Borussia Dortmund won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 3-1 Champions League loss in their previous game against Lazio.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund managed 65% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the goalscorers were Marwin Hitz (23' Own goal) and Erling Håland (71'). On the other side, Lazio had 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Ciro Immobile (6') and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (76') scored for Lazio.
A common theme in recent Borussia Dortmund games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their prior six matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have lost. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this match, though.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Borussia Dortmund:
- have not been beaten in the league by Schalke in their last 2 games.
- haven’t been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In their last game, Schalke drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Union Berlin.
In that game, Schalke had 53% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Schalke was Paciência (69'). On the other side, 1. FC Union Berlin had 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Marvin Friedrich (55') scored for Union Berlin.
Looking at their form, and Schalke have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 24 goals in total. At the back, Schalke have not been doing too well.
Coming into this clash, Schalke have not won away from home in their last 13 league games. Their travelling supporters must be so depressed.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 25/11/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Borussia Dortmund winning 2 of those games, Schalke 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in all at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Manuel Akanji (Corona virus), Nico Schulz (Torn Muscle Fibre), Dan-Axel Zagadou (Knee Problems) and Thorgan Hazard (Torn Muscle Fibre) will not be taking part for Dortmund gaffer Lucien Favre. Youssoufa Moukoko will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Schalke
Schalke has to choose a team with limited availability. Ralf Fährmann (Tear in the abductor muscle), Mark Uth (Muscular problems) and Suat Serdar (Hamstring Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Ozan Kabak is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re of the view that Borussia Dortmund should be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
Conversely, Schalke will not find it easy to score themselves but do we see them scoring here as well.
Our tip is for a decent 3-1 victory for Borussia Dortmund at the end of the match.
What are the top odds for the game?
Regarding the latest bookmaker odds in the WDW market, backing Borussia Dortmund can be had for 1.222, a bet on a drawn result is 7 & putting your money on victory for Schalke gets you 15. Those are the most competitive prices offered right now.