Schalke vs Dortmund: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:44 AM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 10:44 AM UTC

Goal-fest in one of the fiercest rivalries in the football world

<div><h2>Schalke vs Dortmund</h2><p><a href=""><strong>Saturday, October 26, at Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen)</strong></a></p><p>Amazing atmosphere, superb crowd, amazing football, passion, goals and of course beer… This is what we should see on Saturday in the Revierderby, the mother of all German derbies. Their place in the standings, their form, their objectives… Nothing matters when they face each other. Last season Schalke were fighting relegation but that didn’t stop from beating Dortmund 4-2 on the road. With that defeat Dortmund lost the title finishing 2nd in the standings, 2 points behind Bayern Munich. Dortmund’s players are determined to revenge that negative result and beat Schalke on the road. This season the 2 teams are separated by just 1 point in the standings with Dortmund sitting 4th with 15 points and Schalke 7th with 14 points. The Bundesliga season kicked-off with many upsets and the 1st 9 teams in the standings are separated by just 2 points. The matches have been very unpredictable. After three 2-2 draws in a row, Dortmund bounced back winning 1-0 at home against leaders Gladbach. Hoffenheim ended Schalke’s 5 match unbeaten run (4 wins 1 draw) beating them 2-0 on their turf. But again, stats are not important when it comes to this derby match.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Schalke have no European commitments. They will be fresh and ready for this battle. Bentaleb is expected to return from injury so David Wagner can use his best starting XI. On the other side Dortmund will have some fitness issues after the Champions League match away in Italy against Inter Milan. Alcacer (Achilles tendon), Piszczek (torn muscle) were sidelined against Gladbach but it looks like Alcacer is ready to return and play against Schalke. Jadon Sancho was internally suspended for not returning on time from international duty, but he will definitely feature in the starting XI.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>The Revierderby averages exactly three goals per match over its 95 fixtures. We expect drama, we expect aggressivity, determination and fighting spirit from both sides. There’s no time to defend in this derby. Both teams will enter this clash all guns blazing, and we don’t understand why the bookies have the over 2.5 goals in the match priced so high. We say thank you and kick-off our betting weekend with a banker. Yes, BANKER… 2-unit play. It might win, it might lose but that’s the correct approach.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bundesliga Betting Odds"><strong><em>Best tip for the match: Over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.72 with Bet365</em></strong></a></p></div>
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