On Saturday, the 16th of may, will take place the match of the 26th round of the Bundesliga, where Borussia Dortmund will Gelsenkirchen Schalke. The match will take place in Dortmund, at the stadium “Signal-Iduna-Park”, beginning at 16:30.
At the time of stop of the championship in the future masters in second place in the standings, losing four points of Bayern. The guests the situation is slightly worse: sixth line and three very dangerous competitor in last place in the competition, all of them located at the distance of one point losses.
But whatever the pre-match classifications, the status of this meeting will always be as high as possible. Dortmund vs Schalke’s Ruhr Derby, with 95 years of history 179 games (95 of them in the championship) and the maximum principle of confrontation.
I highly recommend to read with all the restrictions on the matches of the Bundesliga, they are described in detail here. In short, the support of the home crowd at Borussia Dortmund would not, players aren’t allowed to line up in ranks at the beginning of the match and to implement the handshake, also the coaches were allowed to make 5 substitutions, but three times (with the exception of the break).
It is quite clear that in Germany the loot to defeat the evil players got kicked out so early to play for the sake of teletranslation and advertisers. Perhaps there was no need to hurry with the resumption, but the decision has been made.
Under the current circumstances, it’s hard to judge any players at least until the first match. But we can definitely say that Lucien Favre can not count on a group of key players: Reus, Jan, Sagado, Witsel and Schultz is injured. David Wagner has no such problems, but it will not play Mascarell, Tavern, and maybe Stambouli.
Two previous meetings of these teams in Dortmund was super efficient (2:4 and 4:4), but to believe in such an outcome after two months of quarantine difficult. In the first round of the team’s goals not scored, most likely, and this time TM2,5 for 2.33 might be a good bet.
“Dortmund”: Burke – Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji, Hakimi, Brandt, Delaney, Guerreiro, Torhan Azar, Sancho, Holland.
Schalke: Schubert – Kenny, Odibo, Nastasic, Oczipka, Caligiuri, MA Mackenny, Serdar, Arit, Raman, Burgstaller.