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The top match on Matchday 14 of the Bundesliga is certainly the Revierderby between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund. The 175th duel between the rivals will rise on Saturday at 14:30 in the Veltins Arena. Schalke had the Dortmund in the preseason at the end in the table for the first time since 2015 behind him, the Black and Yellow currently have a lead of 19 points. So big was the gap between the two clubs before a first-round duel never. BVB leads the table with 33 points. Schalke is on the 12th place with 14 points. Depending on the outcome of the other games BVB could bring the autumn championship with a victory on Saturday.
Schalke won 69 times in 174 duels. In addition, 59 successes for BVB and 45 draws. In Gelsenkirchen the Revierderby took place 46 times. With 20 wins, 14 draws and 12 defeats, the comparison also speaks for the Royal Blues. For five games, the Borussia is waiting for a victory against the miners. In the preseason there was in Dortmund the memorable 4: 4, in which the BVB had already led 4-0. On Schalke S04 coach Domenico Tedesco showed in a 2-0 home win how to defeat the individually better occupied BVB by a sophisticated defensive concept. But this season the signs are completely different. So we come in our preliminary report to the Bundesliga match Schalke.
Even after the 13th Match Schalke still have to fight with the mortgage of the bad start to the season. After the successful year 2017/18 S04 actually wanted to make his playing style more attractive this season. But after the start with zero points after five games they returned to Schalke to the football of the last season back. Coach Tedesco relied on his results-oriented football, which is made up of defensive stability and offensive pin-pricks. At least 14 points from eight games were won. But the form of the last season, the Royal Blues could not continue yet. For the defense is not stable enough and the offensive shockingly harmless. Schalke will play in exactly the same number of shots as BVB (167) in 2018/19. However, S04 could hit only 14 times, while BVB is 37 goals. The chances of exploiting the miners is a meager 21.5 percent. The district rival comes to 43.5 percent; that is the top value of the league.
His dangerousness to standards has lost Schalke. In 2017/18, Schalke came on 16 goals after corners (7) and free kicks (9). Not a single hit this season. Schalke won a deserved point in Hoffenheim on the last day of the match. At the TSG S04 played with a rhombus. From a good defensive order one tried to find forward also playful solutions. At the end of the coach was of the opinion that they have left two points in Kraichgau. But on the side of Hoffenheim Julian Nagelsmann was of the same opinion. In the last four competitive games, there was definitely only one win, a draw and two defeats. Schalke have to give up in the 175th derby on players like Di Santo, Embolo, Teuchert and Uth. Instead of four defenders as against Hoffenheim, Tedesco could put back against Dortmund on a triplet. If necessary, this chain becomes a five-pronged chain. In this case Stambouli could be back in the starting lineup.
With a new coach and new players, BVB is heading straight for the autumn championship. After 13 games, coach Lucien Favre’s side are still unbeaten in the league and have 33 points in their favor. Even in the last championship season you could only show 26 counters at this time. Of the team that lost the derby on Schalke 0-2 in April 2018 after a very poor performance, now only Roman Bürki, Lukasz Piszczek and Marco Reus should be in the starting lineup. In Dortmund now professionals such as Alcacer, Delaney, Witsel or Sancho are in the center. Paco Alcacer is the top scorer with ten goals and scored his ninth Jokertor against Freiburg at home the previous week. Marco Reus is in top form with nine goals. Never before had the national team been able to score more goals for Dortmund in a complete first round.
37 goals after 13 matchdays are Dortmund’s best return since the 1963/64 season. The morale is right at the Borussia: This season BVB was able to get 13 points behind. Dortmund won 2-0 at home against SC Freiburg last season. Against the Breisgauer, the hosts did long hard because the SCF had chosen a very defensive play approach. The guests defended with all players and on their own penalty area partly with a six-stronghold. More and more frequently, the opponents are against the offensive Dortmund deep in the back. For example, BVB often has to look for solutions against closely spaced defenses. In contrast to the 0: 0 in the Champions League against Bruges the Elf of Coach Favre remained patient but on 13 Matchday and earned the victory with much speed and depth. Zagadou threatens to fail for the derby. Akanji and Pulisic returned to training on Wednesday. Does the archrival in the derby, of all things, be responsible for BVB’s first bankruptcy?
Schalke vs Dortmund head to head matches
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29.10.16 BUN Dortmund Schalke 0 : 0
10.04.16 BUN Schalke Dortmund 2 : 2