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The Bundesliga 1 game at Veltins-Arena on Saturday sees home side Schalke welcome Borussia Dortmund.
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Schalke go into this fixture following a 0-0 Bundesliga 1 tied result against Union Berlin.
In that game, Schalke managed 63% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. 1. FC Union Berlin had 20 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Schalke have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Schalke have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 11 goals on the way.
Their prior results show that Schalke:
- have not registered a win against Borussia Dortmund in their last 3 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Borussia Dortmund go into this encounter following a 2-3 Champions League win over Sevilla in their last outing.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund had 35% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the goalscorers were Mahmoud Dahoud (19') and Erling Håland (27', 43'). On the other side, Sevilla FC got 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Suso (7') and Luuk de Jong (84') scored for Sevilla.
Showing their partiality to fruitful encounters, goals have been celebrated 27 times in the prior six games in which Borussia Dortmund have taken to the field, making it an average of 4.5 goals each clash. Opposition teams have hit 13 of these goals. Despite that, time will tell if the trend shall persist in this next match or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Borussia Dortmund:
- remain undefeated by Schalke in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 15/04/2018 tells us that Schalke have won 2 of these & Borussia Dortmund 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Schalke and 11 being from Dortmund. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 5 on 24/10/2020 when it ended Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Schalke.
That day, Borussia Dortmund managed 74% possession and 18 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Manuel Akanji (55'), Erling Håland (61') and Mats Hummels (78').
For their opponents, Schalke got 3 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Felix Zwayer.
Team News: Schalke
Gonçalo Paciência (Knee Injury), Salif Sané (Knee Problems), Frederik Rönnow (groin strain), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Torn Muscle Fibre), Kilian Ludewig (Metatarsal Fracture), Matija Nastasic (Calf Problems), Mark Uth (Hamstring Injury) and Steven Skrzybski (Ligament Injury) will not be taking part for Schalke boss Christian Gross.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund boss Edin Terzić has multiple availability issues to deal with. Roman Bürki (Shoulder Injury), Axel Witsel (Achilles tendon rupture), Dan-Axel Zagadou (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We envisage that Schalke have the capability to breach the defence of this Borussia Dortmund team, although just one goal probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We can see a 1-2 win for Borussia Dortmund by the conclusion of the game. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Veltins-Arena (62,271)
Captain: Omar Mascarell
Chairman: Dr. Jens Buchta
Manager: Christian Gross
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 18
⭐ Star Player: Mark Uth
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Mark Uth was born in Köln, Germany. After having played his first senior match for SC Heerenveen in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 16 appearances.