Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund: prediction for the match of the championship of Germany
The duel between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund on December 8, 2018 will show the strongest team in the Ruhr region in the 13th round. The match at the Veltins Arena stadium will start at 17:30 Moscow time.Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen in the previous round opposed Hoffenheim, a trip to which meant a lot to them. The guests started the fight with difficulties against the sixth team of the championship and could not create something really dangerous for a long time. The danger at the gates of Hoffenheim began to arise towards the end of the first half, and in the last minute of the first half, the guests even had the opportunity to shoot a penalty, but the referee watched the video replay and decided not to assign a penalty kick to the hosts’ goal. The referee was more radical in terms of penalties in the second half. Hoffenheim opened the scoring in the 59th minute, Andrej Kramarić converted a penalty after a handball from Bastian Ocipka. Quite soon, the Pitmen’s players also got the right to shoot a penalty kick, namely Nabil Bentaleb, the Algerian equalized in the 73rd minute after the referee awarded a penalty for a foul by Ermin Bicakcic. The result is a 1:1 draw, which allows Schalke to rise to the 12th line, and in the event of a victorious result in the match Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund – to claim a return to the top ten. Borussia Dortmund “Bumblebees” continued their victorious path in the match of the previous round, in which they hosted Freiburg. Dortmund demonstrated their amazing game form from the starting minutes of the game against Freiburg. The Black-and-Yellows immediately seized control of the game, which allowed them to take the lead in the 40th minute, Marco Reus converted a penalty and got a minimal advantage for his team before the break. The dominance of Borussia was noticeable even after the rest, the hosts had several opportunities to double the score. Lukasz Pisczek had a great chance for the second goal, the Pole shot on goal in the 79th minute, but the crossbar saved the guests. Pishchek did play a key role ten minutes after his moment, the defender gave the last pass to Paco Alcacer, and the Spaniard had only to get into an empty corner of the goal – 2:0. Thanks to the victory in this match, the “bumblebees” continue to lead the standings of the German championship, having a seven-point lead over the closest pursuer. They will have a chance to increase this lead, for this they will have enough victory in the match Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund. Odds for the match Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund December 8, 2018 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company also believe in the victory of the championship leader, experts give a slight advantage to the visiting team before this game. Odds for the match Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund: Schalke win – 3.35; Draw – 3.65; Borussia win – 2.15. Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund: the prediction for the Ruhr Derby match is the most important for both teams, because the strongest team in the region is determined. Usually, teams do not hold back and try to get a winning result at any cost. Forecast for the match Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund: the second goal from the 1st to the 55th minute, the coefficient is 1.97.