Borussia Dortmund square off against FC Schalke in Bundesliga 2022-23 at Westfalenstadion on September 17. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Borussia Dortmund lost 0-3 against RB Leipzig in their last league game. Dortmund are currently fifth in the Bundesliga with 12 points in six games, two points behind league leaders Union Berlin. Borussia Dortmund also lost 1-2 to Manchester City in their second match in the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League in midweek.

Meanwhile, FC Schalke have six points and are 12th in the Bundesliga this season having won only one out of their six games so far. They beat VfL Bochum 3-1 in their last league fixture. FC Schalke were promoted to the German top flight after they finished first in 2. Bundesliga last season, making it the first Ruhr valley derby since their return to the first division.

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Borussia Dortmund: 1.39, FC Schalke: 7.30, Draw: 5.60

Betwinner odds: Borussia Dortmund: 1.335, FC Schalke: 7.60, Draw: 4.50

Betway odds: Borussia Dortmund: 1.37, FC Schalke: 7.50, Draw: 5.25 

10CRIC odds: Borussia Dortmund: 1.38, FC Schalke: 5.39, Draw: 5.39

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke head-to-head

Overall, Dortmund have squared off against local rivals Schalke 105 times. Dortmund have won 38 times while Schalke have emerged triumphant on 35 occasions. As many as 32 draws have taken place between the teams.

In the Bundesliga, the two teams have crossed paths 98 times with Dortmund winning 36 games, while Schalke have won on 32 occasions. There have been 30 draws in the league between the teams. 

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke squads

Borussia Dortmund: Gregor Kobel (goalkeeper), Marcel Lotka (goalkeeper), Niklas Sule, Alexander Meyer (goalkeeper), Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro, Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt, Salih Ozcan, Karim Adeyemi, Anthony Modeste, Marco Reus, Sebastien Haller.

FC Schalke: Ralf Fahrmann (goalkeeper), Michael Langer(goalkeeper) Alexander Schwolow (goalkeeper), Henning Matriciani, Sepp van den Berg, Maya Yoshida, Tobias Mohr, Rodrigo Zalazar, Florian Flick, Jordan Larsson, Dominick Drexler, Marius Bulter, Simon Terodde, Jordan Larsson, Tobias Mohr

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke probable starting lineups

Borussia Dortmund: Alexander Meyer (goalkeeper), Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro, Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt, Salih Ozcan, Karim Adeyemi, Anthony Modeste, Marco Reus.

FC Schalke: Alexander Schwolow (goalkeeper), Henning Matriciani, Sepp van den Berg, Maya Yoshida, Tobias Mohr, Rodrigo Zalazar, Florian Flick, Jordan Larsson, Dominick Drexler, Marius Bulter, Simon Terodde.

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke combined fantasy XI

Alexander Schwolow (goalkeeper), Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Henning Matriciani, Sepp van den Berg, Jude Bellingham, Rodrigo Zalazar , Anthony Modeste, Marco Reus, Marius Bulter, Simon Terodde.

Borussia Dortmund's top picks and players to watch vs FC Schalke Bundesliga 2022-23

Anthony Modeste: Borussia Dortmund’s new signing this season has only scored one goal so far but could be on the scoresheet against FC Schalke. The French footballer scored 20 goals for FC Koln last season in the Bundesliga and was one of their top performers. He’ll be eager to kick on for his new club and scoring a derby goal could well be the catalyst.

Marco Reus: The German footballer has made four goal contributions in six league games this season. He also scored once in Borussia Dortmund’s first game in the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League against Copenhagen. The 33-year-old will be a huge creative presence from the wide areas and a threat from direct set-pieces.

FC Schalke's top picks and players to watch vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 2022-23 

Marius Bulter: The 29-year-old has already netted three goals in six league games this season and will be one of the top players to watch out for from FC Schalke. Bulter scored 10 goals in 2. Bundesliga last season and played an important role in his team’s promotion to Bundesliga. He will be keen on announcing his arrival to the German top flight by netting in the derby.

Simon Terodde: The 34-year-old veteran was the top goal-scorer in 2. Bundesliga last season with 30 goals in 30 games. He has scored only once this season but will be on top of his game against Borussia Dortmund. Not just a goal-scorer, Terodde can also set up his teammates and provide assists, making him a huge threat to the Dortmund defence.

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke Bundesliga 2022-23 prediction

Borussia Dortmund are a far more superior side as compared to FC Schalke and are clear favourites to emerge victorious in the upcoming derby between the teams.