A derby that attracts much attention in the German Bundesliga – Schalke 04 will host Borussia Dortmund in their next league game on Saturday.
Languishing at the bottom of the table, Schalke are far from making things happen for themselves having record just two wins in their last 10 games across all competitions.
Dortmund also, on the other hand, has been very inconsistent this season with a series of bad performances come in between that of the good ones. They find themselves sixth on the league table after 21 games played and are 16 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich.
The Black and Yellows played some quick counter-attacking football against Sevilla in midweek in the UEFA Champions League and Edin Terzic will be hoping for the same outcome if they are to make the cut for the top four.
In their last two games against Schalke, Dortmund have scored seven times while conceding none but Schalke boss Christian Gross will be aiming at putting a stop to another humiliation.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Date: Saturday, February 20
Time: 17:30 GMT
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Kilian Ludewig, Goncalo Paciencia, Frederik Ronnow, Salif Sane and Steven Skrzybski are all ruled out for the home side.
Dortmund have Marcel Schmelzer and Axel Witsel on the sidelines while Thorgan Hazard and Lucas Pizszek are doubtful.
POSSIBLE STARTING LINEUPS
Schalke: Fährmann – Becker, Mustafi, Natastic, Kolasinac (c) – Stambouli, Bentaleb – William, Serdar, Harit – Hoppe.
Dortmund: Bürki – Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro – Bellingham, Delaney – Sancho, Reus (c), Reyna – Haaland.