Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are set for the new edition of the big Ruhr Derby on Saturday afternoon at Signal-Iduna-Park.
The gap between the two teams seems to be the biggest in a while this year and Dortmund head into the clash with bitter enemies as unusually massive favourites.
BVB are still in the contest for the Bundesliga silverware being just one point shy of leaders and reigning champions Bayern Munich.
The team with black in yellow have two tough away fixtures on schedule in four remaining rounds against the likes of Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach, meaning a win here against strugglers Schalke is a must for Lucien Favre and his troops.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke: Head-to-head
As many as four of past six head to head encounters between arch rivals ended without a winner.
Outfits have one win apiece in two remaining ties.
Dortmund celebrated a narrow 1-2 victory when teams locked horns in this term of Bundesliga in Gelsenkirchen.
BVB won 20, drew 15 and lost 11 of last 46 home matches against Die Konigsblauen.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke: Prediction
The hosts successfully rebounded from a catastrophic 5-0 loss to Bayern Munich earlier this month. They saw off Mainz 2-1 at home in following fixtures, while last weekend saw them destroying Freiburg 0-4 on the road with goals from Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Paco Alcacer.
Story is completely opposite with Die Konigsblauen who are going through tough times in this term of Bundesliga. They sit as low as 15th and are just six points above the danger area with four games left to play.
Schalke were very easy to break down recently as they allowed five goals in a demolishing home defeat to Hoffenheim seven days ago.
Dortmund were almost impeccable in front of their fans so far in the season. They won 13 and drew 2 of 15 league games at Signal-Iduna-Park. They bagged six goals in last two league ties and they should have plenty of room to keep such stellar attacking form going here against out-of-form Schalke.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke: Bet Tips
HT/FT Borussia Dortmund/Borussia Dortmund @ 1.83 (5/6)
Borussia Dortmund to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.91 (10/11).