Market: Borussia Dortmund wins zero
Odds: 7/4 at Bet 365
In the hope of continuing to fight for the Bundesliga title, with German football coming back behind closed doors this weekend, Borussia Dortmund will host rival Schalke on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, although Dortmund may have seen his ambitions in the Champions League in Paris in March, the mood on Lucien Farve's field must be at an all-time high. Winning each of his last four Bundesliga clashes before the break and collecting 21 points out of 24 possible in what has been a brilliant race, there is no doubt that Farve will be more impressed by his team's new discovery in the back. In addition to being able to call on stars like Jadon Sancho and Erling Haland, hot, the BVB conceded just one goal in the Bundesliga in almost 400 minutes of action and managed three consecutive goals at home. At the opening of the return to the Bundesliga, four points behind Bayern and first place, Saturday's hosts should try to make a statement and gain local bragging rights this weekend.
As for the visitors, although Schalke managed to draw 1-1 with Hoffenheim before the break, the Blues are at their worst since signing David Wagner, former Huddersfield coach. By not winning any of the last seven Bundesliga clashes, a race that starts in mid-January, the Blues have also failed to win any of the last 10 games in all formats in 90 minutes. A large part of Schalke's continuing questions in recent times is due to some glaring problems in the final third. Failing to score an away goal since the opening of 2020, their worst record in the past five years, Saturday's guests have also managed just one goal in the Bundesliga in the last four games. Given the huge chasm in classes before the break, we are supporting yet another difficult afternoon for a bad Schalke this weekend.
Bet: Borussia Dortmund 7/4 to beat Schalke to zero in Saturday's Bundesliga match @ Bet 365