Bundesliga return: Dortmund vs Schalke preview
I cannot hide the happiness I feel right now knowing that football will return to our screen in eight days. I will be previewing and predicting all the upcoming Bundesliga matches one after the other until it resumes on May 16.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
Dortmund are second on the table, four points Bayern Munich, surprisingly they [Dortmund] have lost the same number of games [four] as the leaders [Bayern Munich].
The only reason they’re second in the league is because they’ve drawn six games compared to Bayern who have drawn four times. Therefore, Dortmund need this result if they’re going to stage a title challenge of any sort.
Schalke on the other hand need the three points to extend distance themselves away from Wolfburg and increase their chances of playing in Europe next season.
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Both teams have played 96 times, Dortmund have won 33 of those games, the points have been shared 30 times while Schalke have taken all three points in 33 games too.
Four of their last seven meetings have ended in a draw, Dortmund won just once in that period while Schalke have won on two occasions.
At the Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund have won 20 out of 47 times, they’ve scored 84 goals in those matches, that’s an average of 1.7 goals per home game. Schalke have won 12 times in 47 away games against Dortmund.
Dortmund have lost once in their last five games, that loss was away to PSG in the Champions League.
Schalke are winless in their last six games, losing to Köln, Bayern Munich, and Leipzig in the process and drawing the other three games.
Dortmund’s quality should see them through this game even though both teams will have fitness issues due to their lack of action in recent weeks.
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Schalke
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