Schalke 04 (@3.1) vs Dortmund (@2.15)
26-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Dortmund will win

Schalke 04 – Dortmund Match Prediction | 26-10-2019 09:30

Schalke 04 should finally feel their season is up and running after taking sevenpoints from their last three Bundesliga matches. Alongside their two consecutive UEFA Europa League wins and their mid-week 3-2 win over Nurnberg in the 2nd round of the DFB-Pokal, Schalke are in top form, taking 5 wins and one draw from their last 6 competitive matches. Schalke were, of course, expected to start their Bundesliga campaign off much strongerafter an impressive preseasonand the signing of a handful of promising new players over the summer (see team news).A4-0 win at home to Borussia Mgladbach followed by a1-1 draw away to Augsburg and last Sundays 3-0 win at home to Mainz doesnt make up for the five consecutive defeats overtheir opening fixtures, butit should help to put some faith back in coach Markus Weinzerl.

Centre backs Neven Subotic and Sven Bender remain doubtful alongside wing-backs Raphael Guerreiro and Erik Durm. Dortmund's Marco Reus is out of rehabilitation training after his injury spell but is not expected back until later this year. Andre Schurrle and Gonzalo Castro are also unlikely to feature and young winger Emre Mor serves the second of his 2 match suspension for the straight red picked up against Hertha.

Over the last three Bundesliga match-days, Schalke are the third most inform side (W2 D1) and they lead the charges with most goals scored over the same period (eight). However, we feel the visitors are the better bet here for a handful of reasons: at odds of 8/5 on draw of Schalke double chance, Schalkes historicalrecord away to Dortmund alone is enough to make this a profitable bet Schalke have won or drawn in 24 of the 44 matches played in Dortmund (55%). Borussia Dortmund come into the Revierderby at home to rivals Schalke as the bookies favourites at 8/15.

SOCCER PREDICTIONS and PREVIEWS

Following these averages, we feel a correct score bet of 2-1 Schalke at 16/1 seems extremely reasonable value given the sides respective forms. Dortmund have, however, only failed to score at home in one of their last 25 home matches, so wed expect them to also take away at least a goal here. Consequently, a bet of over 2.5 goals and both teams to score would also be a pretty decent shout at 10/11 with bet365. Dortmund havent kept a clean sheet in 8 competitive fixtures and given Schalkes 2.5 goal per game scoring average we expect them to take full advantage of this.

Reus opened the scoring for Dortmund at home to Freiburg courtesy of a fortieth minute penalty, and the hosts were good money for their half time lead after outplaying their guests in every department. Alccer was introduced into the game in the seventieth minute and it was the Spaniard that wrapped up all three points for Dortmund when he made it 2-0 in stoppage time. The hosts continued the dominate the match in the second half, but that all important second goal continued to evade them.

Schalke finished second in the Bundesliga last season, but have failed to live up to the same high standards this time around and currently languish in mid table. On Saturday twelfth placed Schalke play host to the current league leaders Borussia Dortmund, and with nineteen points separating the two clubs ahead of kick-off the home side are bound to be in for a testing ninety minutes.

Schalke 04 made a very slow start to the season, but they have been showing signs of improvement of late. All eyes will be on VELTINS-Arena when Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund face each other in the Ruhr derby on Saturday afternoon. The Millionaires, on the other hand, extended their winning run in the German top flight to four games at the weekend, with the team beating Freiburg 2-0 in front of home fans. Lucien Favre is doing a great job with the Signal-Iduna-Park outfit and we predict that he is going to help the team record their 11th win of the season. In their last home game in the Bundesliga Schalke rolled over Nurnberg 5-2. Die Knappen aim to climb to the top half of the standings and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in the local derby.

Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund H2H Last Matches

Last weekend Hoffenheim had the home advantage against Schalke in what turned out to be a very close and competitive match. The hosts started the second half the brighter of the two clubs and took the lead shortly before the hour mark when former Leicester City striker Kramari scored a penalty. Both teams created chances during the first half, but wayward finishing at both ends meant the pair went in level at the break.

Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got himself on the score-sheet once again, taking his tally to 7 goals in eight matches one in each of his last three. Dortmund are without a win inthree in the Bundesligaand were caught off guard as last weekends trip toface the out-of-form Ingolstadt saw them forced to fight from 3-1 down to take away a point from the eventual 3-3 draw. Aubameyang trails the Bundesligas leading goalscorer, Anthony Modeste of Cologne, by just one goal and his form would indicate that a bet on himto score anytime at 4/6 with bet365 would be reasonable. Borussia Dortmunds mid-week 1-1 draw at home to Union Berlin in the 2nd round of the DFB-Pokal, where they progressed through to the 3rd round on penalties, means the hosts come into this with just one competitive win in their last six matches.

Reus injury nightmare seems to be behind him and the German forward appears to be back to his very best with nine league goals so far this season. Burgstaller, Embolo, and Skrzybski have all chipped in with two goals each for Saturdays hosts, but the obvious lack of a goalscorer is certainly having a negative effect on Schalkes season. Paco Alccers face may not have fit at Barcelona, but the Spanish striker has netted ten goals in the Bundesliga and is playing a vital role in Dortmunds title challenge. That penalty took Bentaleb onto three goals for the season which is enough to see the Algerian top score for Schalke in the league.

A man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Marco Reus, but pacey winger Sancho is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders as well. There will be fireworks when Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 face each other at Signal-Iduna-Park in the Ruhr derby. The Millionaires are eager to stay in the race for the Bundesliga trophy and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at their local rivals on Matchday 31.

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Schalke 04 is ranked on the 10th place in the standings with 43 points, 45 goals scored and 40 goals received in the last 34 leagueevents. They have failed to win 13 of their last 34 matches in Bundesliga.In their last match they draw against Ingolstadt. Schalke 04 lost only one match from the previous 5 played before this event with Dortmund.The attacking skills of Schalke 04 are not good.