Schalke vs Koln
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 5 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
With four out of four wins and home advantage in the bag, Schalke will be eying all three points for the taking as they welcome the hapless Koln into their midst.
Schalke vs Koln Head to head (h2h)
- Four out of their last five games have ended in a tie.
- Their previous encounter here saw Schalke win 1-0.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together thrice in their previous five clashes here.
- Schalke have registered a win twice in their past seven matchups while Koln have achieved just one.
- Six of their last ten fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Schalke vs Koln Prediction
David Wagner’s men have been extending their positive run in the Bundesliga and are boasting of a four-match winning streak, their latest victims being the in-form RB Leipzig. The hosts slotted three past the latter in that matchup on the road and recorded a total of thirteen shots at goal, eight of which were right on target.
Furthermore, Schalke have now scored a total of ten goals from their last three games in a running, and have won by a goal difference of two or more goals in two of those clashes well.
On the other hand, the newly-promoted side are yet to find their groove. And have been suffering back to back defeat in their past three matchups. The squad were at the losing end of a 4-0 scorecard against both Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich in their last two games.
It is also worth mentioning that Koln have not found the back of the net in any of their previous three clashes. And are deservedly just two points away from hitting rock bottom in the table.
Additionally, the away side have not got the better of this foe in any of their previous two visits here. Their last meeting saw Schalke edge them out by a 1-0 scorecard. With just one win from their past three outings, Koln does not stand a chance at causing an upset to Schalke who have a stellar momentum going about them.
Also, three out of the last five goals for the hosts here have come in the second half. Taking into account that the home team have also found the back of the net at least once, post the restart, in each of their last two head to head clashes here, Schalke are favorites to grab a goal in the latter forty-five minutes.
Schalke vs Koln Betting tips
Best Bet: Schalke to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
To score in the second half: Schalke @ 1.40 (2/5)
Correct Score: 2-1 for Schalke @ 8.00 (7/1).