Schalke vs Freiburg
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke began the year with a 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg, but they went on to claim just one point from following three outings. Such poor spell of form caused the drop to 14th place in the league ladder. Konigsblauen are still on a safe distance from the danger area (seven points away), but it’s still a massively underwhelming Bundesliga campaign for them in this term.
Can the hosts get it up and running on Saturday afternoon when they take on bottom-half neighbours Freiburg at VELTINS-Arena? The visitors are still winless in 2019 and they claimed just two points from four league outings this year.
The lack of meticulousness at the back is to blame for such poor sequence of results for Breisgau-Brasilianer. Freiburg shipped as many as 12 goals in four league matches this year (three per game). They did, however, show tremendous fighting spirit to come from behind on three separate occasions last weekend when they drew 3-3 to Wolfsburg at Schwarzwald-Stadion.
Schalke vs Freiburg: Head-to-head
Schalke lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 38th encounter with Breisgau-Brasilianer.
It is interesting to mention that none of past nine head to head affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Freiburg took a narrow 1-0 victory when these two likes met each other in late-September last year.
Schalke vs Freiburg: Prediction
Schalke also conceded goals with ease of late. They allowed two or more in each of last three Bundesliga affairs. We have to say they had much tougher rivals as the opposition included the likes of Hertha, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich along the way.
Anyhow, Schalke still shipped 16 goals in ten home outings in this term of Bundesliga and we would be surprised to see them keep things quiet at the back here against attackingly-minded Freiburg. The time has come for the low-scoring trend to terminate and the Both Teams To Score pick is well worth backing at the 1.90 odds here.
Schalke vs Freiburg: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.90 (9/10)
Draw at the half time @ 2.25 (5/4).