Schalke vs Stuttgart
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: VELTINS Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Schalke have secured top-flight survival with five points earned in their last three outings despite a very tough schedule, as they now host Stuttgart on the final day of the campaign with no high stakes involved at VELTINS Arena as the visitors cannot catch up with them.
Stuttgart sit five points behind the rivals and are bound to play relegation play-offs with 2. Bundesliga’s 3rd placed Union Berlin. They have shown off as a tough side to beat in front of the home crowd but have struggled to impress on the road – which will be more worrying despite home wins over Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg seen lately.
Die Konigsblauen will now want to capitalize on such circumstances as well, but we have seen them struggling to turn clashes their way too. Huub Stevens’ men earned just one win in their last seven outings, as they beat Dortmund and saw just three more points along the way with three losses also on the records. The visitors will now want to lift their team spirits in Gelsenkirchen too and we do see them leaving unbeaten.
Schalke vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head
Schalke have bagged six wins and a draw in the sides’ last seven head-to-head clashes.
Stuttgart have last beaten Schalke in April 2014, when they secured a 3-1 home win.
We’ve seen goals on both ends in three of the last four matches between the sides, which does promise excitement too.
Schalke vs Stuttgart: Prediction
While there are no high stakes to play for on the day, we feel both sides will be motivated to impress up front and we’ll now stick our necks out for a Draw at 4.20 – hoping to see the visitors prove a tough nut to crack at VELTINS Arena.
We should be in for goals and with that in mind, we’re also going for a YES on Both teams to score at 1.57. We’ve seen both scoring on the regular lately and this now feels like a real banker bet, as we head into a somewhat more relaxed contest on the day we feel.
Schalke vs Stuttgart: Bet Tips
Draw @ 4.20
Both teams to score YES @ 1.57.