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Borussia Dortmund will be taking on visiting rivals Schalke at Signal Iduna Park in the Bundesliga 1 clash on Saturday.
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Borussia Dortmund will play in this game following on from a 0-0 Bundesliga 1 drawn game vs Schalke.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 65% possession and 3 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Schalke 04 had 0 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
Edin Terzić's Borussia Dortmund have managed to score a sum total of 8 times in their preceding six outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 8.
Heading into this fixture, Borussia Dortmund have not lost a league tie with Schalke in their previous 4 matches.
Looking at their form, and Schalke have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 13 goals in all. Defensively, Schalke just haven’t been too solid at all. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Their previous form shows that Schalke:
- have left without a victory over Borussia Dortmund when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 08/12/2018 tells us that Borussia Dortmund have won 4 of them and Schalke 1, with the number of draws being 1.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 15 from Dortmund and 5 netted by Schalke. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league game between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 22 on 20/02/2021 which ended up with the score at Schalke 0-4 Borussia Dortmund.
That time, Schalke managed 38% possession and 13 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Borussia Dortmund got 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Jadon Sancho (42'), Erling Haaland (45', 79') and Raphaël Guerreiro (60') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniel Siebert.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Mateu Morey Bauzà (Meniscal Injury), Raphaël Guerreiro (Thigh Problems), Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (Shoulder Injury), Gregor Kobel (Torn Muscle Fibre), Sébastien Haller (Testicular Cancer) and Mahmoud Dahoud (Shoulder Injury) won’t be playing for Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzić.
We are thinking that Dortmund should use the 4-2-3-1 system in the match, utilising Alexander Meyer, Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Marius Wolf, Jude Bellingham, Salih Oezcan, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus, Donyell Malen and Anthony Modeste.
Team News: Schalke
Schalke boss Frank Kramer has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Marcin Kaminski (laceration) and Cédric Brunner (Muscular problems) are not ready for selection.
There’s a good chance that Schalke could decide to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Alexander Schwolow, Henning Matriciani, Sepp van den Berg, Maya Yoshida, Tobias Mohr, Tom Krauss, Florian Flick, Marius Buelter, Dominick Drexler, Jordan Larsson and Simon Terodde.
It’s pretty clear that Schalke will surely find it tough to break down a Borussia Dortmund outfit who certainly have the ability to really boss this match.
We predict a commanding 3-0 margin for Borussia Dortmund when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Reinhard Rauball
Manager: Edin Terzić
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5, DFB-Pokal (Second Round), Champions League (Group G)
⭐ Star Man: Marco Reus
Normally played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Marco Reus was born in Dortmund, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Ahlen in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.