Schalke vs Augsburg
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 5th May 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke managed to fool the whole footballing world last match-day. After their long series of losses, they took a trip to meet title-hopeful Dortmund and destroyed them in front of their own home crowd.
That single game almost took away Dortmund’s chances to challenge Bayern for the Bundesliga crown. Now, Schalke is at home, against another relegation-battler.
While both these teams hold a satisfying lead over the cut-off line, either of them wants to avoid becoming the last safe team in the table, which would see esteem and confidence of the players taking quite a hit.
Considering these two are direct rivals in that sense, a win in this tie will help the victor to avoid this fate.
Schalke vs Augsburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven matches had goals from both teams.
- Three of the last four clashes had three or more goals.
- Five of the last seven fixtures at this venue had the same stat to show.
- Only two encounters at this stadium have failed to produce goals at either end of the pitch.
Schalke vs Augsburg Prediction
These two are the last two safe teams in the table as of now, and they are actively trying to avoid the distinction of being the team floating on the relegation line at the end of the season.
A win in this fixture will give the winner a considerable lead in this regard, and with the chance to mathematically eliminate relegation, count on these two to fight it out in the pitch.
Moreover, both have leaky defenses and have conceded goals in plenty all through this season. In addition, most h2h ties have seen goals from both teams, and three or more goals as well.
Going on, Schalke is high in confidence after the absolute thrashing they gave to Borussia Dortmund, and also due to their home status.
Augsburg finds confidence from the fact that Schalke has been going through one of the worst phases of their last many seasons. Expect a thrilling clash, with a lot of goals to cheer for this Sunday.
Schalke vs Augsburg Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).