Schalke vs Krasnodar
UEFA Europa League – Group I
Date: Thursday, 3rd November 2016,
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke have started their domestic campaign in Bundesliga in a horrendous way. But the team led by Marus Weinzierl managed to raise their game significantly over the last couple of weeks. The story has been different in Europa League though, where Schalke dominated from the very first match in the visit to Nice. The Germans have collected the maximum of nine points from three opening rounds in a very tricky group with Nice, Krasnodar and Salzburg. The team did not suffer a single defeat in last seven matches in all competitions. And they managed to hold on to a goalless draw in a great derby with Borussia Dortmund last weekend.
Krasnodar have had huge troubles with scoring recently, which is the main reason for the drop to 5th position in the Russian Premier League. The team is playing very tight football concentrating mainly on the defense, since each of their last five games in all competitions ended with less than three goals scored. They do have six points in the group and they can afford a defeat at VELTINS-Arena.
Schalke vs Krasnodar: Head-to-Head Stats
The match played two weeks ago was the first one ever between these two teams. Schalke took a narrow 1-0 victory, thanks to the loaned player from Sevilla Yevgeniy Konoplyanka who made the difference scoring the only goal of the match in the 10th minute.
Schalke vs Krasnodar: Prediction
Schalke are 11/20 to win the match, but since the visitors have been very tight and defensively oriented lately. We would advise you to back Under 2.5 goals in the match as the number one betting pick for this game, which is priced up at the excellent odds of 2.00.
Schalke vs Krasnodar: Betting Tips
Schalke to win at 1.65 (7/11)
Under 2.5 goals in the match at 2.00 (1/1).