Schalke vs Bayern Munich
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Top of the table meets the very bottom on Saturday as Bayern Munich travel to Gelsenkirchen to take on the struggling Schalke in what was supposed to be the derby of the Matchday. The reigning champions do not have any troubles confirming the huge favourites tag title wise given they’ve easily won each of three opening games of the new season.
Bayern also got off to a fine and a rather easy start to the new Champions League campaign beating Benfica 0-2 on Wednesday evening away at Estadio da Luz. Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock early on, while Renato Sanches took the most from the opportunity Niko Kovac gave him at the start of the continental competition. The Portuguese midfielder completed an overall high-quality display by scoring Bayern’s second goal of the evening early in the second half.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich Head-to-head
- Bayern Munich were completely dominant in the most recent head to head history with Die Königsblauen.
- The Bavarians won six and drew one of past seven meetings with Schalke 04.
- Bayern notched eight goals in last three victories over Schalke.
- The Bavarians won each of last three matches at VELTINS-Arena with an impressive 8-1 goal difference along.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Schalke are one of two biggest disappointments after three rounds of the new Bundesliga season. They are yet to pick up the maiden point in the competition. Domenico Tedesco’s job is rumoured to be on the line and Bayern’s visit comes at the worst possible moment for the German manager.
Die Koenigsblau began the Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw to Porto at home on Tuesday. It’s thus three losses and a draw for Tedesco and his troops in last four games across competitions.
A bitterly disappointing record which will likely be even worse after this Bayern tie we’d say. The visitors are just enormous favourites to keep the scintillating form going and maintain the perfect record against the rock-bottomed outfit.
We expect the Bavarians to be in complete control from the very get go and we’ll back them to have the lead at the break and win the match at the end at 1.95 odds as the main betting option here.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
HT/FT Bayern/Bayern @ 1.95 (19/20)
Bayern -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20).