Borussia Dortmund travel to the Veltins Arena hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table. Dortmund have a nine-point advantage over Bayern Munich coming into this game, but the lead over second-placed Borussia Mönchengladbach is at a slightly lower seven points. Schalke are struggling in the mid-table places of the Bundesliga 2018-19 table, and they are nowhere near enough the achievements of the previous campaign. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Schalke were only able to manage a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim during the weekend. A late penalty from Nabil Bentaleb provided the point for Domenico Tedesco’s men.
Borussia Dortmund were able to secure a comfortable 2-0 success over Freiburg in the recent home match. This was the 10th victory from 13 matches this season for Dortmund.
Schalke and Dortmund played out a 2-0 game that went in favour of the former in the recent meeting at the Veltins Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Borussia Dortmund.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Borussia Dortmund win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke may be at home but they are not a great pick to win the match. Even though three out of the fourth league victories for Domenico Tedesco’s men have come at home, they are up against a very strong Dortmund outfit. Lucien Favre has transformed Dortmund’s fortunes in the 2018-19 campaign and the team have been extremely hard to beat. Even though the club have won just four out of the six away games this season, Dortmund are in a very strong position indeed. Our preview would pick a win for Dortmund.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Borussia Dortmund win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund draw odds: 3.40
Schalke win odds: 3.30
Correct Score odds
The recent matches between Dortmund and Schalke have predominantly produced less than 2.5 goals, but there have been several entertaining encounters in the past – including a 4-4 draw at the Signal Iduna Park last season. Schalke remain reasonably good going forward when it comes to home matches and Dortmund’s offence has been their biggest strength this season. Our correct score prediction would pick a 2-1 win for Dortmund.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Borussia Dortmund 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though the last two games involving Dortmund may have produced less than 2.5 goals, it is difficult to envisage a repeat of the same considering the offensive quality of the two teams coming into the match. Both have been involved in some entertaining games over the years and it would not be surprising if Schalke put up a strong fight against Dortmund with home support behind them. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Paco Alcacer came up with the second goal in the recent game against Freiburg and this has helped him take his season’s tally to 10 league goals – one ahead of Marco Reus, who has been in decent form throughout the campaign. Yet, Paco Alcacer has been a breath of fresh air in the Dortmund team and our first goalscorer prediction would back the new signing.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Paco Alcacer at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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