Schalke vs Union Berlin
Date: Sunday, 18 October 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena.
The Miners are easily the worst team in the competition at the moment, and by the looks of things, they are on course to get relegated. They have so far lost all of their matches in the league, and have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the roster as well.
And embarrassingly, in return, they have scored a total of just one goal. It goes without saying that these guys are now the whipping boys of the German top flight, and other teams will actively target them to secure easy points as well as to improve their goal difference.
Meanwhile, the Iron Ones have made a solid start to their campaign, and have already placed themselves in a promising position in the mid-table.
In fact, apart from their loss in the opener against Augsburg (current toppers of the table), the team has remained invincible, and in the process, they even secured an inspiring draw against Monchengladbach – one of the best teams in the Bundesliga.
Likely, expect Union Berlin to be the better team on the pitch this Sunday.
Schalke vs Union Berlin: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- 100% of league match-ups so far have ended with goals from both teams.
- In fact, the last encounter without the BTTS clause being satisfied was back in 2001.
- At this stadium, the hosts have a 100% winning record.
- The home team has also scored two or more goals in all meetings here so far.
Schalke vs Union Berlin: Prediction
Manuel Baum’s men lost 4-0 on the road the last match-day, against Leipzig. In the meantime, Urs Fischer’s men recorded a 4-0 win at home the past game week against Mainz.
Going on, the Miners are on a long 21-match winless run, and they had also lost 13 of their preceding 16 overall games.
At home, they last won a fixture back in January, and that has been their only win at this stadium in the whole of 2020.
Furthermore, they have conceded a total of 15 goals so far in this current campaign, at a rate of 5 goals per match-up, and have scored at a rate of just 0.33 goals per game.
On the other hand, the Iron Ones have been on a satisfactory run for the past several months, and their only defeat in 2020-21 had come against one of the toppers of the table.
As such, expect Union Berlin to secure at least one point this weekend.
Schalke vs Union Berlin: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Union Berlin or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Union Berlin +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).