Place: Red Bull Arena. Leipzig.
Date: on the 28th of October, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 15:55 (GMT+1)
The Bulls are taken the fifth place in the tournament brackets. But at the same time they haven’t already lost in the championship seven rounds in a row, since they have lost to BD (1:4) in a season opening match.
In the Europa League the starting match of the group has ended with a disappointment for Ralf Rangnik’s team – defeat of home match from brotherly Red Bull Salzburg (2:3) too. But then the victories over Rosenborg (3:1) and Celtic (2:0) has improved the situation.
In three last matches at home in all tournaments RB Leipzig doesn’t miss. At the same time rivals were not from the strongest ones— Stuttgart (2:0) and Nürnberg (6:0) in Germany are fighting for survival and the Celts in the Europa League take only the third position in the group.
Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner have scored four goals in eight matches of Bundesliga. At the same time if the Dane shoots at the goal 2.3 times for one game, then the German on average – four times.
The Royal Blues have finished their Eurocup match with a draw. In the Champions League the team of Tedesco is doing much better so far than in the championship after three rounds and 5 points and lack of defeats.
It is difficult to consider a game of Schalke to be refined at international scene but at least it brings the result. After a draw with Porto (1:1) the hard victory over Lokomotiv (1:0) that was got on last seconds has followed. During the last weekend Schalke met with Galatasaray in frames of the away match and again has shared the points (0:0).
In Bundesliga after two victories in a row which have broken a series of five goalless draws, the home defeat from Werder has followed (0:2). In that match the rival has realized 2/3 shots on target that has shocked the Veltins-Arena once more this season.
Head-to-heads RB Leipzig vs Schalke
Since the time when the Bulls got into the elite in the one before last season no team within this fight can get away match victory. In Leipzig both times the local team was stronger which has achieved victories with the score 2:1 and 3:1.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match RB Leipzig vs Schalke
RB Leipzig to win – 1.87
Draw – 3.80;
Schalke to win – 4.20
Bookmakers don’t wait for anything good for guests in the forthcoming match but we believe that the Royal Blues will fight for the coach. The seventh defeat in nine rounds can cost to Domenico the chair of the head coach and as the expert he is quite good, at least it is possible to speak about this with confidence according to the results of last season.