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Bayer Leverkusen face off with visitors Schalke at BayArena in the Bundesliga 1 game on Saturday.
All Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 3-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Hertha Berlin.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen had 72% possession and 11 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Hertha BSC got 13 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Deyovaisio Zeefuik (4'), Matheus Cunha (26') and Jhon Córdoba (33') scored for Hertha Berlin.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Bayer Leverkusen haven’t conceded. The reality is that Leverkusen have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals in the process. That sort of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this match, of course.
Their prior results show that Bayer Leverkusen:
- haven't lost in the league to Schalke in their last 5 games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Borussia Mönchengladbach in Bundesliga 1 competition, Schalke will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Schalke had 29% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Schalke was Frederik Rønnow (72' Own goal). For their opponents, Borussia Mönchengladbach got 20 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Lars Stindl (15') and Stefan Lainer (63') scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The attacking players from Schalke have been starved of goals in their past 6 games, recording the disappointing return of only 1. In those matches, Schalke have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 17.
Taking a look at their past results, Schalke:
- have not registered a win against Bayer Leverkusen when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 23 league games. They clearly need to do something about it.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 25/02/2018 tells us that Bayer Leverkusen have won 3 of them & Schalke 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A total of 15 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 from Leverkusen and 6 netted by Schalke. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 10 on 06/12/2020 and the score finished Schalke 0-3 Bayer Leverkusen.
In that game, Schalke managed 35% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Malick Thiaw (10' Own goal).
For their opponents, Bayer Leverkusen got 25 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Julian Baumgartlinger (67') and Patrik Schick (78') scored.
The match was refereed by Benjamin Cortus.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen manager Hannes Wolf will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match owing to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Schalke
Schalke manager Dimitrios Grammozis has to choose a team with limited availability. Mark Uth (Hamstring Injury), Hamza Mendyl (Ankle Injury), Ralf Fährmann (Fractured Rib), Nassim Boujellab (Ligament Injury), Gonçalo Paciência (Knee Injury), Salif Sané (Knee Problems), Steven Skrzybski (Ligament Injury), Kilian Ludewig (Metatarsal Fracture), Matija Nastasic (Calf Problems) and Nabil Bentaleb (Groin Surgery) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that Schalke certainly have the ability to put a goal past this Bayer Leverkusen lineup, but that probably shouldn’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re predicting a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Bayer Leverkusen by the conclusion of the game. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BayArena (30,810)
Captain: Charles Aránguiz
Chairman: Fernando Carro
Manager: Hannes Wolf
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 6
⭐ Star Player: Patrik Schick
Regularly used in the Striker position, Patrik Schick was born in Prague, Czech Republic. After having played his first senior match for Sparta Prague in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 8 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 21 appearances.