Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
Saturday 16th May 2020
Bundesliga – Signal Iduna Park
Live on BT Sport 1 – Kick-off: 14:30 BST
The Bundesliga returns this weekend after more than a two-month absence and kicks off with the Revierderby as Borussia Dortmund host Schalke.
All eyes will be on the Bundesliga this weekend for its resumption. The German top-flight is the first major league to resume amid the Coronavirus crisis. All matches will be played behind closed doors, and only essential staff and officials will be present at all matches.
After such a lengthy stoppage, momentum is certainly there for the taking as well as the bragging rights of a derby win.
After the prolonged break, both sides form prior to the stoppage almost takes a backseat – but it’s still worth considering.
Lucien Favre’s Dortmund side occupy 2nd place in the league, and trail Bayern Munich by five points. Dortmund had won their last four consecutive affairs in the league, losing once in their last eight.
David Wagner’s side meanwhile are in a battle to secure European football for next season. Schalke are in 6th, but trail Leverkusen in 5th by ten points. Prior to the Bundesliga’s stoppage, Schalke’s form was abysmal, and they had only registered one league win since Christmas.
October’s meeting between these two sides resulted in a 0-0 draw. Schalke have the slightly better record and have won two of the last five meetings, Dortmund on the other hand have won only one of the last five against Schalke in this fixture.
Erling Haaland has more than hit the ground running since his arrival in Germany and has scored twelve goals in his eleven matches for Dortmund. The 19-year old is priced at 13/5 to score first on SkyBet.
Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Schalke
Suggested Tips – Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke – (BET 365)
- Correct Score – Borussia Dortmund to win 3-1 – (link no longer available).
- Anytime Goalscorer – Thorgan Hazard – (link no longer available).
- Player to be booked – Allesandro Schopf – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke – (SKYBET)
- Correct Score Group Betting – Borussia Dortmund to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2– 7/2.