Schalke v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips & Odds – 15/04/18

Schalke v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips & Odds – 15/04/18

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Schalke v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips & Odds

In our Schalke v Borussia Dortmund betting preview we look at what could possibly be the best bets between the two sides.

Overview

It’s second versus third in the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund travel to Schalke looking for back to back wins after their 3-0 victory over Stuttgart last weekend. The hosts suffered their first defeat in six games last Saturday when they lost 3-2 to Hamburg away from home: can they get back to winning ways here against Peter Stöger’s men?

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund have lost just 1 of their previous 9 league games.

Schalke surprise package this term

The hosts have taken the Bundesliga by storm this season, they’ve lost just 7 of their 29 games so far: winning 15 and drawing 7, results that have meant they now look in pole position to clinch one of those elusive Champions League spots next season. Runaway leaders Bayern Munich have already clinched the Bundesliga title for an astonishing 6th season in a row, so it’s a battle for the runners-up space in these last 5 games for these two teams and 4th placed Bayer Leverkusen, who currently sit just 4 points behind Schalke and 3 points behind Dortmund as things stand.

Schalke will be well aware that a defeat here will see them leapfrogged by their opponents so will be keen to prevent that from happening with a strong performance here. The hosts have been incredibly strong at the Arena AufSchalke this term, they’ve lost just 2 of their 14 matches on home turf since the campaign began last August, and have won their last three home games in a row prior to this visit of Borussia Dortmund. With this in mind, we can see this clash being an extremely close-knit affair. A BTTS bet seems as though it would be a good bet due to how many goals they’ve both scored this season – you can get that priced at 8/11 with Betfair.

Schalke have been very solid at home this season.

Dortmund 3-0 winners last time out

The visitors head into this clash in good form having lost just 1 of their previous 9 league matches. Dortmund haven’t lost a league match since the 9th December so will go into this match-up brimming with confidence. Aside from the 6-0 hammering they suffered at the hands of Bayern Munich at the end of March, the visitors have been impressive on the road, drawing three and winning three of their six away games prior to that forgettable day at the Allianz Arena. Of Dortmund’s 29 league matches played this season, they’ve only failed to score a goal in 2 of them: even when they’ve lost or drawn they’ve managed to score at least once, so we think this match up could be a fairly high scoring affair.

Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi has been in fine form since he joined the club in January, the Belgian front man has bagged 7 league goals in his 9 appearances for his new side and will be the biggest threat going forward for the visitors in this one. Batshuayi is priced at odds of 9/2 with SkyBet, and we think that could be a decent bet here considering his recent form.

Peter Stoeger’s men sit just a point behind Schalke ahead of this match.

Recommended Bets:

BTTS (Best priced at 8/11 with Betfair) – BET HERE

Over 2.5 goals (Best priced at 4/5 with Betfred) – BET HERE

Michy Batshuayi to score first (Best priced at 9/2 with SkyBet) – BET HERE

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