Augsburg vs Schalke
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 3 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg).
The odds are certainly stacked up against the hapless Augsburg in this one, as they seek their second win of the campaign, this Sunday, against Schalke who demands due respect on the road.
Augsburg vs Schalke Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended as a stalemate.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their past four fixtures.
- The scores have finished on level terms in half of their previous ten meetings.
- Three of their last five matchups have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Augsburg have not registered a win in any of their past eight games, as opposed to Schalke who have emerged victoriously thrice.
Augsburg vs Schalke Prediction
The hosts are yet to break free from their dismal five-game winless drought and are currently dwelling just above rock bottom side Paderborn on the ladder. Their last clash on the road saw them salvage no more than a point against Wolfsburg, while at home they managed to share the spoils with Bayern.
It is also worth noting that Augsburg are the only team, apart from Paderborn, to have come out on top just once this season. On the other hand, Schalke are unbeaten in their last two fixtures in all competitions, the most recent of which saw them hand Arminia Bielefeld a 3-2 defeat in the DFB Pokal.
The visiting contingent have been impressing in the Bundesliga as well and have been at the losing end just once in their last seven games. To make matters worse the hosts, Schalke have not tasted defeat in any of their previous three visits to this stadium, and have even gone on to secure the bragging rights in one of them.
Taking into account that the visitors have also picked up the win in two of their last three outings in the first division, Augsburg have little or no chance or pulling off an upset.
Additionally, Schalke’s front line have certainly been living up to the expectations. The squad have scored three goals or more in two of their previous three trips on the road, and have so far found the back of the net eight times as well.
With Augsburg conceding five goals from their previous two clashes here alone, count on Schalke to make light work of this foe in the final third.
Augsburg vs Schalke Betting tips
Schalke to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
To score over 1.5 goals: Schalke @ 1.80 (4/5).