in the Bundesliga, and they recorded an impressive 1-2 away win against fellow title contenders Borussia Monchengladbach in their previous outing. However, it has been five long years since Dortmund tasted victory against their bitter rivals here and if they don’t win, it will be even more of an uphill task to win the Bundesliga. You can get odds of 1.58 for a Dortmund triumph.
Meanwhile, Schalke can’t buy a win in the Bundesliga, and they haven’t won in their previous seven league games. The break during the season could work to their advantage as they now also have fewer injuries. Their last win was on the 17th of January against Monchengladbach. They’d like nothing more than to derail Dortmund’s title bid, and they have plenty of reasons to be optimistic as they have a pretty impressive record on Dortmund’s home turf. A Schalke win is currently at 5.70.
The overall H2H is fairly even with a lot of recent encounters ending in draws. Schalke managed an impressive 2-4 win here last season, but a similar outcome is highly unlikely. Current form certainly favours Dortmund, but in football and especially local derbies - form often goes out the window. It’s hard to look past Dortmund for this one, but Schalke will hope that the break in the season will play to their advantage against a rusty Dortmund. Schalke’s main problem is scoring goals; their top scorer this season is midfielder Suat Serdar with seven goals. Their top-scoring striker is Benito Raman with a measly four goals. Signing a top striker is undoubtedly their main priority for next season if they are to return to being Champions League regulars. Schalke are at 2.45 to score exactly zero goals.
Dortmund: Marco Reus, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Nico Schulz, Emre Can and Alex Witsel.
Schalke: Ozan Kabak.
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