The seventh round of the German Bundesliga will start with a Schalke – Bayer match. These two teams played in the Champions League zone very recently, but now they would be happy to end up in the Europa League zone. Bookmakers in this couple reckon, that the Royal Blues are the slight favorites, but leave for the Pharmacists some decent chances on success on the upcoming Friday.
Schalke have had six matches within 2017-18 Bundesliga season. The men from Gelsenkirchen have nine points in the asset, gained in the matches against Leipzig, Stuttgart, Werder. In the matches against Hoofenheim, Bayern and Hannover, Schalke lost. In the German championship tournament table, Schalke are on the seventh position, three points away from the fourth position, i.e. the Champions League zone.
Bayer are situated on the tenth position in the tournament table with seven points in the asset. Two wins in six games over Freiburg and Hamburger, both victories were domestic. The defeats against Bayern, Mainz, Gherta and a draw with Hoffenheim are also registered. The team lost all three away matches, in which it took part. I.e. the Pharmacists have noticeable problems with away encounters. As a result, the bookmaking line on the upcoming match, where Bayer are regarded basically equal to Schalke, looks a little bit weird.
Historically, Schalke play well at their home ground, the team has high motivation both on the upcoming game and the current season, where a goal to break into the Eurocups zone is set for the side. A bet on the future hosts looks like a decent option in the couple.
Prediction for the match: Schalke not to lose