Analysis: Dortmund – Schalke, the perfect derby for the restart of the Bundesliga

Analysis: Dortmund – Schalke, the perfect derby for the restart of the Bundesliga

Bundesliga is the first major competition on the Old Continent to restart this weekend, and the return is expected to be extremely attractive!

Germany is the first country to face the epidemic and start football. The return of the Bundesliga this weekend has caused quite a lot of controversy. As expected, all the remaining matches until the end of the season will be played without spectators. The atmosphere will not be the same, especially since we are talking about the championship with the highest attendance in Europe.

The competition resumes with an extraordinary match, Revierderby, which puts Borussia Dortmund and Schalke face to face. What should have been a sold-out stadium will be a desolate atmosphere. Dortmund’s young talent, Giovanni Reyne, commented on this topic on BVB’s Youtube channel. “I think I agree with the whole team when I tell you that we are eager to play again. I did not watch this derby and I did not play in one, but I look forward to this premiere. Schalke is a very good team, but I consider that if we play our game, we can win. It will be a high-intensity match, despite the fact that no spectators will attend. “


For this local derby, Signal Iduna Park usually gathered over 80,000 fans and created an indescribable emulation in the entire Ruhr region. On Saturday, however, only about 300 people, players, technical staff, officials, and some representatives of the press will attend. This derby is a traditional one and arouses great passions, and the setting of the imposing stadium will motivate the players and beginners in this gala match with which the Bundesliga returns. After 8 weeks of absence caused by the pandemic, Dortmund starts confident and hopes to succeed the champion Bayern Munich, which has four points ahead. Schalke has a rather modest season, and the only tangible goal left would be to catch the 6th place, the last qualifier in the Europa League. The first four positions are an almost forbidden dream for “miners”, the distance of 12 points being quite difficult to overcome in the remaining 9 stages. The unfortunate interruption caught Dortmund with the engines running at full speed. After a first part of the season with numerous syncopes, Borussia boasts a series of four consecutive victories, a series that keeps them in the discussion for the title of champion. The lack of an electrifying atmosphere in the stands could give the impression of a training game. On the video broadcasts, the spectators will be able to hear the unique dialogues between the footballers and the technical indications. Certainly, the hosts from BVB will approach the advanced game, their players being extremely dangerous. Haaland has 7 goals for BVB this year 2020, and Sancho 4. Both have more or equal to the achievements of Schalke’s entire team in 2020.

The “yellows” have the second-best attack in Germany, after Bayern, but they will be without captain Marco Reus, an older thigh injury keeping one of the most unlucky European players in recent decades unavailable. The guests are without a victory in the last seven rounds, but they come to Dortmund confident, given the fact that besides Reus, Axel Witsel and Emre Can, two fundamental players from midfield, will also be missing. Both were injured, from returning to training. To come up with point (s), the band coached by David Wager needs a consistent evolution, it cannot rely only on the problems of the hosts. They need an attack that speculates every opportunity to score. Offensive midfielder Amine Harit, who has six goals and four assists, is Schalke’s best player in the offensive phase this season. After the stormy start of the season, he has been unsuccessful in the last 13 rounds, respectively without assistance in the last 10. There are high expectations from the tops of Guido Burgstaller, Michael Gregoritsch, and Benito Ramen. Cumulatively, the three have only four successes in the current season. Schalke hopes that the absence of Dortmund’s fanatical supporters will make the hostilities a little more uniform and that we will have a balanced game. Weston McKennie, the promising 21-year-old American player, also commented on what will be the most “silent” Revierderby in history. “I will have to travel back in time, as a child, to remember the last game I played without spectators in the stands. It will be different, it is clear but it will be a very interesting silence. Every mistake of one of the players on the field will be harshly criticized by the coaches, and all these manifestations will be heard. It will be strange, for sure. If we manage to score, we will rejoice as if it were an arena crowded with spectators. ” said the overseas player for CBS Sports HQ. It is clear that it is not the restart we would like, but it is good that we will have football, even without fans in the stands.   At 1XBet you can find a complete offer on football betting in Germany. Whether you want to bet on the outpost, the trophy winner or the top scorer, or you want to place your selections before the match starts, or on the contrary, you want to enjoy live action, or even know the fate of your selections, in maximum 60 seconds, thanks to the Action Betting section, at our agency you will find the best options, including the innovative function that allows you to combine multiple types of bets between several events.

Prediction: Both Teams to Score

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