Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke Prediction & Tips
Bayer Leverkusen interim coach Hannes Wolf will be looking for a win in his first Bundesliga game in charge – his team will be looking to stay in contention for a place in European competitions. He has personal matters to attend to in this particular match, as Leverkusen have five games without losing to Schalke (G3, E2), but Wolf never beat Schalke (P2) and lost his only previous meeting to rival coach Dimitrios. Grammozis (P1).
Leverkusen have won just one of their last five Bundesliga matches at home (E1, P3), but a goal at the start of the engagement could calm their nerves – they have lost only once playing at home after opening the scoring (G4 , E1). However, one goal might not be enough as Leverkusen have not kept their goal unbeaten in nine league matches at home (G3, E2, P4) and, furthermore, their Bundesliga matches at this venue average 3.38 goals per game.
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Schalke are the bottom of the standings and are heading into this match 12 points behind 17th place in the standings – they are on their way to finishing with the second-lowest points total in Bundesliga history. On an 11-game winless streak (E3, P8), he has conceded a whopping 20 goals in his last seven Bundesliga games and has also allowed three or more goals against in 14 league games so far. He has also conceded goals in both halves in 15 games so far. Schalke lead the Bundesliga by a wide margin in those last two statistics.
Schalke have yet to win on the road so far this season (E4, P8) and have conceded at least three goals against in each of their five previous visits to teams that are in the top six in the standings before the match. start of this day. On the positive side, however, he has scored in each of his last two Bundesliga visits to this venue (E1, P1) – but trailed 1-0 at halftime in both games.
Players to watch: If Leverkusen need a player to score late in the game, then Patrik Schick could be the man – he has scored his last four Bundesliga goals since min. 70 onwards. Similarly, Benito Raman scored a goal in the min. 82 for Schalke during this same match, but from last season.
Highlight: Only Frankfurt averages more yellow cards against Schalke (2.27) this Bundesliga season.
Bayer Leverkusen – Schalke FREE TIPS
Bayer Leverkusen – Win @ 1.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90