Schalke v Dortmund
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Saturday afternoon, Schalke host Dortmund at the Veltins Arena in the Ruhr derby, as the visitors look to cement their spot at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Schalke have started the Bundesliga campaign in an inconsistent manner and are currently 12th place in the German top-flight table. The team from Gelsenkirchen have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six matches. Last time out the home side picked up a respectable 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim.
The home side’s recent Bundesliga games have been high scoring, as there have been over 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four league matches.
Schalke’s recent home form has been the definition of inconsistent, as they have won three and lost three of their last six league games on home soil. They have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six home matches in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund have maintained their good start to the Bundesliga campaign, winning their last four games in the German top-flight. BVB’s recent form has put them top of the table, seven points clear at the top of the table. Last time out in the Bundesliga, Lucien Favre’s team recorded a 2-0 home win over Freiburg.
The visitors have been prolific of late in the German top-flight, scoring at least two goals in eight of their last nine league outings.
Dortmund are unbeaten in six away games in the Bundesliga, recording four wins in the process. BVB’s recent games on their travels in the German top-flight have been relatively high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four away games.
Schalke look set to be without Mark Uth, Cedric Teuchert and Breel Embolo due to injury.
Dortmund could be without Marcel Schmelzer, Christian Pulisic, Marius Wolf, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Manuel Akanji.