Werder – Schalke 04, Bundesliga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR WERDER - SCHALKE 04
Werder are far behind the top four, even the top five, but that’s not because they play poorly, but because they do too many draws and also have problems against the weak Bundesliga teams against who have lost a lot of points. Werder has had 5 draws in the last 6 games. If they had won at least half of them, they would have bee 4 points behind the top 4 with real chances. Now they have the opportunity to take advantage of Schalke’s status, and this will be a bit of a warming for the match between these two for the cup in a few weeks time.
Schalke is experiencing very difficult days. The team looks terrible, and although they will not get relegated, they will have to make a lot of effort to get away from the relegation zone. It is not certain that the continued participation in the Champions League and the Cup of Germany affects them positively or rather exhausts them, because obviously the team has no energy or maybe the needed quality to do well. For Schalke, an important match is to be played against Man City at Etihad in the next week, so they will think about it, too.
Schalke have only 2 wins this season, coming over weak teams – Stuttgart and Fortuna. And these victories were taken, when Schalke were in a slightly better condition than they are now. Werder have lost only 3 times at home, with 2 of their losses against teams from the top 3. In Schalke there are also many bad things out of the pitch. There are scandals, the sports director left, and soon the coach is likely to be sacked. All this tension makes us think that they have no chance against the Bremen musicians at the moment. Prediction – Werder – Draw No bet on 1.48.
- Schalke have 4 losses and 1 draw in the last 5 games
- Werder has only 3 losses in the last 24 home games in the league
WERDER TEAM NEWS
Langkamp(14/0 D) and Osako(14/3 F) are out
SCHALKE TEAM NEWS
Rudy(13/0 M) is doubtful. Serdar(19/0 M), Mendyl(9/0 D), Harit(16/1 M), Schopf(15/1 M) and Uth(18/2 F) are out