Schalke 04 (@3.1) vs Dortmund (@2.15)
26-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Dortmund will win

Schalke 04 – Dortmund Match Prediction | 26-10-2019 09:30

Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got himself on the score-sheet once again, taking his tally to 7 goals in eight matches one in each of his last three. Dortmund are without a win inthree in the Bundesligaand were caught off guard as last weekends trip toface the out-of-form Ingolstadt saw them forced to fight from 3-1 down to take away a point from the eventual 3-3 draw. Aubameyang trails the Bundesligas leading goalscorer, Anthony Modeste of Cologne, by just one goal and his form would indicate that a bet on himto score anytime at 4/6 with bet365 would be reasonable. Borussia Dortmunds mid-week 1-1 draw at home to Union Berlin in the 2nd round of the DFB-Pokal, where they progressed through to the 3rd round on penalties, means the hosts come into this with just one competitive win in their last six matches.

Reus opened the scoring for Dortmund at home to Freiburg courtesy of a fortieth minute penalty, and the hosts were good money for their half time lead after outplaying their guests in every department. The hosts continued the dominate the match in the second half, but that all important second goal continued to evade them. Alccer was introduced into the game in the seventieth minute and it was the Spaniard that wrapped up all three points for Dortmund when he made it 2-0 in stoppage time.

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Meanwhile, Dortmund find themselves largely out-of-form and under pressure.Dortmund are at risk of goingfour games without a win for the first time under coach Thomas Tuchel currently enduring a three-game winless streak for the second timeunder his leadership and a 1-1 draw at home to second tier side Union Berlin and a 3-3 draw away to joint bottom side Ingolstadt are not particularly promising results from a side that should be challenging for the title.

The German midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but it has to be noted that he was struggling with injury at the start of the season. Gotze scored 22 goals in 83 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2013 and he joined Borussia Dortmunds bitterest rivals Bayern Munich on April, 2013.

Paco Alccers face may not have fit at Barcelona, but the Spanish striker has netted ten goals in the Bundesliga and is playing a vital role in Dortmunds title challenge. Burgstaller, Embolo, and Skrzybski have all chipped in with two goals each for Saturdays hosts, but the obvious lack of a goalscorer is certainly having a negative effect on Schalkes season. Reus injury nightmare seems to be behind him and the German forward appears to be back to his very best with nine league goals so far this season. That penalty took Bentaleb onto three goals for the season which is enough to see the Algerian top score for Schalke in the league.

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Dortmund havent kept a clean sheet in 8 competitive fixtures and given Schalkes 2.5 goal per game scoring average we expect them to take full advantage of this. Consequently, a bet of over 2.5 goals and both teams to score would also be a pretty decent shout at 10/11 with bet365. Dortmund have, however, only failed to score at home in one of their last 25 home matches, so wed expect them to also take away at least a goal here. Following these averages, we feel a correct score bet of 2-1 Schalke at 16/1 seems extremely reasonable value given the sides respective forms.

Speaking of his international career, Breel Embolo has four caps for Switzerland U21 team and he made his senior debut on March 31, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with United States of America. Embolo is very powerful striker, he is technically strong, he has explosive pace and a composed finisher. The Schalke striker made his Bundesliga debut on August 27 in a 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Die Knappen, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-2 loss to Hoffenheim, but they are on the right track to secure yet another Bundesliga survival. Seeing that Schalke 04 are not regarded as good travelers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Lucien Favres troops, who are determined to put an end to Bayern Munchens dominance in the German top flight.

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Centre backs Neven Subotic and Sven Bender remain doubtful alongside wing-backs Raphael Guerreiro and Erik Durm. Dortmund's Marco Reus is out of rehabilitation training after his injury spell but is not expected back until later this year. Andre Schurrle and Gonzalo Castro are also unlikely to feature and young winger Emre Mor serves the second of his 2 match suspension for the straight red picked up against Hertha.

Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got himself on the score-sheet once again, taking his tally to 7 goals in eight matches one in each of his last three. Aubameyang trails the Bundesligas leading goalscorer, Anthony Modeste of Cologne, by just one goal and his form would indicate that a bet on himto score anytime at 4/6 with bet365 would be reasonable. Borussia Dortmunds mid-week 1-1 draw at home to Union Berlin in the 2nd round of the DFB-Pokal, where they progressed through to the 3rd round on penalties, means the hosts come into this with just one competitive win in their last six matches. Dortmund are without a win inthree in the Bundesligaand were caught off guard as last weekends trip toface the out-of-form Ingolstadt saw them forced to fight from 3-1 down to take away a point from the eventual 3-3 draw.