Schalke vs Bayern Munich
2016/17 German Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 9 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Bayern Munich started their defense of the Bundesliga title with a massive 6-0 win over Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena on the opening day of the 2016/17 season. Carlo Ancelotti, who took over from Pep Guardiola this summer cannot wish for a better start to his new job after watching his side dominate in all departments.
Schalke were disappointing in their opening match of the season as they fell to a narrow 1-0 loss at Frankfurt. It has be highlighted that Frankfurt were playing with 10 men for the final 20 minutes. And Schalke struggled throughout the match to break down the opposition defense and managed just three shots on goals. They need to up the ante against a team like Bayern, a team they had little success against since 2011.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich: Head-to-Head Stats
Schalke haven’t defeated Bayern Munich since the DFB Pokal Semifinal triumph in 2011. A 15th minute goal from Real Madrid legend was enough to see them through to the finals.
Schalke also defeated Bayern at home 2-0 in the home fixture of the season on December 2010. Since then Bayern are unbeaten in 11 Bundesliga meetings against Schalke, with 9 wins and 2 draws.
The corresponding fixture of 2015/16 Bundesliga season at the Veltins Arena ended in a 3-1 win for Bayern. The reverse fixture at Allianz Arena witnessed a 4-1 win for the hosts.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
Looking at the opening day performances of both sides and the head-to-head records, Bayern are well in pole position to earn comprehensive victory. Schalke could develop into a strong side in this season with their new signings. But right now they are not playing like a team and the Bavarian side could be backed for a win right-out.
Four of the last six games between Schalke and Bayern have seen over 3.5 goals, so over 2.5 goals is a bet that is worth investing your money in. While betting on over 3.5 goals is also a good investment, but it price comes with an ample amount of risk.
Schalke vs Bayern Munich: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 19/40 (1.47)
Bayern Munich to win at 2/7 (1.29).