Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019
Kick-Off 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Die Werkself caught the prefect from just at the right time. They’ve been flying high attackingly of late and a streak of four subsequent wins brought them on the brink of the top-four finish. They are now level on points with 4th-placed Frankfurt, but have a much easier schedule in final two rounds. Bayer are actually now the biggest favourites to clinch the fourth spot and secure a place in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League next season.
First of last two obstacles for the team led by Peter Bosz comes in the likes of Schalke. Die Konigsblauen have already secured survival in the top tier of German football and they have nothing but pride to play for in last two rounds. Nevertheless, we have to mention the visitors will also head into this with an improved confidence after a shocking 2-4 victory over Borussia Dortmund and a goalless draw to Augsburg in last two outings.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke: Head-to-head
Bayer Leverkusen were the more successful side in the history of head to head matches with Die Konigsblauen.
The hosts lead the H2H tie by 12 wins coming into 71st meeting with Schalke 04.
Both teams scored in three of past four H2H encounters.
Bayer claimed a 1-2 victory when teams locked horns in the first half of the season at VELTINS-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke: Prediction
Bayer bagged ten goals in last two wins over Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt. They revealed full attacking potential in the 6-1 thumping of direct rivals for the top-for finish last Sunday. Lucas Alario has been in particularly good touch recently.
The Argentinian striker notched a brace in the mentioned drubbing of the Eagles. He scored three goals in past three appearances for Leverkusen and is our top recommendation for the anytime goal-scorer bet here.
The home win should be a banker bet at 1.36 odds, while we’d also suggest backing a high-scoring contest as the hosts have really been flying high attackingly of late.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke: Bet Tips
Bayer Leverkusen to win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.37 (11/8)
Bayer Leverkusen to win & Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.37 (11/8).