It will be the 150th Rivierside derby when Schalke 04 welcome arch rivals Borussia Dortmund to Veltins Arena for the Bundesliga clash on Saturday evening, 1st April 2017.
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund German Bundesliga 1st of April 2017 Details
Dortmund drew 0-0 at home to Schalke when the two sides met earlier this season. Of the 45 matches at home to Dortmund, Schalke have won 20, drawn 13 and lost 12. Schalke have won or drawn in 69% of their matches at the Veltins Arena, while Dortmund have won just 31% of their Bundesliga matches on the road (W4 D4 L5). Both teams have scored in 77% of Dortmund’s away matches.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||1.04.2017 9:30 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||1.04.2017 14:30 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||1.04.2017 19:00 IST|
Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen
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Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund German Bundesliga Live Online Commentary
Schalke went into the international window on the back of consecutive victories. They won Mainz and Augsburg by keeping clean sheets and climbed up to 9th spot in the Bundesliga standings. Their road defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach is Schalke’s only one in the last 7 Bundesliga outings. They won 3 and drew 3 during the period. At the same time, Schalke’s recent record at home is a decent one. They are undefeated in the last five in all tournaments with 2 victories and 3 draws. Their last defeat here was against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga meeting at the end of January. They are unbeaten in the last three league matches at Veltins Arena with 2 wins and a draw. As regards team news: Schalke have a few ongoing injuries to report: centre forward Breel Embolo, center back Naldo, and left back Abdul Rahman Baba are all doubtful ahead of Saturday.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund enter the derby on the back of a better form. They won in 6 of their last 7 games in all tournaments with clean sheets in 5 of them. Head coach Thomas Tuchel’s men need to win here to keep hold on to the third position in the league table as Hoffenheim on fourth spot are at a 1-point gap. However, Dortmund’s away form is far from convincing. They have only one win to show from the last 8 Bundesliga matches with 3 draws and 3 losses. Dortmund are doubtful over Sven Bender, Julian Weigl, Sebastian Rode, and Marco Reus. Mario Gotze is out for the foreseeable future due to illness. Ousmane Dembele returns from suspension.