THERE’S no love lost between Dortmund and Schalke and Saturday sees them collide in one of the biggest games of the Bundesliga season – the Ruhr derby.
Dortmund have dragged themselves off the bottom of the table with three successive league wins, rattling in 10 goals in the process.
They boast fierce firepower in the likes of Marco Reus and Patrick Aubameyang who will fancy their chances with Schalke having to field third-choice keeper Timon Wellenreuther, 19.
However, the Dortmund defence is still far from rock solid and top-four hopefuls Schalke, who welcome back star striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, can bag a goal. Five of these sides’ past six meetings have seen both teams score and I’m backing both to score again at 20-23 with BetVictor.
In the Dutch Eredivisie, fourth-placed AZ Alkmaar are on a good run with four wins from five and welcome mid-table Willem II. AZ have scored 2+ in four of their last five and can continue that trend. Take AZ to score 2+ at 8-11 with Coral.
Staying in Holland, Vitesse are not to be messed with on the back of a five-game winning streak. Their visitors are Zwolle, two places above them but suffering a dip with three straight defeats.
There’s goals to be had in this one and, just like their last two meetings, over 2.5 goals and both to score is the shout at evens with William Hill.
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Happy punting and good luck with your weekend bets.
Scott Allott’s Euro bets
Dortmund v Schalke btts (2.30pm)
AZ Alkmaar to score 2+ (6.45pm)
Vitesse v Zwolle btts/over 2.5 goals (6.45pm)
(evens, William Hill)