Augsburg vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: WWK Arena, Augsburg.
Augsburg haven’t had the best of the starts to the new Bundesliga season and are currently 12th in the standings after managing a meagre 7 points from their first 6 matches. Their main problem lies in their inability to keep their work rate at a consistent level throughout the entire 90 minutes. Their fluidity in gameplay is also affected by the managerial change at the start of the season. They are a team with no pressure as they are keeping their season objectives at a realistic target.
Schalke have invested heavily in the transfer market and seem to have done some intelligent business. But it has been disappointing how they have started the new season. They went on losing every match since the 4-0 win at home against Borussia Monchengladbach just before the international break. With 3 points from 6 matches they are 16th in the league standings. They have the luxury of well talented personals in the squad and now it’s time to back it up with results in the football field.
Augsburg vs Schalke: Head-to-Head Stats
There were 10 meetings between the two sides since Augsburg got promotion to Bundesliga for the 2011/12 season. And Schalke leads the head-to-head with 5 wins as against Augsburg’s 1 win, with 4 matches seeing draws.
However, Schalke have failed to win against Augsburg in the last three Bundesliga meetings. Augsburg earned their first ever Bundesliga victory when the sides met at the WWK Arena last season, while the reverse fixture at Gelsenkirchen saw a 1-1 draw.
Augsburg vs Schalke: Prediction
Schalke will be a side desperately looking for a win after suffering defeats in the first five matches of the season. They have shown how lethal they can be by scoring 4 goals against Gladbach on matchday 6. With a fully fit squad at the disposal they could definitely be in for another rout here.
Augsburg could do better with their overall game plan, but the options are cut short with a number of injuries to the squad. The visitors look good for a win and expect them to grab all three points on a comfortable margin.
Augsburg vs Schalke: Betting Tips
- Schalke to win at 2.30 (13/10)
- Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 2.20 (6/5).