Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke 04 Match Analysis and Prediction

 

The Bundesliga action gets underway in its matchday 31 this weekend. Among the matches scheduled to be played is the match between Borussia Dortmund against Schalke 04. The match will be played on Saturday 27th April 2019 at the Signal Iduna Park at 14:30GMT. This match brings together two teams which are on the far ends of the Bundesliga table standings.

Borussia Dortmund who is at number 2 of the Bundesliga is looking forward to winning the Bundesliga cup. With just a point separating them from the league leaders Bayern Munich, a win for them is of paramount importance. On the other hand, a loss or a draw will increase their gap with the leaders which will put them in a precarious position. The Millionaires are having a good time in Bundesliga. In their last 6 league matches, they have won 5 and lost only once. They are expected to come with all guns blazing as they look forward to overtake their bitter rivals Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga cup.

The Die Knappen is having a tough season. They are on the verge of relegation at position 15. In their last 6 league matches, they have only won once, lost four times and drawn once. With their dipping performance, they have a long way to go as they face the in-form Borussia Dortmund. In their last Bundesliga action against Hoffenheim, they were trashed 2-5 at home.

The two sides have something to fight for. Borussia Dortmund is looking forward to winning the Bundesliga while Schalke hope to evade being axed from the Bundesliga.  However; the chances of the travellers winning are dim as compared to the hosts. With their dipping performance, the odds are against Schalke. We are therefore tempted to place our money for the hosts to win the match.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke Head to Head

The two teams Borussia Dortmund and Schalke have gone against each other a record of 42 times. Borussia has won 9 of the matches while succumbing to Schalke’s experience 16 times. 17 of their meetings ended in a draw. A look into their 8 most recent matches, here is who won and with how any goals:

  • Shalke 04 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
  • Borussia Dortmund 4-4 Schalke 04
  • Shalke 04 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
  • Schalke 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
  • Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Shalke 04
  • Shalke 04 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
  • Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Schalke 04
  • Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Schalke 04

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Team News

Lukasz Piszczek is nursing a foot injury and will not make any appearance for Borussia Dortmund. Achraf Hakimi is also nursing a broken foot and is out for the season.

Shalke 04 will kiss the servisces of Steven Skrzybski, Evgen Konoplyanka, Alessandro Schöpf and Mark Uth who are nursing a various injuries.

Prediction and Odds

You can get the latest odds here.

Both teams are under pressure to perform. With Shalke 04 under the threat of relegation and Borussia Dortmund eyeing the Bundesliga the match is expected to be somewhat entertaining. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:

  • The match to end in a draw
  • Marco Reus to score for Borussia Dortmund
  • Under 2.5 goals
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