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Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview & Betting Tips - Schalke face a tough task

Schalke have been defeated in 4 of their last 5 home matches against Bayer Leverkusen
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke Preview & Betting Tips


Schalke play host Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday evening. Schalke’s form has been very disappointing and playing at the Veltins-Arena has made little difference to their fortunes.

Schalke Form & News


Schalke are in terrible form, losing seven of their last nine fixtures in all competitions.

Schalke looked a shadow of their former selves in a 4-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, before being thumped 3-0 at home by Augsburg. A 2-1 defeat at Fortuna Dusseldorf and a 1-0 home loss to fellow strugglers Werder Bremen followed.

Their most recent match ended in a 1-1 draw at Union Berlin. Schalke managed a solitary shot on target, which happened to be Jonjoe Kenny’s equaliser in the first half.

Schalke’s form at the Veltins-Arena has been disappointing to say the least, losing four of their last five home fixtures in all competitions. Even more worrying is that they failed to score in all four defeats.

Central midfield is an issue for Schalke with Suat Serdar is out for the season and Omar Mascarell injured. Weston McKennie returns from suspension to boost their options in the middle of the pitch.

Central defenders Benjamin Stambouli and Jean-Clair Todibo are injured. Influential attacking midfielder Amine Harit is also injured alongside striker Guido Burgstaller. Fellow striker Benito Raman could make a return on Sunday.

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Schalke manager David Wagner is under huge pressure (Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen Form & News


Bayer Leverkusen still have a lot to play for this season. They have shown great form on the road this Bundesliga campaign, emerging victorious in seven of their last eight away fixtures in all competitions.

Peter Bosz’s charges claimed an impressive 3-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach, but let complacency get the better of them in a 4-1 home thumping by Wolfsburg. The Werkself won 1-0 in Freiburg, but that was followed by a 4-2 home defeat to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. 

Leverkusen reached the German Cup final with a 3-0 victory at fourth division club Saarbrücken on Tuesday. Moussa Diaby, Lucas Alario, and Karim Bellarabi grabbed the goals. 

Versatile defender Lars Bender is out with a foot injury, but centre back Jonathan Tah came off the bench at half time in Saarbrücken. Forward Kevin Volland has come off the bench in two straight matches.

Left back Daley Sinkgraven was unavailable on Tuesday. Star player Kai Havertz has missed Leverkusen’s last two matches and Karim Bellarabi was injured late at Saarbrücken.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head


Bayer Leverkusen have a 32-23 advantage against Schalke with 23 draws in 78 encounters. Leverkusen defeated Schalke 2-1 at home in December, with Lucas Alario scoring a brace and Benito Raman netting for Schalke.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Odds


Bayer Leverkusen are 1.57 favourites to win the match, with Schalke priced at 6.00. A draw can be obtained at 4.50.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Up


Schalke lack confidence - and that shows no signs of improving anytime soon. They are playing well below what many have expected from Schalke and the sooner the season comes to an end, the better for them.

Bayer Leverkusen have taken the three points from four of their last five Bundesliga away trips to Schalke.

Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz has a plethora of options, so he won't be worried by the side's exploits in the cup in midweek.

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Bayer Leverkusen have won four of their last five Bundesliga matches at Veltins-Arena (Getty Images)

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats


  • Schalke have lost 7 of their last 9 matches in all competitions.
  • Schalke have lost 4 of their last 5 home matches (all competitions).
  • Schalke have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 home matches in all competitions.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 4 of their last 5 away matches against Schalke (Bundesliga).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 7 of their last 8 away matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won by 2+ goals in 4 of their last 5 away matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen FAQ

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Where is Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

When is Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at 18:00 SAST on Sunday 14 June 2020.

Verdict

Bayer Leverkusen should have far too much for Schalke to handle. The double of a Leverkusen win and over 2.5 goals in the match is where the value lies.

Best Bet: Bayer Leverkusen Win Full Time Result @1.57 at Sportingbet - 4 Units
Value Bet: Leverkusen & Over 2.5 Match Result & Over/Under 2.5 Goals @2.30 at betway - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Leverkusen Win 3-1 Correct Score @12.00 at Sportingbet - 1 Unit

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