Michael Probst/Associated PressMarco Reus will miss the game with a torn muscle fibre in his thigh he picked up in the match against Qabala. Gonzalo Castro will in all likelihood replace the Germany international on the wing. Other than that, head coach Thomas Tuchel will have the entire current first-choice XI at his disposal. SchalkeFahrmann; Caicara, Neustadter, Ayhan, Aogo; Goretzka, Hojbjerg; Sane, Meyer, Choupo-Moting; HuntelaarJoel Matip is doubtful for Schalke. VI-Images/Getty ImagesBreitenreiter will have to do without captain Benedikt Howedes, who suffered a broken metacarpal last week. His regular partner at centre-back, Joel Matip, is likely out as well, but it's not set in stone.
Should Matip be able to play against Dortmund, Roman Neustadter would likely slide into midfield, where he would replace the suspended Johannes Geis. Up front, meanwhile, Schalke could opt to play with two out-and-out strikers, with Franco di Santo playing instead of either Max Meyer or Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting. Players to WatchCastro impressed in recent outings on the wing, but replacing Reus on his current form is a tall task. Reus scored six goals in his last five appearances, opening the scoring for his side three times. Castro isn't a natural goalscorer like Reus and more of a playmaker, setting up goals for team-mates, like he did brilliantly in the DFB-Pokal against Paderborn.
Speaking about the "Revierderby, " Breitenreiter said (via Reuters. com): In no game are we without a chance. Not against Bayern, not against Bayer Leverkusen and especially not in the derby. These are emotional games and what comes out is something no one can promise in advance. But we will do everything to give fans what they have expected before the season. A team that works as one unit in every game and never gives up.
Die Königsblauen have also been extremely successful domestically, as they have lifted seven top-flight titles and five DFB-Pokal crowns. They are also one of the most popular clubs to have been formed in the country whilst they were also the very first team to lift a national double. When the two sides meet at Borussia-Park stadium, a capacity of 54, 022 fans will be eagerly excited about the fixture as the two sides have put on a number of instant classics since the hosts’ move to the stadium in 2004. The atmosphere generated by both sets of supporters is incredible and can challenge any other that is produced elsewhere.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04 - Compare and Buy Tickets with SeatPickWhen Borussia Monchengladbach play Schalke 04 at Borussia-Park, fans can expect to witness a hugely entertaining contest between two sides that have been established in the Bundesliga for a number of years. The two sides have been incredibly successful during their respective histories, which helps to build this tie and make it all the more exciting for supporters when the date comes around for it to be played. Die Fohlen have tasted what it is like to be crowned the champions of Germany on no fewer than five occasions, although those victories came several years ago. Borussia Monchengladbach also have experience of winning domestic cup competitions as well as European titles, having won the DFB-Pokal and Europa League numerous times as well.
Schalke were, quite literally, without a chance in the last meeting between the two sides in February, where Dortmund could have won by six or seven goals. Sunday's hosts left it late, scoring all three of their goals in the last 12 minutes of the game. That was, however, only Dortmund's third win at home against their archrivals this millennium. Dortmund and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were always one step ahead in the last Revierderby. Frank Augstein/Associated PressDate: Sunday, November 8Time: 2:30 p. m.
GMT/9:30 a. ET/3:30 p. local timeVenue: Signal Iduna Park, DortmundTV Info: BT Sport ESPN (U. K. only)/FS 1 (U. S. only)Live Stream: Fox Soccer 2Go (U. only)Form GuideDortmundSchalkeQabala: Win (3-1)Sparta Prague: Draw (2-2)Augsburg: Win (5-1)Monchengladbach: Loss (1-3)Paderborn: Win (7-1)Monchengladbach (Cup): Loss (0-2)Bremen: Win (3-1)Ingolstadt: Draw (1-1)Qabala: Win (4-0)Sparta Prague: Draw (1-1)Predicted LineupsDortmundBurki; Ginter, Papastathopoulos, Hummels, Schmelzer; Weigl, Gundogan; Castro, Kagawa, Mkhitaryan; AubameyangGonzalo Castro should replace Marco Reus in the derby.
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