Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 face at Signal ‑ Iduna ‑ Park, in a match for the 26 th round of the Bundesliga. In the last confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 26‑10‑2019, the final result was a draw by (0‑0). At this stadium, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 27‑04‑2019, in a match for the Bundesliga, Schalke 04 won by (2‑4). The goals of the match were scored by M. Götze (14 ') and A. Witsel (84') for Borussia Dortmund and by D. Caligiuri (18 'and 62'), S. Sané (28 ') and B. Embolo (86 ') for Schalke 04. Although this is a game between 2nd and 6th in the general classification, it is actually a game between the 1st classified in home games and the 10th as a visitor.
After 15 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses, the home team is in the 2nd position, having won 51 points. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Borussia Mönchengladbach by (1‑2), after in the previous match they have won (1‑0) at home, against Freiburg. This is a team little affected by the home factor, as they have achieved similar results at home and away. The team arrives at this meeting after an away defeat by Paris Saint Germain by (2‑0).
In this competition, they haven't lost any of the last 12 matches at their stadium. His attack has scored with great regularity, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 12 matches for the competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times but managed to turn the score around in 3.
Borussia Dortmund is going through a positive phase in the Bundesliga, has four consecutive wins and is four points behind leaders Bayern Munich. However, it is important to note that the home club may come unmotivated after the elimination of the Champions League. The home team is known for its deadly counterattacks, and has excellent players for this role. In this round Dortmund should play in a tactical system in 3-4-3, with the objective of using the side aisles to invest in the offensive process. Jadon Sancho is the great scorer of this team with 14 goals signed. The home coach should not be able to count on Marco Reus because he is injured.
The visiting team is currently in 6th place, with 37 points won,
after 9 wins, 10 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost
away to Cologne by (3‑0). In the last match, they tied at home for
Hoffenheim by (1‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor,
that is, they achieve practically the same points at home and away, with
18 goals scored and 18 goals conceded at home, against 15 goals scored
and 18 conceded as a visitor. In the league, Schalke 04 won 12 points
out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the
last 10 home matches.
In this competition, they haven't won any of the last 6 away matches. In the away matches in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 'was 0-0, which was verified in 5 of their 13 games. The team has allowed goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so they haven't been very strong defensively. In 25 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard.
Schalke 04 enters this game with an equal, in 1x1, receiving Hoffenheim, adding in this way the seventh consecutive encounter without winning in this competition. We recall that the visitors continue to fight for a European place next season. Contrary to the “enemy” of this round, the visiting team must play in a 4-3-3 tactical system, with the objective of taking advantage of the progression on the ground through short passes. Thus, it is expected that Schalke 04 will adopt a more backward stance, bearing in mind that it has a squad of inferior quality. Serdar is the best scorer of this team with 7 goals scored. Away from this game are Mascarell, Caligiuri, Stambouli, Sané and Kabak, all injured.
FC Schalke 04 haven't won in their last 6 games.
Borussia Dortmund's home record this season: 9-3-0.
Jadon Sancho is Borussia Dortmund's top scorer with 14 goals. Suat Serdar has scored 7 times for FC Schalke 04.
A year ago, FC Schalke 04 were number 14 in the table with 23 points. Now they are number 6 with 37 points.
Borussia Dortmund haven't lost in any of their last 19 home matches.
Borussia Dortmund have won 5 home matches in a row.
The most common result of matches between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 is 0-0. 11 matches have ended with this result.
Borussia Dortmund wins 1st half in 44% of their matches, FC Schalke 04 in 34% of their matches.
Borussia Dortmund wins 44% of halftimes, FC Schalke 04 wins 34%.
Borussia Dortmund's performance of the last 5 matches is better than FC Schalke 04's.
In Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund has better performance than FC Schalke 04.
FC Schalke 04 have lost just 1 of their last 5 Bundesliga games against Borussia Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund have won just 1 of their last 5 Bundesliga games against FC Schalke 04.
FC Schalke 04 have lost just 1 of their last 5 games against Borussia Dortmund (in all competitions).
In the last 5 meetings Borussia Dortmund won 1, FC Schalke 04 won 2, 2 draws.
Their last meeting was a draw. (0-0)
Borussia Dortmund scores 1.6 goals in a match against FC Schalke 04 and FC Schalke 04 scores 2.2 goals against Borussia Dortmund (on average).
Borussia Dortmund scores 2.73 goals when playing at home and FC Schalke 04 scores 2.75 goals when playing away (on average).
Average number of goals in meetings between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 is 3.8.
When Borussia Dortmund leads 1-0 at home, they win in 92% of their matches.
When FC Schalke 04 leads 0-1 away, they win in 66% of their matches.
When Borussia Dortmund is down 0-1 home, they win 50% of their matches.
When FC Schalke 04 is down 1-0 away, they win 28% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 is 1.6.
Borussia Dortmund have a winning streak of 4 matches in Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund's last home win against FC Schalke 04 was in 2015.
During the last 27 meetings with Borussia Dortmund playing at home, Borussia Dortmund have won 7 times, there have been 11 draws while FC Schalke 04 have won 9 times. The goal difference is 37-36 in favour of FC Schalke 04.
Last season's matches: 2-4 (Borussia Dortmund at home) and 1-2 (FC Schalke 04 at home).
Borussia Dortmund haven't scored in 0 of their 12 home matches in Bundesliga this season.
FC Schalke 04 haven't scored in 6 of their 12 away matches in Bundesliga this season.
During the last 56 meetings, Borussia Dortmund have won 14 times, there have been 24 draws while FC Schalke 04 have won 18 times. The goal difference is 71-67 in favour of FC Schalke 04.
Did you know that Borussia Dortmund scores 24% of their goals between the minutes 46-60?
Did you know that FC Schalke 04 scores 27% of their goals between the minutes 76-90?
In Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund have 4 successive home wins.