Ciro Immobile
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Schalke take on Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga fixture as the two clubs clash for the first Revierderby derby at Veltins-Arena on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 2:30pm BST. Live coverage of the match is not available in the UK.

Overview

The clash between Schalke and Dortmund is one of the most exciting fixtures in Germany's top flight football competition. The two fiercest rivals in Bundesliga take on each other and in this season's first derby, both teams have been hit hard by injuries.

Schalke come into this fixture after sealing a comfortable 3-1 away victory over Werder Bremen. Max Meyer, Roman Neustadter and Tranquillo Barnetta were on the scoresheet and two out of the three goals were assisted by Dutch international Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

The host team's manager Jens Keller would be hoping his side could seal a crucial victory over their local rivals. However, Schalke have to do without the services of their star player Julian Draxler, who is suspended for the weekend derby.

Jurgen Klopp
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Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp saw his side clinch a point after making a comeback against Stuttgart. Dortmund were trailing by two goals before second half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ciro Immobile helped them avoid a defeat.

The visitors have seven points after five matches and eight in the table. Meanwhile, Schalke are in the 13th spot with five points after five matches.

What Managers Say

Jens Keller: "We do not need to motivate anyone for this duel. It is the greatest derby in the country and we are looking forward to it."

Jurgen Klopp: "We both have tough schedules - yet both will give everything. Both teams have injury problems, but both will get 11 men on the field. These games stand out from the rest of the season. As well as the three points, the derby is always an opportunity to get what Neven Subotic has called 'Brownie Points'.The derby is the most extraordinary game of Bundesliga season."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Schalke to win: 27/10
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Borussia Dortmund to win: 1

Team Form

Schalke

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D D L W
  • Last Result: Werder Bremen 0-3 Schalke

Borussia Dortmund

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L W W W
  • Last Result: Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Stuttgart

Team News

Jens Keller
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Schalke

  • Injured: Jefferson Farfan (knee), Leon Goretzka (thigh), Sead Kolasinac (knee) Benedikt Howedes (hip)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Julian Draxler

Possible XI: Fahrmann; Uchida, Aogo, Ayhan, Fuchs; Sam, Neustadter, Hoger, Meyer; Choupo-Moting, Huntelaar

Borussia Dortmund

  • Injured: Nuri Sahin (knee), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (foot), Marco Reus (ankle), Sebastian Kehl (groin), Oliver Kirch (thigh), Jakub Blaszczykowski (muscle) ,Ji Dong-won (muscle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Papastathopoulos, Subotic, Schmelzer; Bender S, Jojic; Aubameyang, Kagawa, Grosskreutz; Immobile