FC Schalke 04 1-6-14, Borussia Dortmund 10-3-8
2/20/21 12:30 pm
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FC Schalke is hosting Borussia Dortmund at VELTINS-Arena in The Revierderby of round 22 in German Bundesliga.
Schalke is still in the last place in Bundesliga with only 9 points, and being 9 points from safety, it’s becoming clear that Schalke will be relegated. Schalke is both the worse offensive and defensive team in Bundesliga with only 15 scored goals and massive 52 conceded goals. Schalke has beaten Hoffenheim in early January, but they haven’t won any of their last 7 games. In their last game against Union Berlin on the road, Schalke has had 63% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. This was a game between two teams with a weak offense, and this match ended in a 0-0 draw. Hoppe is still Schalke’s leading goalscorer with 5 goals, while Harit added 5 assists. Paciencia, Ludewig, Skrzybski, Sane, Ronnow, and Huntelaar are all injured for Schalke. Since Schalke is rebuilding their team, it’s better for them to do it in Bundesliga 2, and get back in Bundesliga in 2 years.
Borussia Dortmund might not be playing well in Bundesliga, but they have had a great game against Sevilla in the Champions League earlier this week. Borussia has had low possession, but they had 5 shots on goal, and they were able to score 3 goals which was enough for a 2-3 win. In the Bundesliga standings, Borussia Dortmund is now in 6th place with 33 points, 41 scored goals, and 31 conceded goals. In their last Bundesliga game, Borussia was hosting Hoffenheim, and they were solid with 54% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 3 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. This was a fun game where Borussia got ahead in the 24th minute, but they conceded a goal in the 31st minute. Borussia has conceded another goal in the 51st minute, but they were able to tie the score in the 81st minute. The final result of this game was 2-2. Haaland has scored 15 goals so far this season, while Sancho added 4 goals and 9 assists. Schmeltzer and Witsel are the only 2 injured players for Borussia Dortmund at this time. Borussia’s confidence is high, and rightfully so after a nice win in the Champions League, but now is the time for Borussia to start winning in Bundesliga, and I think Schalke is the perfect opponent for that.
This is one of the biggest derby games in Germany, well maybe less big with Schalke being where they are. Borussia is the better team here, on both ends, and they are in better form. The odds on Borussia are not great here, but if we combine that with some goals, which we will see plenty in my opinion, we are getting a nice bet for a nice plus money.