Schalke – Leipzig: Preview & Prediction
Schalke has a new coach and kicks on Saturday with vice-champion Leipzig in a game that looks very balanced at Unibet.ro. The match counts for the start of the new season in the Bundesliga. The starting time is 19.30, and Eurosport 2 conveys the match on the VELTINS-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.
Just twice have met these teams so far in the championship last season. Leipzig then gathered four points, and both matches were GG.
Schalke is coming to the start of the new championship with a new coach, Domenico Tedesco, who has European Cups. It seems like he has changed the team play, at least in terms of organization in the defensive phase. Schalke took few goals in the game and finished unbeaten in the eight friendly games. He also won the first official match in German Cup with Dymano BFC (2-0).
He lost some basic players in the summer, including Sead Kolasinac, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar or Choupo-Moting. The acquisitions include Nabil Bentaleb, Amine Harit and Pablo Insua. Yevhen Konoplyanka also acquired the defensive title.
Schopf, Stambouli and Embolo are absent from the host camp. At this match.
The probable team (4-3-2-1): Fahrmann – Kehrer, Howedes, Nastasic, Bentaleb – D. Caligiuri, Oczipka – Goretzka – Harit, Konoplyanka – G. Burgstaller.
The pressure of the debut is, but without it we could not concentrate. It can be beneficial. Leipzig has a very good vertical game when attacking but also when losing the ball. It’s a valuable Champions League team. It finished second last year and the ranking does not lie. We still have great expectations. – Domenico Tedesco, coach –
Leipzig is Germany’s vice-champion and remains to be seen if he confirms what he showed last season. He did not lose base players in the summer, and even got himself with Jean-Kevin Augustin, Bruma and Konrad Laimer. It looks very strong and extremely homogeneous. The game was quite inconstant during the training period, with defeats at Sevilla and Stoke. He won the first official match of the season in the German Cup with Dorfmerkingen (5-0).
Bernardo is the only absent guest in the group, he is still behind physical training.
The probable team (4-4-2): Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban, Ilsanker, Halstenberg – Keita, Laimer – Sabitzer, Forsberg – Ti. Werner, Y. Poulsen.
Schalke – Leipzig: Betting Tips
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.95