Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(81) 51 Goals 30 (56)
(60) 34 Assists 31 (47)
(7) 7.1 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
36.6 Average Age 37.4
185.6 Average Height (cm) 184
(1.1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.3 (1.2)
(51%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 52% (51%)
(0.8) 0.8 Dribbles pg 1 (1.2)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Borussia Dortmund
Schalke
Player Reason Status Rating
Patrick Owomoyela Out N/A
Marvin Ducksch Out N/A
Jakub Blaszczykowski Out 7.5
Player Reason Status Rating
Kyriakos Papadopoulos Out 7.51
Julian Draxler Out 7.41

Team News

Borussia Dortmund
Schalke
  • Mats Hummels should be fit again to start instead of Felipe Santana.
  • Sebastian Kehl and Sven Bender compete for the spot alongside the more attack-minded Ilkay Gündogan.
  • With Jakub Blaszcykowski and Mario Götze out injured, Marco Reus will most likely switch to the centre, allowing Ivan Perisic and Kevin Großkreutz to start on the flanks.
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos is still out with an infection and wil be replaced by Joel Matip.
  • On the left wing, Ibrahim Afellay should get another chance, with Julian Draxler injured as well.
  • Otherwise, manager Stevens has no new injury concerns and can field a strong team once again.

Prediction

  • The "Revier Derby" always has the potential to become a very intense game.
  • Dortmund have not been on top form and new injury concerns don't make things easier. The team has to improve as a unit again to reach their potential.
  • Schalke are one place ahead of their Revier rivals in the table and want to keep it that way with a result away from home. If they continue their good attacking form, a draw is not out of thier reach.
  • Expect this to become a close and feisty affair. Both teams will desperately try to win, with Dortmund the slight favourites, despite some injury concerns.
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