Schalke 04 – Bayern Munchen, Bundesliga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SCHALKE 04 - BAYERN
Schalke 04 have a new coach this season. His name is David Wagner and he is well known for his time at Huddersfield, which made it to the Premier League, but last season was poor for the Terriers and he was fired. Now Wagner returns to Germany, where he coached Dortmund’s second team 4 years ago, and now goes to their biggest enemy, Schalke. On the other hand, Wagner played for Schalke as a football player for 2 years in the 1990s. The Miners made a lot of changes in the summer and started with 0-0 against Gladbach as a guest.
Bayern failed with Hertha and made it 2-2 in the first round, which is no big surprise. Ribery, Robben and James are no longer part of the squad, but that does not mean that the Bavarian attack is weakened. Coutinho and Ivan Perisic are new additions, albeit on loan. With these transfers, Bayern not only want to once again take the title, but this time to get seriously involved in the Champions League battle.
Expert view : We expect a strong start for the Bavarians. They should be seriously motivated after they have not started at best the championship. They can deal with any opponent in the attack and score at least 1 goal in 45 minutes if they are very concentrated. And let’s not forget that Wagner, though a German, has no experience in the Bundesliga, while this is Kovacs’ second season in Bayern and should already know his team very well. Prediction – Bayern to score in the 1st half at 1.52.
SCHALKE TEAM NEWS
Serdar (0/0 M), Carls (0/0 D), Kabak (0/0 D), Matondo (0/0 F), Schöpf (0/0 M), Skrzybski (0/0 F), Uth (0/0 F) are out. Boujellab (0/0 F) is under question.
BAYERN TEAM NEWS
Goretzka (0/0 M) is out. Boateng (0/0 D) is under question.