Schalke 04 vs Werder Bremen: Preview and Predictions

Schalke 04 vs Werder Bremen
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 3 February 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: VELTINS Arena, Gelsenkirchen

Battle for the second position in German Bundesliga continues. Schalke 04 might have not been in a red hot form like in December, but still sit very high at 3rd place and a decent chance to secure 10th win of the season. They are playing on Saturday against Werder Bremen and of course, the most expected outcome is home win. The current odds for this bet are 1.75.

As for their opponents, team from Wesser is once again struggling at the bottom of the table, the same way they did last season. Battle against relegation seems inevitable at this point. Werder are 16th with 17 points, three short from the safe zone. The most recent streak and form are not looking good either. Florian Kohfeldt’s squad has collected only three points from the last five Bundesliga matches.

Schalke are rarely losing matches in front of the home crowd (only one so far), but the win rate is not that high either (50%). Guido Burgstaller is topping team’s goalscoring charts at the moment. Austrian striker has bagged seven goals total but none in the last five matches.

Schalke 04 vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-head

These two teams have a long history of playing against each other. There were 98 duels so far; Werder won 40, Schalke one less. When it comes to matches in Gelsenkirchen, hosts are having a big lead in terms of victories 25-13.

The previous encounter took place in September 2017 at Wesser. The Miners took narrow 2-1 win.

Schalke 04 vs Werder Bremen: Prediction

Werder Bremen are one of the easiest sides to beat when playing on the road. At the moment their loss rate is 70%! Schalke are doing well at Veltins Arena so backing home win was the easy call to me.

Schalke 04 vs Werder Bremen: Bet Tips

Home win @ 1.76

Schalke to win and to keep a clean sheet @ 3.10