Match start: 15:30 (GMT+1)
When the fighters for the second place meet in frames of the head-to-head, it automatically turns into the central battle of the round.
In the last round Bayer won away match over Hamburger (2:1) thanks to high-quality work on creation and realization of the dangerous moments. 76% of all chances created by the teams that evening belonged to Bayer.
The truth is that the results of football players of Herrlich in home matches are not best. Defeats from Bayern (1:3) and Hertha (0:2) within three last meetings really confirm it. On the other hand, against Hertha, Berliner the team wasn’t lucky and to lose to the Munich grandee in recent years isn't considered to be shameful for any of the German teams.
In six matches of the second round Domenico Tedesco's team had scored only 7 points from 18 possible. A weak play in defense became the reason of three defeats, as in each case the team was scoring the goals.
Schalke is not successful in creation of the dangerous moments. The fact that at the moment the team from Gelsenkirchen has20 matches productive series has occurred due to an excellent use of the moments. Even during the successful meeting of last tour against Hoffenheim (2:1) the team created only 1.03 xG.
Thilo Kehrer who became the player of the match on average for a match of the championship strikes 0.7 blows and has success of passes 84.7%. Bearing in mind the fact that the right back had played 20 games his goal can be considered to be an obvious outcome of all this work.
In 4 out of seven last matches the Bayer was winning and in 75% of cases the victories happened at home field that belongs to Schalke. And at home Bayer had gained only 4 victories out of 9 meetings, having lost the same number of matches and gained one draw.
Bayer to win 1.90
Draw – 3.77
Schalke to win 4.03
Our tip: Over 2.5 - odds 1.85 Pinnacle