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Borussia Dortmund 7/4 to beat Schalke to nil in Saturday’s Bundesliga matchup

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Bundesliga 14 May 2020

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Competition: Bundesliga

Market: Borussia Dortmund win to nil

Odds: 7/4 @ Bet 365

Hoping to continue on their Bundesliga title charge with German football returning behind closed doors this weekend, Borussia Dortmund will host local rivals Schalke on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, although Dortmund may have seen their Champions League ambitions come to an end in Paris back in March, the mood in Lucien Farve’s camp should be on a high. Winning each of their last four Bundesliga matchups prior to the break and collecting 21 points out of a possible 24 on what has been a glittering run, there is no doubt that Farve will be most impressed by his side’s new-found resolve at the back. Along with being able to call upon the likes of starlets Jadon Sancho and the red-hot Erling Haland, BVB have conceded just a sole Bundesliga goal in almost 400 minutes of action and have landed three consecutive clean sheets on home soil. Opening the Bundesliga return sat four points adrift of Bayern and top spot, Saturday’s hosts should be looking to make a statement and grab local bragging rights this weekend.

As for the visitors, while Schalke may have managed to snatch a flattering 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim prior to the break, the Blues are in the midst of their worst run since bringing in former Huddersfield boss David Wagner. Failing to win any of their last seven Bundesliga matchups, a run that stems back to the middle of January, the Blues have also failed to win any of their last 10 matches across all formats within 90 minutes. A huge part of Schalke’s continued issues of late has been down to some glaring problems in the final third. Failing to record an away goal since opening 2020, their worst record over the past five years, Saturday’s guests have also landed just a sole Bundesliga goal in their last four outings. Given the huge gulf in class prior to the break, we’re backing another tough afternoon for a downbeat Schalke this weekend.

Bet: Borussia Dortmund 7/4 to beat Schalke to nil in Saturday’s Bundesliga matchup @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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