One of the central matches of the upcoming weekend in Europe will be a clash between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke. The match is the Ruhr derby, one of the most principal confrontations in the world. Borussia Dortmund are the clear favorites of the encounter, but one should not forget two crucial details, namely Borussia are in crisis, the team has clear problems with morale and concentration, besides, the Bumblebees had a difficult UCL match against Tottenham in the midweek, which was lost to the Englishmen with a score of 1:2.
Within the last five Bundesliga matches, Borussia Dortmund didn’t win a single time: the losses from Leipzig, Hannover, Bayern and Stuttgart and an away draw with Eintracht. Such terrible results caused the Yellow-and-Blacks to fall to the fifth position in the German elite tournament table, having relegated from the Champions League zone even.
Borussia Dortmund fell, and Schalke vice versa have risen to the second position, the team from Gelsenkirchen is losing six points to Bayern and has equal number of points with Leipzig. The future guests had enough time to prepare for the upcoming game, as the Royal Blues do not participate in the Eurocups this season and that is another small point in favor of Tedesco’s men.
Borussia Dortmund took a great number of points at their home ground in the previous seasons, but in the 2017-18 season, Signal Iduna Park stopped being a fortress for the Bumblebees. In this situation it is very risky to bet on Borussia in crisis and it is better to pay attention to the progress of the men from Gelsenkirchen and put your money on them in the Ruhr derby.
Prediction for the match: Schalke to win with +1.5 Asian handicap