Bundesliga match : Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 live streaming,Preview,Prediction,Lineups
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee: F. Brych
October 20, 2012 9:30 AM EDT
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A big derby match of the German Bundesliga 8th round that should definitely help to forget the national team have prepared on Tuesday against Sweden (Full match video).The rivalry between these teams is huge and victory in these matches have a special value, and every game is like a final.
After a long time they meet in a situation where Schalke is placed higher on the league table and has two points more, and the reason for that is desperately weak away games of Borussia, although Schalke is not much better.As for playing at home Borussia has a perfect score.
It is interesting that for both team’s goal difference is plus eight, and that in the last three matches they both achieved one victory and two draws.
Both teams are playing in the Champions League and both have achieved a win and a draw.As for their mutual matches Borussia Dortmund has two victories more,and has celebrated on both last season´s matches.In last three Bundesliga matches Schalke failed to win any points.
If Borussia Dortmund is playing only at home, it would be like in the previous two seasons, and this means, powerful, strong, efficient and beautiful to the eye.However, it doesnt,and on away matches this season Borussia resembles to one average team does not know how to preserve the lead, and when the opponent reaches their advantage, then the panic start, so that at the end Borussia player looks like they are satisfied with a draw.
They played three draws until now in the league, with a match in Hamburg, which they lost.Similarly is and in the Champions League, where they played great, but only drew with Manchester City, while they beaten Ajax at home.The big derby is next,and the good news for sure is,they are hosts.
As for the bad news,there are few of them, lot of players are injured and for this match definitely has fallen off Mario Gotze after he picked injury on international match.
In the last round, Blaszczykowski got injured, so he can not play. His teammates from the Polish selection , Lewandowski Piszeck returned later to club,as match Poland 1-1 England was postponed and played a day later,Gundogan, Schmelzer and Kehl are not 100% fit,but someone of them will need to play.Perisic and Groskreutz will certainly be starters.
Borussia Dortmund probable lineup : Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer – S.Bender, Kehl – Perisic, Reus, Groskreutz – Lewandowski
Schalke in on a run of for undefeated matches,where they have a draw in the Champions league against the French Montpellier.In that match they had a player more,and a lead,but they failed to close the match successfully.
The “rage” in the last round has feal Wolfsburg, which is not that difficult, given the current state of the “wolves.” They celebrated with a 3:0 with three different scorers and assistant’s, which shows the diversity of their game, and it is interesting that in all three home wins so far they scored three goals.
From the guest performances, not counting the one in the Champions League at Olympiakos, they routinely done the job only as guests against Furth, while incomprehensible they manage to drop victory in Dusseldorf. And then another interesting thing, because on all three away matches, and even one in Piraeus, they scored exactly two goals.
Of all the these stands out only the match at home against Bayern Munich which they lost with 2:0.Coach Stevens has two big problems with injured players, and these are the central defender K.Papadopoulos and midfielder Draxler and they will not play, which means that the defender Howedes will jump in and Afellay will play in midfield.
Stevens has an interesting dilemma, at the position of the goalkeeper, between the young Unnerstall and recovered veteran Hildebrand.
Schalke probable lineup : Unnerstall – Uchida, Howedes, Matip, Fuchs – Neustadter, J.Jones – Farfan, Holtby, Afellay – Huntelaar
Match prediction : Borussia scores over three per game at home, Schalke exactly two away and that suggests that in this derby match we could see over 2,5 goals.
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