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The Bundesliga 1 game at Veltins-Arena on Sunday will see home side Schalke
welcome opponents Augsburg
. Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Schalke v Augsburg - as well as up-to-date odds.
Schalke will be looking for an improved result here after the 4-0 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against Borussia Dortmund. In that match, FC Schalke 04 managed 41% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Borussia Dortmund had 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Erling Håland (29'), Raphaël Guerreiro (45', 63') and Thorgan Hazard (48') scored for Borussia Dortmund.
A common trait of more recent Schalke games is the high number of scores with a nil in them. From their prior sextet of matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a loser. Such a trend isn’t assured to be continued here, of course.
Their prior results show that Schalke:
- are unbeaten in the league by FC Augsburg 1907 in their previous 8 matches. A long run without a loss.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against VfL Wolfsburg in Bundesliga 1 competition, Augsburg will be aiming to make amends here. In that match, FC Augsburg 1907 managed 40% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for FC Augsburg 1907 was Tin Jedvaj (54'). VfL Wolfsburg got 15 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Renato Steffen (43') and Daniel Ginczek (91') scored for VfL Wolfsburg.
The stats tell the story, and Augsburg have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 15 goals overall. In defence, Fuggerstädter have been far from perfect. That sort of trend might not be continued into this game, however.
Their past results show that FC Augsburg 1907:
- haven't been beaten in the league by FC Augsburg 1907 in their last 8 games. A decent run, indeed.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings stretching back to 12/03/2017 tells us that these encounters have not been kind to Augsburg. They’ve not managed to register any wins whatsoever while Schalke have just been too good for them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those ties.
A combined sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 12 for Die Königsblauen and 6 being from Fuggerstädter. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 10 on 03/11/2019 when the final score was Augsburg 2-3 Schalke. In that game, Augsburg had 32% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorers were Daniel Baier (38'), Stephan Lichtsteiner (45' Own goal) and Alfreð Finnbogason (60'). Schalke got 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Ozan Kabak (71') and Amine Harit (82') scored. The referee was Patrick Ittrich.
Team News: Schalke
We think that Die Königsblauen could go for a 4-4-2 formation for this game, handing starts to Markus Schubert, Bastian Oczipka, Matija Nastasic, Salif Sané, Jonjoe Kenny, Alessandro Schöpf, Suat Serdar, Weston McKennie, Daniel Caligiuri, Michael Gregoritsch and Benito Raman.
Team News: Augsburg
Augsburg manager Heiko Herrlich has to choose a team with limited availability. Fabian Giefer (Foot injury), Simon Asta (Cruciate ligament injury), Jan Moravek (Back injury) and Julian Schieber (Calf Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We reckon that Fuggerstädter might make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Andreas Luthe, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Tin Jedvaj, Felix Uduokhai, Philipp Max, Daniel Baier, Rani Khedira, Marco Richter, Eduard Löwen, Ruben Vargas and Florian Niederlechner.
We’re of the view that Augsburg are certainly able to get a goal against this Schalke side, although it is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede. We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Schalke when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Nickname: Die Königsblauen
Stadium: Veltins-Arena (62,271)
Captain: Omar Mascarell
Chairman: Clemens Tönnies
Manager: David Wagner
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 8
Key Player: Suat Serdar
Regularly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Suat Serdar was born in Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Mainz 05 II in the 2015 - 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has hit 7 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign so far from a total of 19 appearances.