Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke 04
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Home advantage has not been working its charm for Bayer Leverkusen in their recent h2h clashes with this foe. To make matters worse, the hosts have dropped points in five of their last seven games here as well.
As such, Schalke are likely to be too hot to handle for Bayer Leverkusen come Saturday.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their past five meetings.
- Three out of their last five games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A tie has occurred thrice in their previous ten matchups.
- Schalke 04 have registered a win five times in their past fifteen encounters. (W-5, D-4, L-6)
Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen certainly upset the odds last week after they managed to pull off a shocking 2-1 win over Bayern Munich, that too at the Allianz Arena. Despite having a man sent off, with ten minutes of regulation time left, the hosts did just enough to ensure that all three points went their way in that latter matchup.
The home side are now unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions and are currently sitting seventh on the ladder, three points behind Schalke.
On the other hand, the visitors will be making the trip to Bay Arena on the back of a 2-1 win over Union Berlin at home. The away side are also an impressive streak of their own at the moment. They have not featured at the losing end in any of their previous five Bundesliga games on the trot.
It is also worth mentioning that Schalke are the second-best away side in the cluster as of now, and have stumbled just once in their last six outings. Furthermore, the visitors have not admitted defeat in any of their previous four visits here in a running either.
As such, Schalke are sizing up to be favorites to come away with the win in this one. Be that as it may, Bayer Leverkusen have also lost just once in front of the home crowd this season. They have salvaged a point at the least in four of their past seven games here.
Taking into account that half of their last four meetings with this foe at this venue have also ended in a tie, the safest punt would be backing a double chance in favor of Schalke.
Additionally, the guests have not been shy in getting their names on the scoresheet, even on the road. Thirteen of the twenty-four goals for the away side so far have come from their outings.
Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen have also been consistent in finding the back of the net, and have scored a goal or more in each of their past five games here. Hence, it is certainly well within reason to count on both teams to rack up the goals tally this weekend.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Schalke 04 @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).