One of the top European leagues returns this weekend with one of the fiercest rivalries in the German football. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, when Borussia Dortmund are expected to take on Schalke behind the closed doors of Signal Iduna Park. BVB are 2nd in the standings, trailing leaders Bayern Munich by four points, while Schalke are down at 6th place with 37 points.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Borussia Dortmund||Draw||7 W/ 8 D/ 5 L||3 W/ 4 D/ 3 L|
|Schalke||Draw||5 W/ 8 D/ 7 L||3 W/ 4 D/ 3 L|
Last game between the teams: 26.10.2019 Bundesliga: Schalke – Borussia Dortmund 0:0
Last game at this venue: 27.04.2019 Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund – Schalke 2:4; Mario Gotze 14’, Axel Witsel 84’; Daniel Caligiuri 18’(penalty), 62’, Salif Sane 28’, Breel Embolo 86’; Marco Reus from the home team was sent off with straight red card in the 60’; Marius Wolf from the home team was sent off with straight red card in the 65’
Worth mentioning: In the previous meeting Borussia and Schalke finished in a goalless stalemate, after the previous encounters produced some truly memorable moments. One of those was the 2:4 Schalke victory, which also saw two Dortmund players sent off, and a four goal comeback for a final 4:4 draw. Both of those high-scoring games were the last two meetings at Signal Iduna Park. Three of the last five H2H clashes featured over 2,5 goals and the same three also witnessed goals at both ends.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Stats
|As of 12.05||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Borussia Dortmund||Loss||7 W/ 0 D/ 3 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Schalke||Draw||1 W/ 5 D/ 4 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L|
Last game Borussia Dortmund: 11.03.2020 Champions League: Paris SG – Borussia Dortmund 2:0; Neymar 28’, Juan Bernat 45’; Emre Can from the visiting team was sent off with straight red card in the 89’
Top performers Borussia Dortmund: Jadon Sancho 14 goals 15 assists, Marco Reus 11 goals 5 assists, Erling Haaland 9 goals 1 assist.
Next game Borussia Dortmund: 23.05.2020 Bundesliga: Wolfsburg – Borussia Dortmund
Last game Schalke: 07.03.2020 Bundesliga: Schalke – Hoffenheim 1:1; Weston McKennie 20’; Chistoph Baumgartner 69’
Top performers Schalke: Suat Serdar 7 goals, Amine Harit 6 goals 4 assists,Benito Raman 4 goals 3 assists.
Next game Schalke: 23.05.2020 Bundesliga: Schalke – Augsburg
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Borussia Dortmund’s last outing resulted in the team crashing out of the Champions League, as they suffered a 2:0 defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain. Prior to that, the team was on a five game winning streak. Borussia were unable to score more than twice in any of the previous five outings, after averaging exactly 4 goals in the previous six encounters. Two of the last five matches produced over 2,5 goals, and the same two only saw both involved sides to score.
Schalke were on a poor nine game run without a victory before the pandemic hit Europe. They managed to end a three game losing streak last time out, by finishing their league game with Hoffenheim in a 1:1 draw. Only one of Schalke’s last eight outings was won by the team playing at home. Schalke were unable to score more than one goal in their last six games. Only two of the last five featured over 2,5 goals and also one witnessed goals at both ends.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke News
Missing players Borussia Dortmund: Marco Reus, Emre Can, Marcel Schmelzer, Mario Gotze, Manuel Akajndi and Jadon Sancho are injured. Achraf Hakimi is under question.
Missing players Schalke: Ozan Kabak and Omar Mascarell are injured. Benjamin Stambouli is doubtful.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Predictions
Over 2,5 goals – 1.66 @ bet365