Schalke vs Freiburg
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
As of late, Schalke have just been too hot to handle in their own backyard. Given that Freiburg have been dropping points rapidly on the road as well, the hosts are certainly in contention to secure the bragging rights this weekend.
Schalke vs Freiburg Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended as a stalemate.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their past five meetings.
- All of their previous five clashes have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Schalke have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five games.
- Freiburg have registered the win in just two of their previous fifteen matchups. (W-2, D-7, L-6)
Schalke vs Freiburg Prediction
Schalke failed to pick up back to back wins last week on the road after Wolfsburg came back from behind to hold them a 1-1 draw. Nevertheless, the hosts have stumbled just once in their past five clashes in the Bundesliga and are currently dwelling in the top five as well.
Meanwhile, Freiburg are going through a rough at the moment. The visitors are on a two-match losing streak, the most recent of which saw them admit defeat to Bayern Munich by 3-1 scoreline. That too, at home.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have just one win to boast of from their previous five fixtures in the top flight, and have garnered no more than four points from a possible fifteen.
To pile on even more misery, Freiburg have been struggling to taste success in their recent outings. Disappointingly, they have not come away with the win on the road since late September.
In sharp contrast, Schalke are unbeaten in their last six clashes on the trot at Veltins Arena. Also, the hosts have not been at the losing end in any of their past five meetings with this foe here either.
As such, Freiburg’s chances of coming out on top are certainly looking bleak.
Furthermore, Schalke have been consistent in getting their names on the scoresheet at home. They have found the back of the net six times from their previous three matchups here alone.
Meanwhile, thirteen of the twenty-five goals for Freiburg so far have come from their clashes on the road.
With both teams known to pack a punch in the final third, count on goals to be in abundance come Saturday.
Schalke vs Freiburg Betting tips
Schalke to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).