Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Prediction

By William Hall

Schalke welcome Bayer Leverkusen to Veltins Arena this weekend in the Bundesliga. Schalke come into this one off the back of back to back defeats against Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim meaning a reaction will be expected on Friday evening. Bayer Leverkusen put their loss to Hertha Berlin behind them as they saw off Hamburg 3-0 on Sunday. With Schalke looking to bounce back and Bayer hunting back to back victories for the first time this season, this one shapes up to be an entertaining encounter. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

An interesting little stat about this fixture is in four of the last five meetings between the teams; they away team has walked away with all three points. With Leverkusen in good form coming into this one, I wouldn't be surprised if that happened again. However, I wouldn't put that down as one of the safest bets this weekend. It's always a very tight encounter between these two. Besides the last result, all six of the last meetings has been separated by no more than one goal which shows how evenly matched these two are.

With Schalke coming into this one off the back of back to back defeats, you would expect to see a reaction from them this weekend, but with them not beating Leverkusen at home in their last three meetings, it could be a harder evening for the side than they expect. Leverkusen come into it having smashed Hamburg in their last game, but it;s fair to say this one is going to be a lot tougher. They have had joy in this fixture recently, winning three times in a row at the Veltins Arena. I expect them to get something once again this Friday.

Bayer Leverkusen double chance - 11/20

Under 2.5 goals - 11/10

Schalke 04 saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Schalke 04 saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Bayer Leverkusen saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Schalke 04

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Schalke 04 Form Guide

Schalke 04 Team Logo

Schalke 04

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

11-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hebei CFFC Team Logo Hebei CFFC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SW Essen Team Logo SW Essen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Erzgebirge Aue Team Logo Erzgebirge Aue

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-08-2018

DFB Pokal

FC Schweinfurt Team Logo FC Schweinfurt

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-08-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

02-09-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-09-2018

Champions League Grp. D

FC Porto Team Logo FC Porto

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Bayer Leverkusen Form Guide

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo

Bayer Leverkusen

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wuppertal Team Logo Wuppertal

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fortuna Sittard Team Logo Fortuna Sittard

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

02-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Istanbul Basaksehir Team Logo Istanbul Basaksehir

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Al-Wehda Team Logo Al-Wehda

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

18-08-2018

DFB Pokal

1. CfR Pforzheim Team Logo 1. CfR Pforzheim

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-08-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

01-09-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. A

Ludogorets Razgrad Team Logo Ludogorets Razgrad

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

Schalke 04 Preview

Schalke have had a very inconsistent start to the season, winning three and losing three of the opening six matches. The defeat in Schalke's last game was down to conceding an early and late goal which both could have been down to a lack of concentration. Hoffenheim took advantage of a sloppy back pass from Schalke with Dennis Grieger slotting home in the 13th minute. From then until the 93rd minute, the game was very end to end with Schalke threating to score the equaliser, but just before the final whistle substitute Lukas Rupp scored the second for the home team which saw them gain all three points. Schalke can take a lot of positives for the game but will be worried after failing to score in three of their opening six matches. The strikers are yet to get firing this season with four of the clubs strikers who have made appearances scoring just one goal.

Schalke 04 Team News

Schalke have four players out for the game. Here is the full list along with their injuries; Bastian Oczipka (ill), Donis Avdijaj (ankle injury), Nabil Bentaleb (muscle injury) and Alessando Schopf (back injury).

Bayer Leverkusen Preview

Bayer Leverkusen had a poor start to the season, losing two and drawing one of their opening three matches. However, they have picked up since by winning two of their last three. Their last game saw them smash Hamburg 3-0 at the Bay Arena thanks to two goals from Kevin Volland in both halves and Lucas Nicolas. It was two goals in the 20th and 23rd minutes which all but wrapped up the game for Leverkusen. As soon as they got the second, they looked a different team. Leverkusen started playing football with a lot more confidence and swagger which was a lot better to see. However, with Schalke on the horizon, they will need to once again up their game this weekend. Kevin Volland has been the main goal threat for Leverkusen this season, with four goals in his opening six games. This is a great improvement for the German after scoring just six goals in the whole of the last campaign.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Leverkusen have just the three players out with lars Bender (foot injury) and Tin Jedvaj) both sidelined.

Schalke 04 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bayer Leverkusen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen Sidelined Players

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