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The Bundesliga 1 game at Veltins-Arena on Sunday will see hosts Schalke take to the field against opponents Augsburg.
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Schalke won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 2-1 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Bayer Leverkusen.
In that match, Schalke managed 36% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Schalke was Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (81'). Bayer 04 Leverkusen got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lucas Alario (26') and Patrik Schick (72') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
Their most recent results can’t hide the truth which is that there is much shakiness in the Schalke backline. Schalke have watched an unacceptable 19 goals go past their goalkeeper over the course of their past 6 games. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Schalke:
- haven't beaten Augsburg in their last 2 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 6 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Augsburg go into this encounter following a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 win with the defeat of Hoffenheim in their previous match.
In that match, Augsburg managed 30% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For Augsburg, the goals were scored by Ruben Vargas (8') and André Hahn (23'). For their opponents, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim got 15 shots on goal with 5 on target. Robert Skov (85') scored for Hoffenheim.
Looking at their form, and Augsburg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals overall. At the back, Augsburg seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Pre-game facts show that Augsburg:
- remain unbeaten by Schalke when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 05/05/2018 tells us that Schalke have won 2 of them and Augsburg 1, with the number of draws being 3.
A total of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 from Schalke and 9 belonging to Augsburg. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 11 on 13/12/2020 and the score finished Augsburg 2-2 Schalke.
On that day, Augsburg managed 40% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Marco Richter (93').
At the other end, Schalke got 16 shots at goal with 4 on target. Suat Serdar (32' Own goal), Benito Raman (52') and Nassim Boujellab (61') scored.
Team News: Schalke
Salif Sané (Knee Problems), Steven Skrzybski (Ligament Injury), Levent Mercan (Knee Injury), Nassim Boujellab (Ligament Injury), Matija Nastasic (Calf Problems), Mark Uth (Hamstring Injury), Hamza Mendyl (Ankle Injury), Ralf Fährmann (Fractured Rib), Kilian Ludewig (Metatarsal Fracture) and Nabil Bentaleb (Groin Surgery) will not be taking part for Schalke boss Dimitrios Grammozis.
Team News: Augsburg
Augsburg boss Heiko Herrlich has some current player fitness concerns. Tim Civeja (Pubis bone irritation), Fredrik Jensen (Thigh Problems), Iago (Ankle Injury) and Florian Niederlechner (Abdominal Strain) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that Schalke will need to apply a lot of pressure to register a score against this Augsburg side who we think should just have the edge.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a 0-1 winning score for Augsburg at the end of the 90.
A close call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Veltins-Arena (62,271)
Captain: Sead Kolašinac
Chairman: Dr. Jens Buchta
Manager: Dimitrios Grammozis
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 18
🔑 Star Man: Mark Uth
Mostly used in the Striker position, Mark Uth was born in Köln, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for SC Heerenveen in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 2 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 16 appearances.