Schalke 04 vs Koln
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena.
The Miners are the worst team in the competition, and are placed dead last in the table. They have also conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the league, and have won just once so far this campaign.
Quite easily they are locked in to get relegated at the end of the season, and it seems that nothing can stop that from happening.
Meanwhile, the Billy Goats are one of the worst in the league as well, and are placed in the relegation zone. They are also one of the only two teams in the German top flight to stay winless in the past five match-days.
By all means, the defense of these two are almost non-existent. On top of that, majority of previous h2h clashes also had goals in plenty over the years.
Likely, expect a fierce encounter this Wednesday between these two under-pressure squads, and as a result, anticipate plenty of goals as well.
Schalke vs Koln: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 12 of the preceding 16 match-ups had goals from both teams.
- 13 of the former 17 encounters had three or more goals.
- Since 1997, only once have the hosts failed to score at this venue.
- Not once have the guests failed to find the back of the net at this ground this past decade.
Schalke vs Koln Prediction
Christian Gross’s men lost 3-1 on the road the last match-day, against Frankfurt. In the meantime, Markus Gisdol’s men were held to a goalless draw the past game week at home, by Hertha.
Going on, the Miners had conceded two or more goals in eight of their past eleven overall match-ups, and they were winless in 12 of their preceding 15 fixtures.
At home, they had lost four of their previous five games, and they have kept a total of just two clean sheets here since January of 2020 – one of which had come in a friendly.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 16 of their last 20 overall matches, and they had conceded five goals in their latest road trip alone.
Moreover, a huge chunk of previous h2h encounters have had goals in plenty over the years, and especially the ones at this venue.
Considering these stats, expect a high-scoring thriller this Wednesday.
Schalke vs Koln: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).