Match start: 18:00 (GMT+1)
The time moves on! It would seem that Bayern, Bayer, Leipzig, Schalke, Dortmund and Mönchengladbach Borussia and other top clubs of German Bundesliga were dreaming about three week winter vacation. And on Saturday, in frames of the eighteenth round will be held the central meeting between the vice-champion of Germany Leipzig against the Gelsenkirchen Schalke at the Red Bull Arena.
RB Leipzig (the head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl)
By the analogy with the current championships of England, Spain and France the current season of German Bundesliga has only applicant for a new champion title. Naturally, it is Bayern Munich (41 points). And behind the record master five applicants for the second, third and fourth Champions League places are situated. These are Schalke (30 points), Borussia D (28), Bayer (28), Leipzig (28) and Borussia M (28).
Gelsenkirchen-Schalke (the head coach Domenico Tedesco)
During the last 17th round that was held before winter vacation Leipzig has absolutely unexpectedly lost at home arena to. Hertha, Berliner (2:3) and therefore is taking only the fifth place.
But Domenico Tedesco's team during very difficult away match in Frankfurt against local Eintracht has gained one point (2:2) and has finished calendar year on up note as the leader of a vice-champion race.
Prior to the second circle the Gelsenkirchen Miners are ahead of their closest rival with two points. And therefore, the Blue and Whites in the forthcoming away match with one of the main competitors will be pleased even with the goalless draw.
But the team of Ralph Hasenhüttl is eager for a revenge for the fiasco that it has experienced during the match of the first circle in Gelsenkirchen - 2:0 (Bentaleb, Konoplyanka). What should you prefer?
RB Leipzig – 2.00, draw – 3.50, Schalke – 3.60;
teams to score (yes) - odds 1.73 Betfair