The Bundesliga is finally back! The popular football league will be played behind closed doors starting on Saturday, May 16. This is the first European football league to restart following the COVID-19 shutdown.
The game of the week is the derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04. This is a crucial game for Borussia Dortmund because they are in second place in the Bundesliga standings with 51 points, four points behind Bayern Munich and they can’t afford to drop any points. Can FC Schalke 04 surprise them?
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Borussia Dortmund: 1.54
• FC Schalke 04: 6.33
• Draw: 4.53
• Borussia Dortmund: -1, -1.5 (2.08)
• FC Schalke 04: -1, -1.5 (1.85)
• Over 2.5, 3 (1.83)
• Under 2.5, 3 (2.07)
Key Points to Consider
Last 6: Borussia Dortmund, coming off a 2-0 road loss vs Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League, have 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws in their last 6 overall. FC Schalke 04, coming off a 1-1 home draw vs Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, have 4 draws, 2 losses and 0 wins in their last 6 overall.
Momentum: Borussia Dortmund has been on an upward trend — winning four straight in the Bundesliga.
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Bundesliga action on Oct. 26, 2019 and the game finished with a 0-0 draw.
For Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho has a 48.94 percent chance to score. He averages 2.04 shots overall per sim, 1.13 shots on goal per and 0.67 goals per sim.
For FC Schalke 04, Benito Raman has a 22.78 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.16 shots overall per sim, 0.51 shots on goal per and 0.26 goals per sim.
Borussia Dortmund Moneyline.
Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Borussia Dortmund in this one. Average score in simulations is Borussia Dortmund 2.3 to FC Schalke 04 0.65.
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