Schalke vs RB Leipzig: Preview and Predictions

Schalke vs RB Leipzig Bundesliga Match Preview 23rd April 2017

Schalke vs RB Leipzig
German Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 23rd April 2017
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).

After heartbreaking Europa League elimination on Thursday, The Royal Blues will face in-form Red Bulls in Gelsenkirchen.

Schalke 04 were up 3-0 in the extra-time with the result for the semi-finals, but the Dutch scored two after two horrible mistakes from Schalke’s defenders, knocking the last German club in UEFA competitions out.

The Bulls steamrolled Freiburg SC in the previous round and sealed the UEFA Champions League appearance next season.

FC Schalke 04

The Royal Blues are having a season to forget. They are occupying the 11th position in the Bundesliga standings with 37 points and they need perfect performances in the upcoming five fixtures in order to somehow reach top six.

However, they are five games unbeaten at Veltins Arena. Schalke 04 are excellent in home games this season; they won 8 games, drew 3 and lost 4, conceding only 13 goals in Gelsenkirchen.

RB Leipzig

The guests are six points away from the automatic Champions League group stage qualifying. The team will be fully fit for the upcoming clash against the Royal Blues.

The Red Bulls are on the solid streak recently. They grabbed the maximum of 12 points while scoring 3 goals per game on average in the last four outings.

Schalke vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head

The clash in Gelsenkirchen will be only the second competitive duel between the two sides. In the reverse at The Red Bull Arena, hosts beat Königsblau with 2-1.

Schalke vs RB Leipzig: Prediction

Unlike Schalke’s players, the guests will be immensely inspired on Sunday as only two wins separate them from their dream. However, Veltins Arena can be a fortress sometimes, but Schalke’s players will certainly be fatigued and unmotivated, so the Bulls could snatch the full prize easily.

Schalke vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips

  • The first bet will be Over 2.5 goals at 1.91 with Pinnacle
  • You can also try HT/FT – Draw/ Leipzig at 6.00 with Bet365.