Schalke – RB Leipzig : Preview & Prediction
Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig face at VELTINS ‑ Arena, in a match for the 20 th round of the Bundesliga. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head between these teams in this competition, on 03‑10‑2020, RB Leipzig won at home by (4‑0). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. Indeed, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for the Bundesliga, on 22‑02‑2020, RB Leipzig only managed to win, by (0‑5). The goals of the match were scored by M. Halstenberg (67 ‘), Angeliño (80’), E. Forsberg (89 ‘), M. Sabitzer (1’) and T. Werner (61 ‘) for RB Leipzig. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 18th and 2nd in the general classification, in fact this is a match between the 17th classified in home games and the 7th as a visitor.
After 1 win, 5 draws and 13 losses, the home team is in 18th position, having won 8 points. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Werder Bremen by (1‑1), after in the previous match they have lost (0‑4) at home, against Bayern München. This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 5 points, against only 3 in their games as a visitor. In their last match, for the DFB Pokal, they lost against Wolfsburg by (1‑0). In the last 10 home matches for the championship, Schalke 04 has recorded 1 victory, 2 draws and 7 losses, having won 5 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 3 of their last 19 games for the Bundesliga, of those 3 they reached the interval in advantage in all and won in the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 19 games in this competition, they suffered the first goal 16 times and never managed to turn the score.
Schalke 04 comes unmotivated for this match after a 1-0 defeat on the Wolfsburg field, in a game counting for the German Cup. In the last Bundesliga match, the home team drew 1-1 against Werder Bremen. The home team usually plays in a 4-3-3 tactical system, favoring fast transitions, mainly through the wings. In this drawing, the three most advanced players are Alessandro Schöpf, Amine Harit and Matthew Hoppe: the last athlete is the best scorer with 5 goals scored. Coach Christian Gross should not be able to count on Kilian Ludewig, Steven Skrzybski and Gonçalo Paciência for being injured.
The visiting team is currently in 2nd place, with 38 points won, after 11 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost away to Mainz 05 by (3‑2). In the last match, they won at home against Bayer Leverkusen by (1‑0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 25 points, against just 13 in their away matches. In their last match, for the DFB Pokal, they beat Bochum at home by (4‑0). In the last 9 away matches, RB Leipzig has 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, having won 13 points out of 27 possible. His attack has scored regularly, since he has managed to score in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
RB Leipzig enters this match with a 4-0 victory against Bochum, in a game counting for the German Cup: the team’s goals were signed by Yussuf Poulsen (2), Amadou Haidara and Marcel Sabitzer. In the last round of the Bundesliga, the visitors beat Leverkusen 1-0. The visiting team usually plays in a 3-5-2, favoring a more relaxed playing style, attacking through the central corridor. The two arrows pointed at the goalpost of the “enemy” will be Christopher Nkunku and Yussuf Poulsen, and the player responsible for defining and leading his team’s attacks is midfielder Dani Olmo. The visiting coach cannot count on Emil Forsberg, Benjamin Henrichs and Ibrahima Konaté, all with physical problems.
Schalke – RB Leipzig : Betting Tips
RB Leipzig – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70