Schalke vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Date: Saturday, 6 April 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
A phenomenal streak of five consecutive league wins climbed Eintracht Frankfurt to the fourth place of Bundesliga standings. They are now two points clear off fifth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach and have the pole position in the battle for the Champions League football next season.
On top of this, the Foals eliminated Italian giants Inter Milan in the last 16 round of Europa League. Can they keep the brilliant form going and pick up sixth consecutive victory on Saturday afternoon against Schalke 04 away at VELTINS-Arena?
The story is completely opposite with Die Konigsblauen who had a dreadful campaign in this term of Bundesliga. They will be lucky to avoid a drop to second tier football at the end of the season which best describes how underwhelming their campaign actually is.
Huub Stevens’ men did manage to claim a super-important 0-1 victory over direct relegation rivals Hannover last weekend away from home to escape on a six-point distance from the red zone.
Schalke vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head-to-head
Frankfurt have a chance to make it all square at 34 wins apiece in their H2H record with Die Konigsblauen with a victory here.
They claimed a huge 3-0 win when Schalke visited Commerzbank-Arena in the first part of the season.
Interestingly, just one of last nine head to head outings saw goals scored at both ends.
Schalke can, however, rely on H2H tradition in Gelsenkirchen where they won 22, drew 15 and lost only 7 of 44 meetings with the Foals.
Schalke vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Prediction
Unlike their rivals, Schalke were in action in mid-week when they fell 0-2 at home to Werder Bremen in the DFB Pokal quarter-final.
It was team’s eighth loss in last nine matches in all competitions. Schalke scored just one goal in last four outings across competitions and they will likely struggle to create in the final third here against a rock-solid defense of Eintracht’s.
The visitors kept five consecutive clean sheets going into this tie at VELTINS-Arena. They are unbeaten in last 14 matches in all competitions. The away win to nil is the way to go here.
Schalke vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Bet Tips
Eintracht Frankfurt to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Eintracht Frankfurt to keep a clean sheet @ 3.25 (9/4).