Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
The maiden Revierderby of the season gets underway this week. Despite Schalke sporting the home advantage in this one, Borussia Dortmund’s unbeaten form at the moment gives the latter the edge on Saturday.
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here saw Borussia Dortmund emerge victoriously by a 2-1 scorecard.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous five games.
- Only one of their past ten fixtures have finished as a stalemate.
- The final scorecards have featured fewer than 2.5 goals just twice in their last ten matchups.
- Half of their previous eight encounters have finished in a tie.
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
The hosts succumbed to their second defeat of the campaign last week on the road after Hoffenheim slotted two unanswered goals past them. David Wagner’s men, however, have picked up the win in three of their last five games and have garnered ten points from a possible fifteen.
Meanwhile, their counterparts are on a solid seven-match unbeaten run at the moment, in all competitions. The away side pulled off a 1-0 win against current table-toppers Borussia Monchengladbach in their last clash at home, while their previous outing saw them share the spoils with Freiburg in a four-goal thriller.
Furthermore, Dortmund have avoided a defeat in their last two trips on the road, both of which were against sides that are presently dwelling in the top half of the ladder. On the other hand, Schalke have been squaring up against fairly mediocre sides in their recent clashes at home.
The last of which was a 1-1 draw against FC Koln, who are currently just a point adrift of the relegation zone. Taking into account that their previous head to head meeting here also witnessed the visitors secure the bragging rights, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Dortmund at the last of the whistle in this one.
Furthermore, both sides have been relentless in their previous clashes with each other and have scored at least a goal apiece in seven of their last eight encounters here. With Dortmund yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season, count on Schalke to go down swinging and to breach the away side before the end of the ninety minutes.
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund Betting tips
Borussia Dortmund to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).