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will take to the pitch with away side Werder Bremen
at Veltins-Arena in the Bundesliga 1 fixture on Saturday. Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Schalke v Werder Bremen match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Schalke prepare for this game following on from a 0-0 Bundesliga 1 drawn match against Fortuna Düsseldorf. In that match, FC Schalke 04 had 24% possession and 2 shots on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Fortuna Düsseldorf had 5 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Schalke haven’t made the most of their chances in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 1 vs opponents over the course of their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, Die Königsblauen have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 12. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend shall be replicated in this next game.
Their previous form shows that Schalke:
- are without a home win in the past 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
- remain unbeaten by FC Schalke 04 in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
In their previous game, Werder Bremen drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Borussia Mönchengladbach. In that match, SV Werder Bremen had 44% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Borussia Mönchengladbach got 8 shots on goal with 4 on target.
It is worth noting that Werder Bremen have suffered from a lack of goals in their past six games, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, Die Werderaner have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 10.
Their previous form shows that SV Werder Bremen:
- have not won at home in their last 4 matches in the league. Fans are getting restless.
- haven't been defeated by FC Schalke 04 in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes going back to 16/09/2017 shows us that Schalke have won 2 of these and Werder Bremen 4, with the number of drawn results being 0.
19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 of them from Die Königsblauen and 12 created by Die Werderaner. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The last league match featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 12 on 23/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Werder Bremen 1-2 Schalke. In that match, Werder Bremen had 49% possession and 18 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Yūya Ōsako (80'). Schalke had 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Amine Harit (43') and Benito Raman (53') scored. The match was refereed by Benjamin Cortus.
Team News: Schalke
It looks as if Die Königsblauen could use a 3-4-2-1 system with Markus Schubert, Ozan Kabak, Matija Nastasic, Salif Sané, Bastian Oczipka, Weston McKennie, Alessandro Schöpf, Jonjoe Kenny, Daniel Caligiuri, Rabbi Matondo and Michael Gregoritsch.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Bremen manager Florian Kohfeldt has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Jiri Pavlenka (Groin injury), Michael Lang (Back injury), Kevin Möhwald (Knee injury), Niclas Füllkrug (Cruciate ligament injury), Sebastian Langkamp (Back injury) and Omer Toprak (Calf Injury) won’t be making appearances. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Michael Lang, Davy Klaassen and Milos Veljkovic.
There’s a good chance that Die Werderaner appear most likely to make use of a 3-4-2-1 system, starting the game with Jiri Pavlenka, Niklas Moisander, Christian Gross, Kevin Vogt, Theodor Gebre Selassie, Davy Klaassen, Maximilian Eggestein, Marco Friedl, Milot Rashica, Leonardo Bittencourt and Davie Selke.
We’re envisaging that Werder Bremen will have to perform well to find the net against this Schalke outfit who we think will end up scoring and staying ahead. Therefore, we predict a very even contest with a 1-0 winning margin for Schalke at the conclusion of the game. Should be a close one.
⚽️ 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: Benito Raman
Regularly taking up the Right Wing position, Benito Raman was born in Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for KAA Gent in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 20 appearances.