Schalke vs Nice
UEFA Europa League – Matchday 5
Date: Thursday, 24th November 2016,
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen.
Schalke have enjoyed a clean record in the Europa League group stage, picking up 12 points in their last 4 games. They will look to continue their good firm as they welcome OGC Nice at Veltins Arena on Thursday night.
Schalke have already qualified for the next round of the competition, having won 4 out of 4 games in the group. They have conceded just once in their opening 4 games in the Europa League, showing how good they are defensively. They have also been good domestically and are on a 10-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. Furthermore, they have been superb at home, they have won their last 5 home games in all competitions.
Meanwhile, Nice will be looking to get their Europa league back on track. They have just 3 points from their 4 Europa League games, having lost 3 and won once. They are in the bottom of the group tied on same point as Salzburg. If they manage to win this game, they will be on same points as Krasnodar; should Krasnodar lose.
Schalke vs Nice: Head to Head Statistics
Besides the reverse of this fixture, there are no other record of games between this two sides. This will be Nice’s third visit to Germany, the first two visits all ended in defeat for Nice. Also Nice have never scored a goal in Germany but have conceded 5 goals in Germany.
Nice have lost 3 of their 5 fixtures against German side, they have drawn one and won one.
Schalke 04 have won 4 of their 8 fixtures against French sides, they have drawn 2 and lost 2. At Veltins Arena, Schalke are superb against German teams, they have won 3 of their game and drawn 1.
Schalke vs Nice: Prediction
There is no much discussion to be held about this game, it’s obvious that Schalke is the superior team. Judging by their recent outings, they will surely sweep Nice apart in the game.
Schalke vs Nice: Betting Tips
Schalke to win at 2.00
Over 2.5 goals at 1.89.