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Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Preview & Betting Tips - Revierderby thriller on the cards in Germany

Borussia Dortmund have seen over 3.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 Bundesliga home matches
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Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Borussia Dortmund host Schalke in the standout Bundesliga fixture on Saturday. The Revierderby is one of the most anticipated matches in Germany with goals a regular occurrence at Signal-Iduna-Park.

Borussia Dortmund Form


Borussia Dortmund won their previous four Bundesliga matches to stay four points behind leaders Bayern Munich. They beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 at home, Werder Bremen 2-0 away, Freiburg 1-0 at home and Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 on the road.

Lucien Favre’s side beat PSG 2-0 at home in the UEFA Champions League but were knocked out after a 2-0 defeat in Paris.

Borussia Dortmund News


Central defender Dan-Axel Zagadou is injured and unlikely to feature. Left back Nico Schulz is out alongside central midfielders Emre Can and Axel Witsel. 

Forwards Jadon Sancho has returned to training but is not 100% fit and Marco Reus is doubtful.

Marco Reus
Borussia Dortmund's influential captain Marco Reus doubtful to return against Schalke (Getty Images)

Schalke Form


Schalke were poor in February and haven’t won in their last seven Bundesliga matches. They recorded three straight draws before a 5-0 home thrashing against Leipzig.

David Wagner’s side followed up with a 3-0 defeat at Koln and were knocked out of the German Cup after a 1-0 home defeat against Bayern Munich. Schalke’s last match was a 1-1 home draw against Hoffenheim despite Weston McKennie’s opener.

Schalke News


Centre back Ozan Kabak is out injured and holding midfielder Omar Mascarell will miss the rest of the season with an adductor tear.

Defenders Salif Sané and Juan Miranda could be back alongside midfielders Benjamin Stambouli, Suat Serdar and Daniel Caligiuri.

It remains to be seen what happens with goalkeepers Markus Schubert and Alexander Nübel.

David Wagner
Schalke manager David Wagner saw his team struggle before the break (Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Head to Head


Schalke have a narrow 41-40 advantage against Borussia Dortmund with 38 draws in 119 encounters. Schalke won this fixture 4-2 last season with the first match this season ending 0-0 in Gelsenkirchen.

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Betting Odds


Borussia Dortmund are 1.45 favourites with Schalke listed at 6.00. A draw is priced at 4.75. 

Borussia Dortmund have seen over 3.5 goals in six of their last seven home matches in the Bundesliga which is available at 2.75.

Borussia Dortmund have seen over 4.5 goals in five of their last seven home matches and three of their last four home matches against Schalke in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Match Up


The Revierderby has resulted in plenty of upsets over the years. Borussia Dortmund threw away a 4-0 lead at home in 2017 to draw 4-4 and lost 4-2 in the last derby at home in April 2019.

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Schalke's Naldo made it 4-4 in added time at at Signal-Iduna-Park in November 2017 (Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Stats


  • Borussia Dortmund have won their last 4 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Dortmund have seen over 3.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Dortmund have seen over 4.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Dortmund are undefeated in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Schalke (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Dortmund have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches against Schalke (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Dortmund have seen over 4.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 home matches against Schalke (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have drawn 3 of their last 6 away matches against Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have lost 3 of their last 4 matches in all competitions.

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke FAQ

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Where is Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke being played?

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke is being played at Signal-Iduna-Park in Dortmund, Germany.

When is Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke being played?

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke is being played at 14:30 BST on Saturday 16 May 2020.

Verdict

Borussia Dortmund will be confident here but history has shown this is an unpredictable fixture. I am sitting on the fence here with another high scoring match a real possibility.

Best Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @2.75 at bet365 - 2 Units
Value Bet: Over 4.5 Goals Total Goals @5.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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