Bundesliga Action at the Signal Iduna Park – Borussia Dortmund face Schalke
The Signal Iduna Park sees Saturday action as Dortmund take on Schalke – 3:30pm GMT.
Schalke currently sit in twelfth place as they travel to fifth placed Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain 12 points, going into this game
Also, Dortmund keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 4 matches won, 2 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fifth place, with a total of 12 points having won four fixtures and lost two games.
Dortmund have won two meetings and lost one game of their three League matches at home this season.
A victory for Borussia Dortmund would put them on 15 points.
Edin Terzic will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of five of his Dortmund players.
Schalke’s campaign so far has seen them accrue six points this season
Bochum were beaten 3-1 at Veltins-Arena, the last time that Schalke played.
Also, with three draws in five fixtures, Schalke need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With six points (1W, 2L and 3D), they are established in twelfth position in the League having won one game, drawn three meetings, and lost two matches.
Schalke will travel to Dortmund with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two draws and one defeats.
A win in this fixture, would take Schalke’s points from 6 to 9, so far this season.
Injury and illness have depleted Frank Kramer’s Schalke and they will likely be missing one key personnel for Saturday’s match.
Borussia Dortmund v Schalke – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the two clubs have previously faced each other 59 times with the tally being 18 victories and 24 draws for Dortmund. Further, the two sides have been unable to break the dead-lock on ten occasions out of the last 20 fixtures, resulting in draws. The last time both teams met in this competition Schalke delivered a 0-4 away win.
Players to watch
For Dortmund, Marco Reus, one of their best scorers, has nettedtwo goals in six League matches so far, while Marius Bulter is one of the top performing players after having scoredthree goals in six League games this Bundesliga Season for Schalke.