Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SCHALKE - BORUSSIA DORTMUND
A regional derby between Schalke and Dortmund, which is traditional for the Bundesliga and there are usually some pretty interesting results here. Schalke are by no means pleased with the game and their results in the last 2 games. The Cologne failure at home (1-1) was not enough and then lost as a guest to Hoffenheim. However, they are in an ideal position. Interestingly, the difference between 1st place and 9th is only 2 points, which proves how even and unpredictable the league is.
Dortmund had a very difficult game with Inter in the Champions League during the week they lost. There Alcacer and Reus did not play due to injuries, and the trip to Milan on Wednesday made Borussia have only 2 days to prepare. They will certainly not be in their best physical condition, but it is a derby that is sometimes played with emotions. Dortmund missed a lot of chances to lead the standings after the last failures, but still managed to pull off 3 points with Gladbach last round.
Expert view : Schalke have always tried to stop Dortmund at the cost of everything when Borussia are fighting to win the title or other major trophy. In addition, the Miners are certainly feeling strong enough to win the match now, though it is a derby. At home they have the help of fans. We mentioned in a past analysis by Dortmund that in most of their away games we are expecting BTTS and it is no different now. Borussia Dortmund is a team that scores and allows plenty of goals, and in a derby like this, it’s even more possible. Prediction – BTTS at 1.63.
All of Dortmund’s away matches have been BTTS
Schalke have not only scored against Bayern at home
SCHALKE 04 TEAM NEWS
Bentaleb (0/0 M) is out. McKennie (7/0 M), Serdar (5/3 M) are under question.
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Schmelzer (1/0 D), Alcácer (6/5 F) are out. Reus (8/5 F) is under question.