One of the matches of the 18th round in the German Bundesliga will be an encounter between Leipzig RB and Schalke. Both teams are highly motivated, as they are competitors in the battle for the Bundesliga top-four. Rest should have been useful for the Bulls, which ended the first half pretty badly and it will probably be pretty difficult for Schalke in the forthcoming game.
RB Leipzig are only having their second season in the elite, besides, the team took part in the Champions League group stage, which turned out to be a heavy burden for the young squad. As a result, the East German team has been eliminated from the UCL, but remains in the Eurocups. Prior to the upcoming game, RB Leipzig are situated on the fifth position, having 28 points in the asset, the same as Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Schalke have only two points more than Leipzig, the team is situated on the second position and falling behind Bayern by 11 points. If Red Bull ended the first half problematically, without any victories in the last rounds, the Royal Blues vice-versa didn’t lose. Within the last five games there was a victory over Augsburg and four draws with Borussia Dortmund, Koln, Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht.
RB Leipzig will have a stronger second half, than the first one, as the team will not be bothered by the Champions League and it is unlikely, that the first squad will perform in the Europa League. There is no doubt that the Bulls will put all the efforts to defeat the opponents and overtake them in the Bundesliga tournament table. A bet on the hosts looks like an interesting option in this couple.
Prediction for the match: RB Leipzig to win with 0.0 Asian handicap