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Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 05/16/2020 Online Soccer Betting Picks, Odds and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 05/16/2020 – Borussia Dortmund and Schalke kick off the resumption of the German Bundesliga with another installment of the Revierdervy (Ruhr Derby) on May 16, 9:30 AM ET at the Signal Iduna Park. Televiewers in the United States can watch the fixture via Fox Soccer Match Pass and SofaScore will feature the match on live stream. Second-running Dortmund will look to close in on table-toppers Bayern Munich while sixth-ranked Schalke aims to begin their last-ditch push to earn an automatic Europa League berth with a surprise victory. Online sportsbook favors Borussia Dortmund to secure the victory over Schalke and keep their hopes for the league title intact.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 05/16/2020
Winners of their last four games, Dortmund (15-6-4 win-draw-loss, 51 points) seek to extend their winning streak to five against arch-rival Schalke. The Lucien Favre-mentored Black and Yellows are capable of scoring goals in bunches, but in their last four Bundesliga outings, they placed a premium on defense. Following their setback against Bayer Leverkusen where they allowed four goals, Dortmund surrendered one goal while scoring nine over their last four games. Goalkeeper Roman Burki is primarily credited for his solid stance between the pipes with three clean sheets during the streak.
Burki, however, could not do it alone as the defensive line of Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Manuel Akanji, Achraf Hakimi and Lukasz Piszczek were likewise vital in the winning run, as they kept the Swiss keeper away from pressure. Dortmund is a loaded team in offense with Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus carrying the load on offense with 25 goals combined. But with Reus sidelined, Thorgan Hazard and Erling Haaland stepped up and rendered scoring help to Sancho. Dortmund will need the offensive firepower to defeat Schalke and maintain their dominance at home.
Players to Watch
Jadon Sancho (14 goals, 15 assists); Marco Reus 11 G, 5 A); Erling Haaland (9 G, 1 A); Thorgan Hazard (5 G, 10 A); Raphael Guerreiro (5 G, 2 A); Achraf Hakimi (3 G, 10 A). Roman Burki (37 saves, 7 clean sheets).
Sixth-ranked Schalke (9-10-6, 37 points) hope to halt their seven-game winless skid in the Bundesliga against Borussia Dortmund and kick off their last-ditch run to gain a berth in the Europa League group stages. The Royal Blues’ current position is good for a qualification spot in the Europa League but close behind are Wolfsburg, Freiburg, and Hoffenheim. The teams are at least a point behind Schalke, who seemed to have lost their form before the coronavirus pandemic halted Bundesliga proceedings. The last time they notched a victory was on January 18 against Moenchengladbach and since then they drew four and lost three.
In those losses, Schalke surrendered 13 goals (five each against Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, and three against Cologne). The Royal Blues need to get their acts together on defense against a goal-scoring machine-like Dortmund. Markus Schubert will be pressured to play solid defense between the pipes to stop the Black and Yellows from making the match into an offensive clinic. On the attacking side, Suat Serdar and Amine Harit must dare keeper Roman Burki and Dortmund’s defense to commit mistakes to increase Schalke’s chances to score.
Players to Watch
Suat Serdar (7 goals, 0 assist); Amine Harit (6 G, 4 A); Benito Raman (4 G, 3 A); Ozan Kabak (3 G, 1 A); Ahmed Kutuku (3 G, 1 A); Bastian Oczipika 0 G, 4 A); Markus Schubert (27 saves, 1 clean sheet).
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Betting Numbers
Top sports betting websites favor Dortmund in the rivalry game against Schalke due to their immense offensive firepower. However, you must not sleep on the Royal Blues, who might have used the long break to adjust and familiarize their roles for the last nine games of the season.
Moneyline: Dortmund is a safe bet on in this fixture as it holds a -233 ML. A wager for Schalke gets a +585 moneyline and a draw merits a +368 ML.
Score Prediction: Borussia Dortmund will prevail over Schalke in the derby, 4-0.