Match start: 15:30 (GMT+1)
The current performance of Borussia Dortmund in frames of the group tournament of the Champions League had ended with unexpected fiasco. It is obvious that today by the number of famous players the hosts of Westfalen go stride for stride with Tottenham, England.
But the level of the professional skills of Dutch specialist Peter Bosz that are necessary for the work with the team of such class causes great doubts. As according to the results of 5 last matches of the group Champions league’s tournament the Black and yellows don’t have any victories …
8 matches series without victories
This season the game of the team of Peter Bosz can be divided into two stages. During the first stage that was composed of 7 matches, Borussia has gained 6 victories and was confidently heading the Champions race of Bundesliga.
Alas! During the first half of October, the game of the Black and Yellows experienced crisis. As a result, current series without victories in frames of the national championship and the group tournament of the Champions League is composed of 8 matches.
As a result of such devastating fiasco the team of Peter Bosz not only lost even theoretical chances for getting into the first round of play-off but, at the same time, it left the quartet of the best Bundesliga teams and now is taking only the 5th line.
Bayern – 29, Schalke – 23, Leipzig – 23, Borussia M – 21, Borussia D – 20 …
And now the Black and Yellows are facing the famous Ruhr Derby that is the calendar meeting against the Miners, who demonstrate good results. Current series without defeats (Schalke) is composed of 6 matches
During the previous round the hosts of Veltins-Arena scored two unanswered goals into the gates of Hamburger (2:0): Franco Di Santo and Guido Burgstaller. After that victory the team of Domenico Tedesco became the main challenger for Bayern for the champions race and now is the shadow favorite of the forthcoming Ruhr Derby.
Borussia Dortmund – 1.70, draw – 4.00, Schalke – 4.50;
Schalke to win or the draw (Asian Handicap +0.5) - odds 2.24 5DIMES