He bundesliga is back in action with another round of matches this weekend as Schalke 04 face those of Thomas Tuchel Bayern Munich in an important clash at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Preview Bayern Munich vs FC Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04 are currently 15th in the Bundesliga standings and have not been at their best so far this season. The away team overcame FSV Mainz with a 3-2 win last week and are confident in this game.
Bayern Munich, on the other hand, are at the top of the league table at the moment and have been impressive in recent weeks. The Bavarian giants overcame Werder Bremen with a 2-1 win in their previous match and will be looking to achieve a similar result this weekend.
Bayern Munich vs FC Schalke 04 Head to head and key numbers
- Bayern Munich have a good recent record against FC Schalke 04 and have won 34 of the last 57 matches played between the two teams, compared to FC Schalke 04’s 12 wins.
- FC Schalke 04 are winless in their last 24 official matches against Bayern Munich in all competitions, their previous victory coming by a 1-0 margin in the DFB Pokal in 2011.
- FC Schalke 04 suffered an 8-0 loss in their previous Bundesliga away game against Bayern Munich, their second heaviest defeat in the competition’s history.
- Bayern Munich have only lost one of their last 22 games against newly promoted sides in the Bundesliga, with their only such defeat during this period coming against VfL Bochum this year.
- Bayern Munich currently hold a one-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table, the smallest gap at this stage of the season in 14 years.
Bayern Munich vs FC Schalke 04 Prediction
Bayern Munich have a formidable team at their disposal, but have been very flattered to cheat this season. The Bavarians are beginning to step up under Thomas Tuchel and will have to distance themselves from the chasing pack in the title race.
FC Schalke 04 have struggled this season and are dangerously close to the relegation zone at the moment. Bayern Munich is the better team on paper and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-1 FC Schalke 04
Bayern Munich vs FC Schalke 04 Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result – Bayern Munich
Tip 2: Play to have more than 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Bayern Munich Score First – Yes
Tip 4: Serge Gnabry will score – Yes