Augsburg vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg).
Augsburg made it four defeats on the trot last weekend when they fell 1-0 away at Bayer Leverkusen. They dropped down to 14th place as a consequence of such a dismal thread. Will they be able to rebound on Saturday afternoon when bottom-half rivals Schalke come to visit WWK Arena?
The visitors won’t come into the game in the highest of spirits either following a 1-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Ruhr Derby. Die Konigsblauen managed to find the equalizer after conceding a 7th minute goal. They were given penalty just after the hour-mark as Daniel Caligiuri made no mistake from the spot to bring his team back on terms. However, Jadon Sancho had the final word for Dortmund netting the match winner 16 mins from time.
Augsburg vs Schalke: Head-to-head
Schalke have always been a tricky opposition to Fuggerstadter.
Die Konigsbaluen won 9, drew 5 and lost just 1 of 15 meetings with Augsburg.
Schalke won each of past three meetings with Augsburg netting as many as eight goals in the process.
Both teams scored in five of last six H2H affairs.
Augsburg vs Schalke: Prediction
Schalke did manage to rebound from the loss to fierce rivals Dortmund by beating Lokomotiv Moscow on Matchday No 6 in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Alessandro Schopf made the difference with his stoppage-time effort in a match which actually had no importance for Die Konigsbaluen who had previously secured the runners-up position in their respective UCL group.
Augsburg failed to find the back of the net in last two league games. They gave a poor record at home with 1 win, 3 draws and 2 losses in 6 matches so far. Given Schalke also found goals hard to come by on travels lately, the Under 2.5 goals FT has to be our number one betting option here. The alternative bet is draw at 3.50.
Augsburg vs Schalke: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw @ 3.50 (5/2).