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Schalke will be the visitors at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 fixture with home side Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-1 Bundesliga 1 success vs Cologne.
In that game, Stuttgart managed 48% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Stuttgart was Saša Kalajdžić (49'). 1. FC Köln had 9 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
Stuttgart haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have claimed a sum of 8 during that period while also conceding a total of 10. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this game, though.
Leading up to this clash, Stuttgart:
- are unbeaten in the league by Schalke in their previous 2 matches.
- have left without a victory over Schalke in their previous 9 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga 1 action, Schalke will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Schalke had 38% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Borussia Dortmund had 10 shots at goal with 6 on target. Jadon Sancho (42'), Erling Håland (45', 79') and Raphaël Guerreiro (60') scored for Borussia Dortmund.
It is worth noting that Schalke have suffered from a lack of goals over their last six games, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 1. In those fixtures, Schalke have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 13.
Taking a look at their past results, Schalke:
- haven't been beaten by Stuttgart in away games against them for the last 4 league games. A solid away record against them.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 21 matches in the league. Their travelling supporters must be so depressed.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings going back to 21/02/2016 shows us that Stuttgart have won 0 of these and Schalke 3, with the tally of draws being 3.
In all, 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 4 of them for Stuttgart and 10 created by Schalke. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league game between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 6 on 30/10/2020 when it ended Schalke 1-1 Stuttgart.
In that game, Schalke managed 46% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Malick Thiaw (30').
Stuttgart had 20 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Nicólas González (56') scored.
The match was refereed by Benjamin Brand.
Team News: Stuttgart
Tanguy Coulibaly (Knee Problems), Lilian Egloff (Ankle fracture), Darko Churlinov (Fitness), Nicolás González (Torn Muscle Fibre), Clinton Mola (Hip Injury) and Erik Thommy (Problems with the hip flexor) are not available for Stuttgart boss Pellegrino Matarazzo.
Team News: Schalke
Schalke boss Christian Gross has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Nassim Boujellab (Ligament Injury), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Torn Muscle Fibre), Matija Nastasic (Calf Problems), Mark Uth (Hamstring Injury), Steven Skrzybski (Ligament Injury), Kilian Ludewig (Metatarsal Fracture), Ralf Fährmann (Fractured Rib), Gonçalo Paciência (Knee Injury), Salif Sané (Knee Problems), Frederik Rönnow (groin strain) and Shkodran Mustafi (Muscular problems) miss out here.
It looks to us that Stuttgart are likely to be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Schalke will not find it easy to score but do we see them being dangerous at times, too.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Stuttgart when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Arena (60,449)
Captain: Gonzalo Castro
Chairman: Claus Vogt
Manager: Pellegrino Matarazzo
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 10
🔑 Key Player: Silas Wamangituka
Normally used in the Striker position, Silas Wamangituka was born in Kinshasa, DR Congo (Zaire). Having made his senior debut playing for Paris FC in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Forward has managed 11 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 21 appearances.