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Schalke vs Dortmund Prediction & Match Preview

 

Schalke vs Dortmund Prediction & Match Preview

Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.30 UK
Venue: VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen.

Veltins Arena will host Saturday’s Ruhr derby between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund, who have entirely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. 

Die Knappen’s main goal is to secure the Bundesliga survival, while Edin Terzic’s men are eyeing a spot in the Champions League. 

Schalke 04 did well to hold Union Berlin to a goalless draw at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the local derby.

Given the number of absentees in the home team, home win should not be considered. 

Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim, but they are widely expected to beat Schalke 04 behind closed doors. 

Since Edin Terzic can count on key players for Saturday’s showdown, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting team.

Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund Head-to-head

Teams Schalke 04 Borussia Dortmund played so far 46 matches.
Schalke 04 won 17 direct matches. Borussia Dortmund won 11 matches. 18 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.67 goals per Match.

Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction

Schalke 04 in actual season average scored 1.41 goals per match. In 15 (83.33%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (61.11%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Borussia Dortmund average scored 2.37 goals per match in season 2021. In 19 (95.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 15 (75.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Schalke have several players ruled out of the crucial derby clash, with Matija Nastasic, Mark Uth, Steven Skrzybski, Kilian Ludewig, Salif Sane, Goncalo Paciencia and Frederik Ronnow all remaining on the treatment table.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb made a shock return to the starting XI in last weekend's draw with Union Berlin, which was his first appearance since a training ground bust-up with assistant manager Naldo in November.

Dortmund have their own injury troubles, too, with Axel Witsel, Roman Burki, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Lukasz Piszczek, Thorgan Hazard and Marcel Schmelzer all ruled out of the Revierderby.

Thomas Delaney should be involved again after he sat out of the trip to Sevilla due to his wife giving birth, while Thomas Meunier made his comeback as a substitute in that game but is likely to be eased back into action.

Schalke 04 possible starting lineup:
Fahrmann; Becker, Mustafi, Thiaw, Kolasinac; Stambouli, Serdar, Bentaleb; Raman, Harit; Hoppe

Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup:
Hitz; Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Can, Delaney; Sancho, Reus, Reyna; Haaland


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