Schalke 04 vs RasenBallsport Leipzig Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Schalke 04 vs RasenBallsport Leipzig Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

As promising and good as RB Leipzig were last season, their opponents on Saturday, Schalke, were as bad and disappointing. Each side hope to get off to a good start in this prime time battle as last season's runner up heads to tenth place finishers Schalke. The home side got off to a good start on Monday when they went to BFC Dynamo in the DFB Pokal. They won 0-2 thanks to a brace from Evgeni Konoplyanka late on in the evening. RB Leipzig also won their cup match, doing so with a 0-5 triumph at Dorfmerkingen. Marcel Sabitzer scored the first two goals before Timo Werner, Yussuf Poulsen, and Naby Keita added three further finishes. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Schalke and RB Leipzig are being rated very evenly by the bookmakers, and that gives you some good options for either side since this is basically being considered 'a pick-em' game. RB Leipzig are favored slightly, but that might be a bit of a mistake due to Schalke finding themselves at home to start the new season. They've only played twice, with Schalke getting just one point from six last season, but this home match and a win could get you 7/4 odds. Due to the youth and attacking set up of both teams, the goal line has been placed at 2.5. If it ends with more goals than that, you can get 1.930 odds. This looks good due to how many goals both teams score!

Schalke 04 saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against RasenBallsport Leipzig

RasenBallsport Leipzig saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

RasenBallsport Leipzig saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Schalke 04

AVG Goals

1.3

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

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

09-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

DFB Pokal

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

RasenBallsport Leipzig Form Guide

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo

RasenBallsport Leipzig

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

18-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo Bayer Leverkusen

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

12-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 5 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

D A

15-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 2 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

29-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 2 - 6

(HT 1 - 3)

Schalke 04 Preview

Schalke were very much an afterthought last season, and they were serious relegation contenders for a time until they started to get their act together a little. They were never in the running for a solid finish, and mid-table was completely the right result for them in the end. They have changed their manager to Domenico Tedesco due to that poor play, but have yet to add a whole lot to the team. They have signed center midfielder Nabil Bentaleb and winger Yehven Konoplyanka to permanent deals, though, so that is a start. They obviously have the talent to be great and be a threat in the league, but they just have to put it all together. The biggest thing to note is that star Leon Gortezka has stayed along with the likes of Max Meyer and Franco Di Santo.

Schalke 04 Team News

Schalke 04 will be missing right midfielder Alessandro Schopf due to a knee injury and winger Sidney Sam due to a personal matter.

RasenBallsport Leipzig Preview

The powerful RB Leipzig have come out of nowhere to many, but this had been brewing for years. They have a great system to draw from with teams in the US and Austria as well, and that has helped Ralph Hasenhuttl build such a strong side. They will have a harder time this season due to their European commitments, but they should still be quite a fun side to watch. They have done well over the summer to hang on to key players like midfielder Naby Keita, winger Emil Forsberg, and striker Timo Werner. They've also added more exciting youngsters in the form of wide man Bruma, center midfielder Konrad Laimer, and striker Jean-Kevin Augustin.

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team News

Goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo, left back Bernardo, and left winger/midfielder Emil Forsberg will miss this match due to injuries picked up recently.

Schalke 04 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

RasenBallsport Leipzig Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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 RasenBallsport Leipzig Sidelined Players

Schalke 04
28 Alessandro Schoepf Injured
17 Benjamin Stambouli Injured
RasenBallsport Leipzig
3 Bernardo Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ralf Faehrmann 196 95
5 CD Matija Nastasic 187 83
29 CD Naldo 198 89
20 CD Thilo Kehrer 186 72
18 LM Daniel Caligiuri 186 81
10 CM Nabil Bentaleb 187 68
24 RM Bastian Oczipka 184 81
8 CM Leon Goretzka 189 76
25 LF Amine Harit 179 66
9 CF Franco Di Santo 194 88
11 RF Yevheniy Konoplyanka 176 69
No. Pos Player M kg
32 GK Peter Gulacsi 190 83
23 RB Marcel Halstenberg 186 82
5 CD Dayot Upamecano 185 75
4 CD Willi Orban 186 82
16 LB Lukas Klostermann 188 83
8 RM Naby Keita 172 64
27 CM Konrad Laimer 180 72
13 CM Stefan Ilsanker 189 86
7 LM Marcel Sabitzer 177 74
11 CF Timo Werner 181 75
9 CF Yussuf Poulsen 193 78