Posts Tagged ‘Schalke 04’

The Royal Blues take on the Red Devils

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Schalke, the surprise team of the year, are up against the Man Utd in tonight’s clash at the Veltin’s Arena. The home side have knocked out Valencia and Inter Milano in the knock-out phase and now take on Sir Alex’s boys. Will they have any chance to cause yet another upset? Well, for starters Man Utd are rightly priced as favourites in this encounter. Although they have only won one out of their last three games they are a team in good shape. Rooney has found his long-lost form and Javier Hernandez, “el chicarito” is getting better for each game he plays. In addition to this you have to acknowledge United’s massive experience in European cup games. The manager and the players are highly skilled when it comes to the tactical part of the game which is more important in cup games then in regular league matches. Last but not least, United’s home form must be mentioned. Usually it’s hard coming to Old Trafford, but this season it’s been beyond hard. The Red Devils have made their home ground into a stronghold which seems almost impossible to conquer.

 

This having said, Schalke are clearly underdogs but not without chance. Man Utd have struggled big time against German teams and Schalke can play in a very high level on a good day. They have some “point players” in Raul, Edu and Farfan, they have a coach who is a great motivator and surely knows how to set up his team in front of these big games, and they will be massively supported by their supporters tonight. The people of Gelsenkirchen live and breathe football, so tonight’s game will be a highlight for all the supporters of the Royal Blues.

 

What’s your thought? Favourite win or time for another upset? Check out the odds and place your bets! Don’t forget that you can bet live during the game and make this European cup night even more exciting!

 


Did you know that Dortmund – Schalke 04 is one of the most prestigious derbies in Germany?

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Which European league has the highest attendance rate?

Which league has for years been the league with the most goals?


That’s right, it’s the German Bundesliga! Many football fans out there haven’t really discovered this exciting league but in order to provide you with some interesting facts and previews on the upcoming games we are going to publish a post about the league every Friday here on the blog! This Friday we are kicking off with a very big clash between the local rivals Schalke 04 and Dortmund.


Revierderby is the historical name of the match played between the clubs of the Ruhr Area (Revier). Both clubs enjoy good support not only in their local area but throughout the whole of Germany. Dortmund are constantly represented among the top 3 clubs with the highest attendance rate in Europe. Their bitter rivals – Schalke 04 – have got over 90,000 members which makes them the second largest sports club in Germany.


There have been some real memorable clashes between these two clubs throughout the years. In the recent years the second derby in the season 2006-2007 stands out. Schalke had been league leaders for almost three months and were on their way of winning their first Bundesliga title in many years. On the penultimate match day they travelled to Dortmund and the chances of a win looked good. Dortmund went on to beat Schalke with 2-0 and the fans could celebrate not only a derby win but also the fact that they destroyed Schalkes hopes and dreams of winning the title. This was massively celebrated among the BVB-fans and special t-shirts were designed as a reminder of the glorious win. This time the roles are opposite; Dortmund are at the top of the table and Schalke´s fans are out for revenge.


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Dortmund vs. Schalke