Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Prediction & Match Preview

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Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:

There will be fireworks when Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 take on each other in the Ruhr derby on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow-Blacks aim to stay in the title race, but their display in a 3-0 loss to Leipzig was anything but promising. The likes of Gregor Kobel, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mateu Morey, and Mahmoud Dahoud are out of contention with injuries for the home team. Die Knappen, on the other hand, recorded their first win of the season at the weekend, with the team beating Bochum 3-1 in Gelsenkirchen.

Borussia Dortmund
Schalke
There will be fireworks when Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 take on each other in the Ruhr derby on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow-Blacks aim to stay in the title race, but their display in a 3-0 loss to Leipzig was anything but promising. The likes of Gregor Kobel, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mateu Morey, and Mahmoud Dahoud are out of contention with injuries for the home team. Die Knappen, on the other hand, recorded their first win of the season at the weekend, with the team beating Bochum 3-1 in Gelsenkirchen.

Schalke, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we predict the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the local derby. Both Cedric Brunner and Marcin Kaminski remain on the sidelines through injuries for the visiting side. You should know that Borussia are eyeing their fourth consecutive win over Schalke.

This match will be played on 17/09/2022 at 15:30

Team News:

  • Nico Schlotterbeck is struggling with a back injury.
  • Donyell Malen, Thorgan Hazard and Karim Adeyemi are all expected to be fit, while Sébastien Haller is ruled out indefinitely with testicular cancer.
  • Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Mahmoud Dahoud will both be out for several months with a shoulder injury.
  • Mateu Morey has suffered another long-term knee injury and will be out for several months
  • Cedric Brunner is struggling with a muscle injury, while Marcin Kaminski is ruled out with a foot injury.
  • Dominick Drexler is available after suspension, while Tobias Mohr is expected to recover from a stomach complaint.

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Head-to-head:

  • Borussia Dortmund have been the dominant force in the recent history of this matchup, beating Schalke by at least three goals difference in each of the last three clashes.
  • Schalke did not score a goal in any of the previous four Ruhr derbies.
  • Overall, Dortmund won 22, drew 15, and lost 12 of the previous 49 home encounters against their fierce local rivals.

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Prediction:

We just can’t find any value in backing the hosts at the 1.36 odds. Schalke will come into this in much higher spirits. They had a full-week rest unlike Dortmund who traveled to Spanish capital to battle Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening.

The main pick is Schalke to win in +1.5 Asian Handicap at the odds of 1.85, while we also like the 1.72 odds offered for Borussia Dortmund to score fewer than three goals on Saturday.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Prediction

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