Axel Witsel

Ahead of the first Revierderby of the season, Schalke are without a win in two Bundesliga matches, after previously winning their last four.

Axel Witsel

Their defeat last time out at Hoffenheim was also the first time they have failed to score in six fixtures.

Without a clean sheet in their last five league games, Schalke’s home fixtures have averaged 2.75 total goals per match this Bundesliga campaign.

Don’t expect early action though – just three of the 11 total goals witnessed here so far (27.27%) arrived in the first half.

Borussia Dortmund have made their worst start to a league season since the 2016/17 campaign, despite going unbeaten in their last five Bundesliga matches.

However, away from Signal-Iduna Park they are without a win in their last three league games.

Their away Bundesliga matches have fostered plenty of entertainment though, with an average of 4.0 total goals per game. Furthermore, both teams have found the net in all four of their away league matches so far.

Players to watch: Amine Harit has four Bundesliga goals this season, with Schalke winning all three games in which he’s got on the scoresheet.

Meanwhile, Axel Witsel has scored the opener within 20 minutes in Dortmund’s last two Bundesliga away matches.