Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Veltins-Arena when Schalke and Borussia Dortmund face each other in the Ruhr derby. The Millionaires recorded a hard-fought win over Ingolstadt in their last league match, but it has to be noted that coach Thomas Tuchel could not count on several first-team regulars for the game. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner against Ingolstadt and Schalke defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the Gabon international. Anyhow, Borussia Dortmund are likely to find the net in Saturday’s football match against their fierce local rivals. Schalke did well to beat Mainz at Opel Arena on Matchday 25, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Thomas Tuchel’s troops. Anyhow, both teams are likely to go for a win in the Ruhr derby and we predict that fans will see a high-scoring affair at Veltins-Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Highlighted Player (Max Meyer):
Max Meyer is a footballer who began his youth career at Sardegna Oberhausen. He played for the likes of Rot-Weiss Oberhausen and Duisburg during his youth career as well and in 2009 he joined Schalke 04. Mayer played just one match for the reserve team and he scored a brace against Velbert on his debut for Schalke II. He made his Bundesliga debut in the 2013/2014 season against Wolfsburg, coming from the bench to replace Jefferson Farfan 20 minutes before the final whistle. Max Meyer is an attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well and he was born on 18 September, 1995 in Oberhausen. Meyer has 17 caps for Germany U21 and he represented the national team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Schalke footballer made his debut for the senior team on 13 May, 2014 against Poland. He started the match, but he was substituted by Maximilian Arnold in the 76th minute of the game. He made Germany 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad, but eventually failed to make the cut.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.