20th February 2021 – 18:30, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Schalke and Borussia Dortmund will close Saturday’s action in the Bundesliga 22nd round in the Revier Derby. The hosts still hope they can avoid relegation while the away side fights for the Champions League spot.
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview & Team News
Schalke is the biggest underachiever this season in the Bundesliga. The hosts are hammered to the bottom of the table with only nine points collected. They recorded only one victory so far in the season, and if something doesn’t change drastically, we’ll see them in the second-tier next season. It seems that Christian Gross is the only man that can save the falling giant. However, with a poor squad and many injury troubles, this experienced head coach needs some magic as well. Schalke managed to remain undefeated only twice in the past five rounds. The nearest team in the safe zone, Hertha, has collected twice-more points than Schalke. The home side suffered three straight defeats at Veltins Arena, and they need to improve urgently to remain in the relegation battle. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar signed for Schalke this January, but he still struggles with injuries.
Borussia Dortmund has been very inconsistent recently, and the visitors booked only one win in the previous five rounds. However, their confidence is on the rise after beating Sevilla 3:2 on the road on Wednesday. Erling Haaland displayed another excellent performance and proved that he’s especially motivated in the Champions League. Dortmund needs to stabilize its form and start a winning run to get back in the top four battle. Schalke seems to be a perfect opponent, although this is a regional derby. Wolfsburg is six points ahead of the away side, and Dortmund doesn’t have the right to keep spilling more points. Their away performances declined severely, and the visitors lost four times in their previous five outings. Jadon Sancho and the lads need a run of good results to secure another Champions League campaign.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Schalke is in big trouble, and Dortmund will look forward to deepening their crisis. We believe the visitors will secure their advantage already at halftime.
Goals Market Prediction
Their head-to-head clashes have usually been very exciting and efficient. We believe these two teams will continue the tradition and score at least three goals in total.
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund HT-FT @ 1.80
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.45
Correct score 1:3 @ 10.00