Stuttgart – Schalke : Preview & Prediction
Stuttgart and Schalke 04 play in the Mercedes-Benz-Arena in a Bundesliga round of the 20th round. In the final clash between these teams in this competition, on 10-09-2017, Schalke 04 won at home for (3-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stage was in 20-09-2015, in a game by the Bundesliga that ended the victory of Schalke 04 by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by L. Sané (53 ‘). Although this is a game between 14th and 3rd of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 5th place in home games and the 5th as a visitor.
Analysis of Stuttgart
After 6 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in 14th place, having won 20 points. In the last match, they lost with Mainz away by (3-2), after in the previous game to have won at home, in a game against Hertha Berlin, by (1-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 19 points, against only 1 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, Stuttgart had 19 points in 27 chances, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in their last 9 games at their stadium. In their domestic league matches the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (4 out of 9 matches). The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In his home games there is a tendency to few goals, since 6 of his last 9 matches in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the score.
Coming from a defeat away from home, the Stuttgart team need to recover the points lost, but know that you must find many difficulties in this match, as you will face a team that lives a much better time than yours. The home team will need to be attentive throughout the match and try to play good football on the pitch, knowing to attack in the right moments, so do not be surprised. In the last round the Stuttgart team were defeated away from home by the team of Mainz by the score of 3 x 2. The coach is expected to take to the field a very competitive team and that will fight for the desired result during the 90 minutes.
Analysis of Schalke 04
After 8 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses, the visiting team is in 3rd place, having won 31 points. In the last match, they drew 1-1 with Hannover at home (1-1) after losing 3-2 in a game against RB Leipzig. This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 21 points, against only 12 in their games as a visitor. In the last 9 out of the championship, Schalke 04 have won 3, 3 draws and 3 losses, having won 12 points out of 27. In his league games as a visitor the most frequent result at the break was 1-0 (4 out of 9 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 2 periods in the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 6 of his 16 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘); suffered 5 of his 14 goals in minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The goal of Schalke 04 is to keep within the qualifying zone for the Champions League, so it is important that you do not stumble even acting outside the home. The team will need to present a much better football than it was presented in the last round, because only then will chances of surprise your opponent, and know that for this to happen you will have to take advantage of the chances that appear during the match. In the final round the Schalke 04 team ended up only in the draw with Hannover 96 in the 1 x 1 draw. The team captain is expected to take a team with more defensive posture and try to exploit the counterattacks.
Stuttgart – Schalke : Betting Tips
Schalke – Win Odds: 2.60
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70