Match Of The Week: Financial head-to-head Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04

14 May 2020

Dortmund v Schalke
Photo: PA Images The Bundesliga kicks off on 16th May for the first time in more than two months with the famous Revierderby between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund

Take a deep breath and try to avoid hyperventilating from overexcitement. Football is back. The Bundesliga kicks off on 16th May for the first time in more than two months with six matches, including the famous Revierderby between Schalke 04 and Dortmund.

Schalke are seven matches without a win in the German top flight while Dortmund have won the past four fixtures, but the circumstances likely means form prior to the league's suspension will bear little significance.

In the 2018/19 season, Dortmund's wage bill stood at €205.1 million while Schalke's reached €123.8 million. In terms of league position, 14 points separate Schalke in sixth from Dortmund in second.

Dortmund are by far the bigger club financially but in terms of generating income per fan Schalke are ahead of their rival.