Bundesliga: Dortmund vs Schalke odds & preview

The ultimate German derby is back. It’s been a while since the last one between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04. It’s been exactly 574 days since these two teams played against each other in the Bundesliga. The favorite for the Dortmund vs Schalke odds is quite obvious. Even if Borussia Dortmund had to accept a brutal loss against Manchester City during the week on the second matchday of the Champions League group stage – they are still favored for the match winner football online betting odds.

Between Dortmund and Schalke, the odds for the home win are currently even below 1.40, which corresponds to an implied probability of occurrence of over 70%. However, it is also clear that derbies are governed by their own laws and the Gelsenkirchen team will naturally do everything in their power to land a surprise coup at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon. Even a point win would be considered a success from Schalke 04’s point of view.

Borussia Dortmund Form-Check

After winning the first group match of the Champions League, they had to face Manchester City on Wednesday – and their former striker Erling Haaland. Even though they had to accept a last-minute defeat, Dortmund played pretty well. Especially if you take the last Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig (0:3) as a comparison. Now they really need to focus on the match against Schalke 04.

Nevertheless, caution should be exercised from the perspective of the black-and-yellow team, as BVB has lost its last two home games against promoted teams. In the preseason, BVB lost 3:4 against VfL Bochum, and a few weeks ago they suffered a memorable 2:3 defeat against Werder Bremen. In the club’s history, there have never been three consecutive defeats against newly promoted teams in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund has won all of the last three derbies. Four times in a row, they even went without conceding a goal. Also, there is the traditional home strength and qualitative advantages that cannot be disputed. There are also signs of improvement in terms of personnel. Adeyemi and Malen celebrated their long-awaited comeback during the week – and this definitely adds up to their offensive firepower and the trending winning Dortmund vs Schalke odds.

Schalke 04 Form-Check

FC Schalke 04 has calmed down a bit in the last two weeks. After a bad start to the season with only two points from the first four games and a hefty 1:6 home defeat against Union Berlin, the Gelsenkirchen club seems to have stabilized somewhat. The 1-1 draw in Stuttgart was already a first small step in the right direction, which was confirmed by the 2-1 home win against Bochum the previous week.

Despite this upward trend in terms of points, however, it should be noted that the opponents were nowhere near the caliber of the archrivals from Dortmund. Moreover, Kramer’s eleven has not yet been able to convince with its soccer skills. The best thing about Schalke 04 during these early stages of the season are the standards. With five goals scored – only Bayern Munich is better in this category. Do not forget to follow our news blog to be aware of the latest updates in the football world and increase your odds of winning.

Dortmund vs Schalke Prediction

For this match, we are expecting quite a lot of goals. Borussia Dortmund will be keen on gaining some confidence after the last two losses against RB Leipzig and Manchester City. Obviously, it’s not a shame to lose against those two high-profile clubs – but a loss against Schalke 04 would be totally unacceptable. That’s for sure. Probably Dortmund will go full throttle to score an early goal. For this particular reason, we tend to go for a +1,5 goals for the first half. Currently, the odds are sitting at 2.15 for this.

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Our prediction: +1,5 goals in the 1st half with odds of 2.15