Dortmund vs Schalke Prediction and Match Preview 16 May 2020

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Dortmund vs Schalke PredictionBundesliga is back, and what better way to start than with the Ruhr Derby, as Borussia Dortmund resume their push for the league title when they play host to bitter rivals, Schalke 04.
Match status: 2019/20 Bundesliga - Matchweek 26
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
Following a disappointing exit from the UEFA Champions League, Dortmund will now focus all their attention on winning an elusive Bundesliga title. Die Borussen have overcome their stuttering start to the season, and are now direct contenders with Bayern Munich for the Meisterschale

Before the league was abruptly paused, Borussia Dortmund were on an impressive four-game winning run, and they had won seven of their last eight fixtures. Die Borussen are yet to taste defeat at home this season, and they’ll be raring to raring to get one over eternal rivals, Schalke. 

The Royal Blues would have most definitely been grateful the league break came at the time it did, as their form had taken a turn for the worst. David Wagner’s side have won just once in their last ten league matches, and risk undoing all the good work they put in during the first half of the season. Despite their abysmal form, Schalke remain 6th in the league standings, one point above Freiburg in 8th, and they have to start getting results if they wish to compete with Europe’s big boys next season.

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 Team News

Last time out in Bundesliga, Dortmund recorded an impressive 2-1 victory over fellow league hopefuls Borussia Monchengladbach. Goals from Thorgan Hazard, and Achraf Hakimi were enough to seal a hard earned win as Die Borussen leap frogged RB Leipzig to second on the log. That win was Dortmund’s fourth in a row and they are now just four points behind Bayern Munich in first with 51 points from 25 matches. 

Dortmund sure know how to find the back of the net, and the acquisition of wonderkid, Erling Haaland back in January further bolstered their ranks. Die Borussen have found the back of the net, an astonishing 68 times in 25 matches, a league record that is only bettered by Bayern Munich. Defensively, Dortmund have been impressive as well, having conceded just 33 goals in their league encounters so far. 

Even amidst their purple patch, Dortmund have failed to lose a single league played at home this season, and they have swept opponents aside with relative easy. Die Borussen have won 9, and drawn 3 of the 12 league matches played at home this season, scoring 36 goals in the process. They will also, no doubt, be encouraged by Schalke’s poor form before the league was put on hold. 

The Royal Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by TSG Hoffenheim in their last outing, thereby extending their winless run in the league to seven matches – four losses and three draws. Despite this, Schalke maintain a strong position on the standings, and are 6th, with 37 points from 25 matches. 

Schalke have been less than convincing on the road this season, and remain winless away from home since November. And they’ll be up against it, considering the fact that they’ll be going up against one of the best home sides in the league. Nevertheless, we are set for an entertaining match of football. 

Injured or Suspended Players

Borussia Dortmund: Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marco Reus, Nico Shulz, Emre Can and Axel Witsel.

Schalke 04: Ozan Kabak.

Pre-Match Odds

Borussia Dortmund: 1.55
Draw: 4.58
Schalke 04: 6.6

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Dortmund vs Schalke Predictions

All signs point towards a Dortmund victory in this encounter. Die Borussen are in much better form, and they also have the added advantage of playing at home – despite it being behind closed doors. You can also expect to see a couple of goals in this one, with Dortmund proving to be especially prolific in front of goal.
Our Betting Tip:
Over 2.5 @ 1.70
Correct Score:
Dortmund 3-1 Schalke @ 12.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 2.01
Match Winner:
Home Win @ 1.55
Over 2.5 @ 1.70
Haland to Score @ 1.56
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