Schalke vs. Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga – Match Preview

The second Revierderby of the season takes place on Saturday as Schalke entertain Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund were poor as they edged past Ingolstadt in their last fixture, however closed the gap on RB Leipzig in second.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s early strike was the difference, although the visitors missed several good chances to earn a point.

Schalke earned a narrow 1-0 success away at Mainz prior to the international break.

Sead Kolasinac’s second half winner saw Schalke move into the top half of the Bundesliga.

Bundesliga form: Schalke W2 D1 L2; Borussia Dortmund W4 D0 L1
Bundesliga top scorers
Schalke – Nabil Bentaleb & Alessandro Schopf 5 goals each
Borussia Dortmund – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang 23 goals

Match history
The meeting between the two earlier in the season was a tame goalless draw at the Igndal Park.

Last five Bundesliga meetings
Borussia Dortmund 0 Schalke 0 – 29/10/16
Schalke 2 Borussia Dortmund 2 – 10/04/16
Borussia Dortmund 3 Schalke 2 – 08/11/15
Borussia Dortmund 3 Schalke 0 – 28/02/15
Schalke 2 Borussia Dortmund 1 – 27/09/14

Over 2.5 goals – 8/11 with Paddy Power

Team news
Daniel Caligiuri should start on the left wing, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting a doubt for the hosts.

For the visitors, full-backs Lukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer are likely to start in central defence.

Expected starting XI’s
Schalke (4-2-3-1): Fahrmann; Kehrer, Howedes, Nastasic, Kolasinac; Geis, Bentaleb; Schopf, Goretzka, Caligiuri; Burgstaller
Borussia Dortmund (3-4-2-1): Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Schmelzer; Durm, Weigl, Castro, Guerreiro; Dembele, Pulisic; Aubameyang

Predictions

Result: Draw (13/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-2 (14/1 with William Hill)

Anytime Goalscorer: Ousmane Dembele (2/1 with Bet 365)

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