Match start: 15:30 (GMT+1)
After the regular 2 weeks pause the so loved by many European football clubs tournament will start. The most interesting is the Saturday football matches program. As they say – you need to switch on the channels very quickly and make a lot of bets.
First, we must point out the Merseyside derby of Liverpool with Everton, the third battle of the current season of two French grand clubs Monaco and PSG …
With due respect to the team of Carlo Ancelotti at Saturday prime time of German Bundesliga the 95% of the audience will be watching the 96th meeting of Schalke with Borussia Dortmund that will be held at Veltins-Arena.
Which of the German derby is the most important? Of course the national one with the participation of two top clubs from Munich and Dortmund. And which derby is the most unpredictable one by its final outcome? Of course the derby of two most popular teams of Ruhr area.
Table position of the rivals
The results of three last matches in Gelsenkirchen : 2:2, 2:1 and 1:3 demonstrate the unpredictability of Ruhr derby. In 95 matches of these two opponents 33 times had won Schalke and 28 times – by Borussia D. So, 29 matches ended in draw.
According to the results of 25 rounds of German season the guests of the forthcoming meeting are taking the 3rd line and they are fighting with the football club Leipzig for vice-champion title.
And what about Schalke? As for now the team is still fighting as they are 3 points away from the 7 line that is taken by Eintracht Frankfurt (33 points versus 36). But as the history of the tournament demonstrates for two participants of the Ruhr derby the table position doesn’t matter…
The most painful loss for the hosts is the injury of Brazilian central defender Naldo. And the main loss of the guests will become the absence of two key players of attacking quartet Marco Reus and Mario Götze.
Schalke – 3,75, draw – 3,60. Borussia Dortmund – 2,00;
Schalke to win or draw (1X) - odds 2,01 Pinnacle (Asian Handicap) +0.5
Both teams to score YES – odss 1.65 10Bet