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Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 – Match preview and betting tip

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Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Schalke 04. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.

Schalke 04 will visit Red Bull Arena Leipzig on Saturday for a Bundesliga fixture with home side RB Leipzig.

RB Leipzig approach round 34 as number 3 in the Bundesliga table with 63 points on their account so far. With 33 rounds behind them, Schalke 04 have amassed 31 points, placing them as number 17 in the standings.

Team form: RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04

RB Leipzig Form

RB Leipzig are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 0-1 win against Freiburg. They went on to beat Werder Bremen by 2-1, before also getting the better of Bayern Munich in a 1-3 victory. The hosts have been in potent form at Red Bull Arena Leipzig, winning no less than five of the past six Bundesliga matches here. They also hammered in 11 goals, while letting in seven as they also lost once.

Schalke 04 Form

It has been a bit of everything for Schalke 04 in their previous three matches, as they first beat Mainz 05 by 2-3. This was followed by a disappointing 6-0 defeat against Bayern Munich, before an encounter with Eintracht produced a 2-2 draw. The Royal Blues claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Bundesliga. The scoreline from these matches reads 15 goals conceded and six scored.

Betting stats for RB Leipzig and Schalke 04

Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that RB Leipzig and Schalke 04 played across all tournaments.

  • RB Leipzig have scored in 33 of the last 35 home matches
  • RB Leipzig have not lost 21 of the last 23 home matches
  • RB Leipzig have won 8 of the last 9 matches
  • In 10 of the last 12 RB Leipzig home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • RB Leipzig have won 6 of the last 7 home matches
  • Schalke 04 have conceded in the last 10 matches in a row
  • Schalke 04 have not won 13 of the last 15 away matches
  • In the last 6 Schalke 04 matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Schalke 04 have lost 3 of the last 4 away matches without scoring a goal
  • In 5 of the last 6 Schalke 04 matches the sum of goals was over 3.5

Players under the radar: RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04

Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Kevin Kampl, who is performing well for RB Leipzig. He has found the back of the net twice in his most recent Bundesliga outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Schalke 04. The visitors will be looking to Marius Buelter to find the net once again, after managing four Bundesliga goals for Schalke 04 in recent matches.

Betting markets: RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04

Full-time result

RB Leipzig won seven of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, drawing one and losing two as well. Schalke 04 won two from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew three and lost five in this run. RB Leipzig have 4 wins on the bounce. Amazingly, Schalke 04 failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 10 matches. RB Leipzig have beaten Schalke 04 in 4 consecutive meetings.

Both teams to score

RB Leipzig scored first in six of their last ten home games. Curiously, Schalke 04 only scored the opening goal of the match in two of the last ten away games. RB Leipzig will be optimistic of getting on the scoresheet on Saturday, as Schalke 04 have been unable to keep a single clean sheet in their last 10 games. The former fought their way to four clean sheets in their last 10 games. RB Leipzig have scored in 6 consecutive league meetings with Schalke 04.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in five of RB Leipzig’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came out in eight of the last 10 matches Schalke 04 played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals themselves during this run. Schalke 04 conceded a goal in their last 10 matches.

Betting prediction: RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04

To sum up, the upcoming match between RB Leipzig and Schalke 04 seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Bundesliga game.

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