Schalke-Bayer Leverkusen,Bundesliga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SCHALKE 04 - BAYER LEVERKUSEN
Schalke had a nightmare draw in the Champions League. They will play with Man City in February, but this is not the biggest problem for miners. They did not win again in the last round, where were expected to do so against Augsburg. Schalke have only four wins this season, all of them with very weak teams – Mainz, Fortuna, Hannover and Nurnberg (the teams from the bottom). Of course, the Champions League games did not help them, because Schalke squad is not big, but the 13th place is not a habit for miners.
Bayer is also not in the best position. The last match, however, they did not play badly against Eintracht, though they lost. In the first half were the more dominant team, but eventually they were back in the score sheet. However, Bayer’s losses in the visits came against teams like Eintracht, Leipzig, Bayern and Gladbach. These are three teams from the top 4. Leverkusen also had commitments in Europe, which are not on the agenda until February.
Bayer is one of the most difficult rivals historically for Schalke 04. The statistics are 3 wins in 21 home games considered only in this century as before the times for miners are not much more successful against Der Club. Schalke have no victory over Bayer at this stadium for 5 years. These are important facts that can not help, but influence this game. Even now Bayer is the team that plays better football and is in a slightly better shape. We expect new problems for the hosts. Our prediction is – Draw or Bayer Leverkusen at 1.61
SCHALKE TEAM NEWS
Mendyl(8/0 D), Burgstaler(14/2 M), Embolo(9/2 F), Uth(11/1 F) and Di Santo(4/0 F) are out
BAYER TEAM NEWS
L. Bender(12/1 M) is out