Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 16 May 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund host Schalke in the standout Bundesliga fixture on Saturday. The Revierderby is one of the most anticipated matches in Germany with goals a regular occurrence at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Lucien Favre’s troops suffered elimination in the Champions League knockout stages, meaning that they will be fully focused on the Bundesliga in the remainder of the season.
Borussia Dortmund have been in a splendid form of late, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive win in the national championship, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in the game of the weekend.
Die Knappen, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding nine goals in total in the previous three league fixtures.
Even though Saturday’s derby will be played behind closed doors, home win should be considered as influential winger Sancho returns to the starting line-up.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Head to Head
Schalke have a narrow 41-40 advantage against Borussia Dortmund with 38 draws in 119 encounters. Schalke won this fixture 4-2 last season with the first match this season ending 0-0 in Gelsenkirchen.
Team News BVB
Central defender Dan-Axel Zagadou is injured, but the break came at a good time for influential captain Marco Reus who could return here. Midfielder Thomas Delaney is another player who had time to overcome injury.
Team news Schalke
Centre back Ozan Kabak is out injured with many players benefiting from the break. Defenders Salif Sané and Juan Miranda could be back alongside midfielders Omar Mascarell, Suat Serdar, Daniel Caligiuri and Benjamin Stambouli.
It remains to be seen what happens with goalkeepers Markus Schubert and Alexander Nübel. Nübel has been on the outer after committing to Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Line-Ups