It’s Ruhr derby when Schalke 04 host Borussia Dortmund at the Veltins Areana on the matchday 29 of the Bundesliga on Sunday evening.
Dortmund are just 5 points below Bayern Munich and they are hoping for a win to get a chance of closing the gap should Bayern Munich slip. Schalke are in 7th position with 44 points, level on points with Mainz at 6th and a point below Borussia M.Gladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in 4th and 5th respectively. They are looking for a home win against Dortmund to stand a chance of getting into top four spot depending on results else where
Dortmund are in the best of form recently, they have won 7 of their last eight games.
Dortmund are also unbeaten in their last 11 Bundesliga games and scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches.
The Black and Yellows are also unbeaten in their last 5 away games in Bundesliga.
Schalke have won 3 and lost in 2 of their last 5 games, but remain unbeaten in their last 4 home matches with 3 wins and a draw.
The Gelsenkirchen side have kept clean sheets only three times in 14 Bundesliga matches this season.
Schalke: Team News
Huntelaar is expected to pair with Di Santo upfront while the rest of the team remains the same as
Schalke04: Predicted Line up (4-4-2)
Fahrmann – Caicara, Matip, Neustader, Aogo – Sane, Geis, Goretzka, Meyer – Santo, Huntelaar
Borussia Dortmund: Team News
Gundogan will replace Castro in the midfield while Sokratis is expected to start ahead of Bender at the centre back.
Borussia Dortmund: predicted Line Up (4-2-3-1)
Weidenfeller – Schmelzer, Hummels, Sokratis, Piszczek – Gundogan, Weigl – Reus, Mkhitaryan, Durm – Aubameyang.
Schalke vs Dortmund: Head-to-Head stats
Dortmund have won in 3 and lost 2 of their last 6 meetings with Schalke.
The last two meetings end in wins for Dortmund, but both were played at their home ground.
Schalke’s record in the last three home matches against Dortmund read W,L,W (2 wins and a loss).
Schalke vs Dortmund: Prediction
Dortmund are the favorites in this fixture with their good run of form, it now looks as if it’s their right to win.
It’s safer to put your money on double chance for Dortmund (Dortmund win or draw), odds @ 1.17.
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