Schalke vs Union Berlin
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 29 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke got the job done in picking up the win on the road last week. And now, with home advantage back in their arsenal this Friday, the hosts will be eying all three points for the taking against a Union Berlin side who have been erratic in their outings so far.
Schalke vs Union Berlin Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous meeting was way back in 2001 in the DFB Pokal – Schalke won 2-0 on that occassion.
Schalke vs Union Berlin Prediction
Schalke extended their unbeaten run to four games in the Bundesliga by taking down Bremen in their last outing by a 2-1 scorecard. The hosts are certainly on an impressive form at the moment and have stumbled just once in their last ten games in all competitions.
With twenty-two points to their name, Schalke are now sitting fifth on the table, just three points adrift of toppers Borussia Monchengladbach.
On the other hand, Union Berlin are on a positive streak of their own. The visitors have been tasting nothing but success in their previous three clashes in the first division and will be making the trip to Veltins Arena on the back of a stunning 2-0 win at home. That too, over the league leaders themselves.
Be that as it may, the guests have not looked as sharp as they would have hoped in their outings. Union Berlin have stumbled thrice on the road already and have just one measly win to boast of from their last five. Disappointingly, they have garnered no more than four points from a possible fifteen in the process.
Furthermore, Schalke, are unbeaten in their past five clashes on home soil. It is also worth mentioning that the hosts have admitted defeat just once at home this season. Which, to their defense, was at the hands of the mighty Bayern Munich. Given the poor away form that Union Berlin are on, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Schalke at the end of the ninety minutes.
In addition, three out of the last five games here have seen the hosts score two or more goals. Meanwhile, Union Berlin have also looked lively in the final third away from home, and have found the back of the net seven times from their last three outings in all competitions.
Hence a high scoring affair with over 2.5 goals on the charts is certainly looming large in this one.
Schalke vs Union Berlin Betting tips
Schalke to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).