Borussia Dortmund 3-0-1, FC Schalke 04 0-1-3
10/24/20 12:30 pm
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Borussia Dortmund is welcoming FC Schalke 04 to Signal Iduna Park in round 5 in the German Bundesliga.
Borussia is doing well in Bundesliga, and they are in 3rd place with 9 points, 8 scored goals, and only 2 conceded goals. In their Champions League match against Lazio on the road earlier this weekend, Borussia was dominating, but they ended up losing this match 3-1. In their last Bundesliga game, Borussia was playing against Hoffenheim on the road, and they have had 55% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 83% of the correct passes. Despite being the dominant team in that game, Borussia was struggling with finishing their chances. They finally succeeded in the 76th minute, and Borussia has won this match 0-1. Haaland has scored 4 goals for Borussia so far this season, while Reyna added 1 goal and 3 assists. Borussia is in a solid group in the Champions League, and I see them getting past the group stage despite this terrible loss. As far as Bundesliga goes, Borussia is always alongside Bayern as the biggest favorite for the title, and if they can keep their defense at this level, I can see Borussia possibly taking the title from Bayern this season.
What to say about Schalke, well, nothing good. Schalke is in a rebuild mode but conceding 16 goals in 4 games is too much even for the team that is rebuilding. Schalke has scored only 2 goals so far, and they are in 17th place with only 1 point. The good news for Schalke is that there are a few more bad teams in Bundesliga, which means Schalke could actually stay in Bundesliga despite their terrible defense and offense. Schalke was playing against Union Berlin at home in their last Bundesliga game, and they have had 53% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Schalke conceded a goal in the 55th minute, but they were able to tie the score in the 69th minute. The final score of this game was 1-1. Uth and Paciencia have each scored 1 goal for Schalke so far this season. Mascarell and Paciencia each added 1 assist so far. Serdar is injured, while Kabak is suspended because of the red card. Schalke has been far from their old glory for a long, long time, and this season will probably be the hardest in their history. Schalke is an iconic German team, but unfortunately for them, Schalke might be relegated.
Dortmund has won their last 3 home games, while Schalke hasn’t won any of their last 11 away games. The trends are actually on Schalke’s side, but there is no way in hell I would side with Schalke in their current form. Borussia will look to bounce back from their loss in the Champions League, and I think they will.