2019-20 Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 kick off? Saturday 14th March, 2020 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 being played? Signal-Iduna-Park

What TV channel is Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 in the UK? bet365 streams over 140,000 live events every year, sign up and check here if this match will be streamed!

Where can I get tickets for Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04?

Borussia Dortmund – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/bvb/

Schalke 04 – https://store.schalke04.de/tickets/schalke-04-spiele/alle-spiele/

What was the score in the last meeting between Borussia Dortmund & Schalke 04? Schalke 04 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

THE TEAM NEWS

BORUSSIA DORTMUND

  • Borussia Dortmund were knocked out of the Champions League by PSG in midweek, which ended their run of five straight wins in all competitions.
  • Coach Favre has had a fairly settled line-up in recent weeks and is unlikely to make major changes from the side that started in Paris.
  • Delaney is back in full training but is likely to be given more time to get his fitness up, while captain Reus remains sidelined.

Predicted line-up (3-4-3): Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Zagadou; Hakimi, Witsel, Can, Raphael Guerreiro; Brandt, Haaland, Sancho

Unavailable: Reus (Injured)

Doubtful: Delaney (Injured)

SCHALKE 04

  • Schalke 04 make the short trip to Dortmund without a win in six games in all competitions after drawing 1-1 with Hoffenheim last Saturday.
  • Coach Wagner still has a lengthy injury list to contend with and is not expected to welcome anyone back for this one, although Serdar and Juan Miranda are close.
  • Reserve player Becker is therefore set to start again in an inexperienced backline, while Harit could be recalled in attack.

Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Schubert; Todibo, Becker, Nastasic; Kenny, McKennie, Schopf, Oczipka; Matondo, Harit; Burgstaller

Unavailable: Caligiuri (Injured), Kabak (Injured), Sane (Injured), Omar Mascarell (Injured), Stambouli (Injured)

Doubtful: Juan Miranda (Injured), Serdar (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

This will not have the usual feel of a local derby as the 80,000-capacity Signal-Iduna-Park will have no fans inside. However, Dortmund do not need any help scoring goals at the moment and against a Schalke side ravaged by defensive injuries, they could do some damage to their bitter rivals.

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