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Schalke will be hosting away side RB Leipzig at Veltins-Arena in the Bundesliga 1 clash on Tuesday.
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Schalke will be wanting a better result here after a 3-0 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that match, Schalke had 56% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Eintracht Frankfurt had 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Jesper Lindstrøm (21'), Rafael Santos Borré (84') and Aurélio Buta (91') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Schalke have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 3 vs opposing sides during the course of their last 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Schalke have also seen the number of goals against them total 11. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, though.
In the game prior to this, RB Leipzig drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Bayern Munich.
In that match, RB Leipzig had 41% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for RB Leipzig was Marcel Halstenberg (52'). For their opponents, Bayern Munich had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (37') scored for Bayern Munich.
A succession of steadfast showings by the RB Leipzig defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 outings in total. During the same period, their forwards have scored 15.
Looking at their past form shows that RB Leipzig:
- are undefeated by Schalke in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 28/10/2018 tells us that Schalke have won 1 of them & RB Leipzig 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
In all, 17 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from Schalke and 14 netted by Leipzig. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 20 on 06/02/2021 when it finished Schalke 0-3 RB Leipzig.
On that occasion, Schalke managed 36% possession and 3 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
For their opponents, RB Leipzig got 26 attempts on goal with 10 on target. Nordi Mukiele (45'), Marcel Sabitzer (73') and Willi Orbán (87') scored.
The referee was Martin Petersen.
Team News: Schalke
Justin Heekeren (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Maya Yoshida (Bruised Knee), Rodrigo Zalazar (Fitness), Niklas Tauer (Torn Muscle Fibre), Alex Král (Herniated Disc), Sepp van den Berg (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Sebastian Polter (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are unavailable for Schalke manager Thomas Reis.
Team News: RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig manager Marco Rose has not got a full squad to pick from. Péter Gulácsi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Christopher Nkunku (Torn knee ligament) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re envisaging that Schalke will really need to work well to see themselves scoring against this RB Leipzig side who will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for RB Leipzig at the end of the match.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Veltins-Arena (62,271)
Captain: Danny Latza
Chairman: Bernd Schröder
Manager: Thomas Reis
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 18
🔑 Star Man: Marius Bülter
Usually playing in the Striker position, Marius Bülter was born in Ibbenbüren, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Magdeburg in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 15 appearances.