Schalke vs RB Leipzig
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 14.30 UK/ 15.30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
It’d be hard to believe that Schalke was an active contender in the Champions League till the last match-day when their current league standing is taken into account. They are just four points off safety, and two positions above the line.
Their exit from Europe’s premier competition really requires a poet to put into words. The team thought they could overturn Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and at the Etihad nonetheless. Suffice it to say, the German outfit lost the leg 0-7, and the tie, 2-10 on aggregate. Their morale is low right now, would be an understatement.
Leipzig will take advantage of this pitiful situation their hosts are currently in. The former does not have many options regarding that though. They are being spiritedly chased by the likes of Monchengladbach, Frankfurt etc for their position in the league table, and the automatic entry to next edition of Champions League.
Schalke vs RB Leipzig Head-to-head (h2h)
- Leipzig recorded two of the last three wins.
- The last time these two met each other, the game ended with a 0-0 scoreline.
- Schalke is winless against this opponent since 2017.
- Leipzig avoided a loss in one of their last two visits to this stadium.
Schalke vs RB Leipzig Prediction
Schalke lost their last five matches in a row and was winless in their last seven. They have recorded just a single win in their last ten fixtures. At home, they have not won in their last three attempts. They also failed to win against this opponent since 2017.
Meanwhile, Leipzig is unbeaten in their last eight games one after the other and lost just twice in their last 15 attempts. On the road, they are on a winning streak of four match-ups.
Importantly, Leipzig is a podium contender, while their counterparts are actively in line for relegation.
Expect a win for the guests this Saturday.
Coming to goals, Schalke conceded a total of 21 goals in their last five games, and 11 in their last two alone. They also let in three or more goals in their last five ties, and in six of their last seven. At home, five of their last eight games saw the team conceding two or more goals, and finally, Leipzig recorded three or more goals in three of their last four away ties.
With their additional need to grab as many points as they can, due to the race being offered by Frankfurt, Leverkusen etc, Leipzig will take advantage of this opportunity. Expect at least two goals by them this weekend.
Schalke vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips
Leipzig to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by RB Leipzig @ 2.00 (1/1).