Borussia Dortmund remain in the hunt for the league title and they take on a Schalke team still gripped with the fear of relegation. Dortmund remain a point behind Bayern Munich going into the last four games of the campaign and the likelihood of the team winning the first league title since 2011-12 is not in their hands. Schalke are still faced with the threat of relegation with the team only six points above the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Borussia Dortmund were able to enjoy a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Freiburg at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. This was a performance dictated by Marco Reus, who was also on the scoresheet apart from setting up two other goals.
Schalke’s hopes of pulling away from the relegation trouble were dampened by a 5-2 loss against Hoffenheim at the Veltins Arena. Schalke’s major source of confidence should ideally come at home, but they are winless in four matches at home.
The reverse fixture witnessed Borussia Dortmund getting a 2-1 victory at the Veltins Arena. The previous meeting between these two teams at the Signal Iduna Park witnessed a memorable match, as Schalke came back from 4-0 down to draw the game. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Dortmund win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Borussia Dortmund win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Dortmund are aiming to pick up their third successive league victory and go back to the top of the table since Bayern Munich are not playing until Sunday. This brief moment at the top will add pressure to Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Schalke are aiming to avoid their slight improvement in away results from disintegrating – Huub Stevens has seen Schalke avoid a defeat in the last two trips. Dortmund have dropped only four points so far at home and they have been quite imperious. Our preview would take a victory for Dortmund.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Borussia Dortmund win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke draw odds: 5.50
Schalke win odds: 9.00
Correct Score odds
Borussia Dortmund have come up with 14 goals in the last six league matches, as Bosz has been able to harness the power of Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho in the best possible manner. Dortmund are aware of Schalke’s defence being once again ripped apart after a brief improvement under Stevens. Hoffenheim were able to score five past Schalke last weekend. Our correct score prediction would pick a Dortmund 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Borussia Dortmund 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in five out of the last six matches involving Dortmund, whose defence has not been outstanding. The clean sheet against Freiburg was only the second for Dortmund in the last nine league outings. Our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Marco Reus was back on form in the game against Freiburg as he established a goal and two assists. These were the first goals for the German international since the last international break. Paco Alcacer also returned to first-team action with a goal – albeit from the penalty spot. Sancho has been a consistent performer in the last few weeks when compared with both these players. The England youngster also scored in the reverse game against Schalke. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Jadon Sancho.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jadon Sancho at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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