Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 meet at Signal ‑ Iduna ‑ Park, in a match for the 5th round of the Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 05-16-2020, in a Bundesliga match that ended with Borussia Dortmund winning by (4‑0). The goals of the match were scored by Raphaël Guerreiro (45 ‘and 63’), E. Haaland (29 ‘) and T. Hazard (48′) for Borussia Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund :
The home team is currently in the 3rd position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Freiburg by (4‑0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Hoffenheim by (0‑1). The team comes to this match after an away loss against Lazio by (3‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Borussia Dortmund won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. Their defense has been very solid, since they only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 38 of the last 52 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 8 of their 22 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).
The Borussia Dortmund team comes to this match after a 3×1 defeat in the visit to Lazio, in a Champions League match: Erling Haaland scored the team’s only goal. It should be noted that the local team beat Hoffenheim, by 0x1, on the last day of the Bundesliga. In this home game, coach Lucien Favre will have to play in the usual 3-4-3, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, with Axel Witsel being the main organizer and creator of the offensive process. Striker Erling Haaland is Dortmund’s top scorer in this competition, with 4 goals scored. Outside of this game are Nico Schulz, Thorgan Hazard, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Marcel Schmelzer, all with physical problems.
Schalke 04 :
After 1 draw and 3 losses, the visiting team is currently in 17th position, with 1 point won. In their last match, they drew (1‑1) against Union Berlin at home, after losing away in the previous match, in a match against RB Leipzig, by (4‑0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Schalke 04 won 1, drew 2 and lost 7.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 4 matches they played in this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, as 39 of the last 45 matches they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals.
The Schalke 04 team comes to this game after a draw, by 1×1, in the reception to the Berlin Union, thus adding the first point in the Bundesliga: the only goal of the team was scored by Gonçalo Paciência. In this away game, coach Manuel Baum will have to play in a tactical formation at 4-3-3, favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks from the flanks: Steven Skrzybski and Raman are very fast and strong in the counterattack. Gonçalo Paciência stands out at Schalke 04, with 1 goal and 1 assist. It should be noted that Schalke 04 presents great difficulties in maintaining ball possession and tactical organization. Absent from this game will be Ozan Kabak, suspended, in addition to Suat Serdar and Ralf Fahrmann, both with physical problems.