There aren’t too many rivalries as fierce as the one between Dortmund and Schalke. Two years after their last meeting (as Schalke spent last season in the 2. Bundesliga) they face each other once more, in front of a packed crowd, as it is always the norm. The Revierderby (or Ruhr Derby for non-German speakers) lives again and it is about time for our Borussia Dortmund – Schalke 04 Betting Tips.
Schalke have the upper hand in the all-time record, with 60 wins to 55, ever since they first met in 1925. The tide has turned, however. Dortmund aspire of winning the league (even though this is not an easy task in a league dominated by Bayern). Schalke want to avoid relegation and do it without sweating too much. It is evident that the home team are in a much better state.
In fact, Schalke just recorded their first league victory of the season, playing nice football maybe for the first time since returning to the Bundesliga. I expect an easy win for the home team, so I will employ the Asian Handicap strategy to increase the odds.
Dortmund – Schalke Pick: Dortmunt (-1.5 AH) @1.99
We are travelling across the pond to visit an old friend: Luis Suarez and his Nacional Montevideo team. Nacional are impressive with Suarez up front and they play the best football in the land. Other maybe than River. The odds set is misleading, especially with Franco Fagúndez absent. The young forward is Nacional’s driving force, so Suarez will be missing his wingman.
River – Nacional Pick: River Draw No Bet @3.45
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