It’s the Revierderby in Germany today (24/10/20), and in my tips I believe Borussia Dortmund can recover from their recent sets back and defeat local rivals Schalke.
Borussia Dortmund V Schalke Tips – 24/10/20
It’s been a shocking start to the season for Schalke, and unfortunately for them, this looks like the ideal fixture for Borussia Dortmund to get back to winning ways after their midweek Champions League defeat.
Borussia Dortmund V Schalke Odds
Odds of 2/9 suggest that this is going to be a one sided affair, and the evidence there has been on the pitch so far this season, suggests the odds are correct.
Mixed Start To Season For Dortmund
Dortmund have had a mixed start to the season. They sit third in the Bundesliga on 9 points from four matches.
The one Bundesliga defeat they endured was a disappointing 2-0 reversal at the hands of Augsburg on MatchDay 2. They’ve won their other three league matches without even conceding a goal.
Other setbacks for the Black and Yellow this season include a 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup, and a 3-1 defeat away to Lazio in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The latter defeat has left coach Lucien Favre under pressure.
As for Schalke, well their season has been shocking.
Currently they sit second bottom of the Bundesliga, with just 1 point from their opening four matches. That point came at home against Union Berlin last Sunday.
The season couldn’t have started any worse for the Royal Blues. On the opening night they were demolished 8-0 by champions Bayern Munich.
That was followed by a 3-1 home defeat to Werder Bremen, and then a 4-0 thrashing away to RB Leipzig.
In fairness to Schalke, they haven’t had any help from the fixture computer. The problem is, your start to a season can generally be defining, and they’ve had a shocking start.
So can they reverse that? Because if they don’t, they will almost certainly be going down.
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Borussia Dortmund V Schalke Prediction
Odds of just 2/9 on a Dortmund win is too short to back, meaning we need to look elsewhere for some decent value.
Erling Haaland to score anytime is 1/2, and the same odds are available on over 2.5 goals.
To find some value, I’m dabbling in the Same Game Multi market on Betfair.
Combining a win for Dortmund with Haaland to score anytime, gets odds of 7/10, which looks good value to me.
Haaland rarely doesn’t score these days, and already has four goals from his four Bundesliga matches this season.
If you want to boost up your bet, you can add over 1.5 goals into the mix, which will result in your bet being boosted to 1.8.
Alternatively, really going for it and adding over 2.5 goals to the bet instead of over 1.5 goals, would see your bet paying 2.09 instead.