Schalke vs Augsburg: Preview and Prediction

Schalke vs Augsburg.
German Bundesliga, Round 33.
Date: Saturday, 7-May-2016
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen.

Schalke 04 welcome Augsburg at Veltins Arena on Saturday as they look to cement their European spot for next season.

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Schalke are coming into this game on the back of a 3:1 away win over Hannover 96, which have kept them 2 points above Mainz 05, they will be eager for a win in this game to either maintain their 6th place or go into the 4th place depending on other results.

Schalke have just 2 wins from their last 6 games, but they are not bad at home, they have lost just 1 in their last 6 home games, they have won 3 and drew 2. They have scored at least 2 goals in each of their last 4 home games.

On the contrary, the visitors Augsburg are hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the league, having won 3 of their last 4 games and drawn 1. They have also kept a clean sheet in their last 3 games.

Augsburg are safe from relegation at the moment and they need only 3 points from the remaining two games to guarantee their safety from the drop zone.

Schalke 04: Team News

Marco Hoger and Atsuto Uchida are still on injury list and won’t return till the end of the season. Besides these two players, Schalke have no other missing players.

Schalke: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Fahrmann;
Kolasinac, Matip, Neustadter, Junior Cai;
Holjberg, Goretzeka;
Choupo-Moting, Meyer, Sane;
Huntelaar.

Augsburg: Team News

Paul Veraegh and Daniel Opare have joined the growing injury list to raise the list to 7 while Jeong Ho-Hong stands a chance of being banned if he gets any card in the game.

Augsburg: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Hitz;
Max, Klavan, Geouweleeuw, Feulener;
Baier, Kohr;
Werner, Altintop, Koo;
Finnbogason.

Schalke vs Augsburg: Head-To-Head stats

Schalke have only lost once in their 10 meetings against Augsburg, they have won 6 times and drew 3 games.

Schalke have won all their home games against Augsburg, they have scored at least 3 goals in 3 of their 4 home games against Augsburg.

Schalke vs Augsburg: Prediction

Both teams are in a personal battle, Schalke are battling to cement their Europa league spot or even go into the Champions league playoff spot while Augsburg are battling to stay in the league as they are 4 points above the drop zone.

Schalke’s last 6 games have seen at least 3 goals, they have been at both halves of their last 4 home games and have scored in 5 of their last 6 games

Augsburg have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 games which shows they are good defensively

Best bet: Schalke win or draw
Recommended bet: Over 1.5 goals
Risky bet: Schalke Win Both Halves

Schalke vs Augsburg- Statistical Prediction 7-Apr-2016
Schalke vs Augsburg: Statistical Prediction