Schalke 04 vs VfB Stuttgart
Date: Sunday, 10th September 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen.
The two sides that have the same record after the opening two matches will square off at Veltins Arena as Schalke 04 welcome VfB Stuttgart.
FC Schalke 04
The Royal Blues have impressed in the opening round against RB Leipzig, when they completely outplayed Bundesliga runner ups. However, in the second match at HDI Arena, the newly-promoted Hannover surprisingly beat them 1-0.
New coach Tedesco is insisting on his 3-4-3 formation and the players are slowly adopting his tactic, but Schalke will take time to master it. Also, the hosts have a really thin squad but they will only compete in Bundesliga and DFB Pokal this season.
Returning Stuttgart were beaten in the opening round in the capital with the result of 2-0 as Hertha Berlin outclassed them, but on the home grass they managed to beat FSV Mainz 05 with the minimal result.
Stuttgart have invested in the squad and their aspirations are higher than securing the survival. The team from Mercedes-Benz Arena will aim to get back into the top of German football in the following seasons.
Schalke vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head
In the last five matches between the two sides, Schalke triumphed three times with Stuttgart grabbing one victory and a draw. At Veltins Arena, Stuttgart managed to score in 9 out of last 10 visits.
Schalke vs Stuttgart: Prediction
Tedesco’s men will aim three points in front of their own fans. For Schalke it’s crucial to keep up the performances on the home turf in order to get back into the top. Stuttgart will aim for the draw, but Schalke will pressure from the start and it will be difficult to withstand it throughout the whole game.
Schalke vs Stuttgart: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Schalke 04 to win at the odds of 1.70.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Schalke to win to nil at the odd of 4.00.