Betting tips for Schalke vs Dortmund 15.04.2018
A new Revierderby (derby of the Ruhr) faces in the Veltins Arena the Miners and Borussia Dortmund, with the second place in the Bundesliga in play.
Schalke regained second place in the table, after several weeks creating some doubts. The Mining team was put in the hands of the young Italian-German Domenico Tedesco (31 years) to regain an important role in German football, after a season in which his second round did not even serve to get into the next Europe League.
Schalke started the season in a good line, adding 9 of the first 12 points, but went through a pothole, adding a point in the next 4 games, falling to 6th place in the table. After starting with an unexpected victory against RB Leipzig (2-0), the Miners fell on their visit to the surprising collider, Hannover 96 (1-0). After the return of the break, Tedesco's men added two important victories against Stuttgart (3-1) and Werder Bremen (1-2), before losing consecutively with Bayern (0-3) and Hoffenheim ( 2-0). In the next two matches, the whole Ruhr area won in Leverkusen (0-2) and at home against Hertha (1-0), a result that was repeated as a visitor in Mainz and Wolfsburg, winning the Freiburg in the last game at home. The last day, lost in his visit to the bottom 3-2.
185 million budget will make the mining team one of the richest in the German competition. Two players who came to the team last year, Bentaleb and Konoplyanka, have been signed definitively, in an investment of 31.5 million euros. In addition, the team has been reinforced with Amine Harit, the midfielder from Nantes; Bastian Oczipka, left-back at Eintracht Frankfurt; and the ex-Leganés Pablo Insúa, confirming the bet of the Miners by the Spanish soccer players. Giefer, Huntelaar, Neumann, Kolasinac and Choupo-Moting are some of the casualties of the team, which hopes to be fighting again for top positions in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund occupies the third position in the Bundesliga, adding 51 points, to one of its host.
The Rhenish club continues its reconstruction initiated last summer, selling Aubameyang to Arsenal and achieving the transfer of Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea. The Belgian has scored 6 goals in his first five teams with the Borusser team, who fired Peter Bosz who had signed last summer after his great stage at Ajax, and hired former FC Köln coach, the Austrian Peter Stoger.
The Ruhr team won their two previous matches (3-2 against Eintracht Frankfurt, 1-0 against Hannover 96, both home games) to the great Klassiker of German football, in which he was humiliated by Bayern (6-0). ). The last day, won by 3-0 to Stuttgart.
In Europe, the team was third in its Champions League group, behind Tottenham and Real Madrid. In the 1/16 finals of the Europa League, he had one of the worst possible rivals, Atalanta of Bergamo, which was eliminated by a 4-3 aggregate, twice overcoming adverse markers throughout the 180 minutes of the tie. However, surprisingly, the Salzburg eliminated them in the previous round after winning in Dortmund (1-2) and maintaining 0-0 in Austria.
Duel at the summit for the runner-up, which comes with 4 draws in the last 4 games. Seeing how both sets are, the forecast is that there is a new draw.
Schalke vs Dortmund Prediction: 1/X 8.80
Schalke vs Dortmund Betting Tip: Over 3.5 Goals @ 1.80
Schalke vs Dortmund Score Recommendations: 2-2 10.00