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Dortmund vs Schalke betting tips: A Fascinating Revierderby clash

The blockbuster fixture on the return of the Bundesliga is no other than the Revierderby clash between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke. We preview this huge fixture and look at why this is such a significant clash.


Event Details

Who is playing? Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 in the Revierderby

What competition is it? German Bundesliga Matchday 26

When are they playing? 14:30 GMT, Saturday 16th May 2020

Where is it being played? Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.

Where can I watch? BT Sport 1

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04

“There are few matchups that could top this Revierderby clash on the return of Bundesliga action. Both sides have experienced several weeks away from the game and form could very well go out of the window in this one. The passion of the rivalry without the fans will still be on show not least because this could be a season-defining match, especially for title-chasing Dortmund. Expect a physical, tactical affair from the off but injury-hit Dortmund cannot afford to drop points and should open up the game.”

Sam’s Betting Tips

  1. Dortmund – 8/15*
  2. Over 2.5 Goals – 7/10*
  3. BTTS + Dortmund – 7/5*
  4. HT/FT (Draw/Dortmund) – 16/5*
  5. Multibet Exact Score (3-0, 3-1, 3-2) – 4/1*

*Odds as of Wednesday 13th May and subject to change

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A tough return for The Black and Yellows

BVB find themselves in the familiar position of chasers in the race for the Bundesliga title, sitting second behind Bayern Munich. They sit within reaching distance, as four points separate them from the Bavarians. However, their first three games back in action are very tough and potentially decisive in their chances to break the Bayern dominance. After the Schalke clash, they travel to Wolfsburg before facing the Munich on home soil on Tuesday 26th May. Several players are set to miss the derby because of injuries and fitness issues.

Before the break, Dortmund were performing strongly in the league, having won seven of their eight Bundesliga matches. Their only defeat came to Bayer Leverkusen, managed by former BVB boss Peter Bosz. Whilst Dortmund were scoring for fun, thanks to the likes of Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho in attack, defensively under Favre they have been leaky. BVB have conceded 33 goals this season, more than any of the Top 5 sides. That is not an impressive record going into this Revierderby that produces plenty of goals.

Betting tipBoth Teams To Score (3/4* with Mark Jarvis)

*Odds as of Wednesday 13th May and subject to change

Schalke 04 love a draw

Ruhr region rivals Schalke have struggled some significant results earlier in the season under former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner. The Royal Blue side defeated RB Leipzig away 3-1 in September and picked up some narrow wins to put themselves in and around the top sides. However, since the turn of the year, S04 have managed just one win and four goals scored in eight games. They have scored the least amount of goals of any side in the top 10, with the top scorer Suat Serdar on seven.

They have the most draws of any side in the Bundesliga this season so far with 10. In late February however, Schalke suffered a 5-0 home defeat to Bayern, only to lose 3-0 away to Cologne the following week. This break could have come at a magnificent time for Wagner’s side, and they can take enormous confidence knowing the Westfalstadion with have no fans to create an intimidating atmosphere. Not only that, they have not lost in their last three Revierderby clashes at Dortmund, including a famous 4-2 win last season.

Betting tip – Draw No Bet Schalke (3/1* with Mark Jarvis)

*Odds as of Wednesday 13th May and subject to change

Revierderby Previous Meetings

26th October 2019 S04 0-0 BVB Bundesliga
27th April 2019 BVB 2-4 S04 Bundesliga
8th December 2018 S04 1-2 BVB Bundesliga
15th April 2018 S04 2-0 BVB Bundesliga
25th November 2017 BVB 4-4 S04 Bundesliga

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Sam is an experienced content writer with a history of working in the sports industry. Sam is a media and communication professional with a bachelor's degree focused in Sports Studies.

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