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Borussia Dortmund looks to continue win streak away to Schalke

Lucien Favre Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Odds Preview Bundesliga soccer Germany

There are few teams across Europe right now that could match Borussia Dortmund for form and attacking prowess. Lucien Favre has led his side to the top of the Bundesliga, and on Saturday they will be looking to extend their recent winning streak in the domestic competition when they travel to Schalke, where they could potentially increase their four-point advantage at the top of the pile.

  • Schalke has lost just one of its last five league outings.
  • Borussia Dortmund has won its last four league matches in a row.
  • Borussia Dortmund has won its last four Bundesliga games on the road.

Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund Game Center

Dortmund out to make it five in a row

It looks like no one can touch Borussia Dortmund, on the domestic front at least, as they storm ahead in their quest for the title. Dortmund is sitting pretty at the top of the pile, the only unbeaten side in the division and with a healthy advantage over Borussia Monchengladbach in second place. They are now the favorites, ahead of Bayern Munich, to lift the league title come the end of the season.

After an awful start to the season, there have been signs over recent weeks that Schalke has been beginning to get its act together. The club has lost just one of its last five league clashes and has moved up to 12th in the table, although it remains a paltry three points above the relegation zone.

It is therefore of little surprise to see that Dortmund comes into this match as the favorite to take all three points. You can back the visitors to make it five wins in a row at +120, while Schalke is out at +230 to pick up a much-needed win. A draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at +240.

Dortmund to record comfortable win

Despite Schalke’s recent recovery in the league, it has not met a side as rampant on the attack as Borussia Dortmund, and we are expecting the table toppers to record a fairly comfortable win. While it can be a thankless task trying to predict the exact scoreline of a football match, a 3-1 win for the away side is priced competitively at +1400 and looks worth backing given their recent form.

That result would also allow you to back OVER 2.5 goals in the game, which is priced short at just -138, and both teams to score, which is even shorter at -175. Therefore, if you are looking to increase any potential winnings from this match, it may be wise to consider combo betting, which allows you to select multiple outcomes at higher odds.

For example, a combo bet of a Dortmund win coupled with both teams to score is at the much higher price of +275, while an away victory and OVER 2.5 goals in the game is at +210. You may also bet on the total number of goals in the match, with UNDER two goals priced at +333, two or three dropping down to +105 and OVER three goals rising slightly to +175.

Dortmund to dominate

While Schalke may well put up some initial resistance, we are expecting the technical superiority of this Borussia side to shine through over the course of 90 minutes. You can back them to win to nil (without Schalke scoring a goal) at +333, although Borussia has been susceptible at the back over the course of the season.

You can also back Borussia to score in both halves at +175, while they are at +550 to actually go out and win both halves. Given the way they have been playing over recent weeks, it is not beyond the realm of possibility.

In terms of goalscorers, Borussia will surely be looking toward Paco Alcácer once again. The Spain striker is at +160 to net at any time throughout the 90 minutes, while you can back him at +550 to score either the first or the last goal of the game – just as he managed last time out against Freiburg.