Ace Football previews the Bundesliga game between Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig who meet up on Tuesday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
Bookmakers favour RB Leipzig to be victorious against Schalke 04 in their upcoming Bundesliga encounter. Despite their recent unconvincing form, a win for the former seems likely on Tuesday. They should not underestimate Schalke 04, though.
With 29 points after 16 games, RB Leipzig currently rank 5th in the Bundesliga standings. Schalke 04 play catch-up as they recorded nine points in 16 matches, putting them up as 18th before their upcoming clash.
Team form: Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig
Schalke 04 Form
In their last three matches, Schalke 04 won 1-0 against Mainz 05, before losing 0-2 against Bayern Munich and 3-0 to Eintracht. The Royal Blues managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Bundesliga. In the remaining four, they drew zero and lost four, as they scored six and conceded 11 goals.
RB Leipzig Form
RB Leipzig look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 3-1 and 1-2 winners against Freiburg and Werder Bremen, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Bayern Munich, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw. The Red Bulls, meanwhile, won twice, while they’ve drawn two and lost two in their last six away in the Bundesliga.
Betting facts for Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Schalke 04 have lost the last 3 matches in a row without scoring a goal
- Schalke 04 have not won 15 of the last 16 matches
- Schalke 04 have conceded in 19 of the last 21 matches
- Schalke 04 have lost the last 3 matches in a row while scoring less than 0.5 goals
- Schalke 04 have not won 12 of the last 14 home matches
- RB Leipzig have not lost the last 17 matches in a row
- RB Leipzig have scored in the last 17 matches in a row
- RB Leipzig have won 12 of the last 14 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- RB Leipzig have won 12 of the last 14 matches
- In 11 of the last 13 RB Leipzig matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Players on top: Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig
Having scored just once lately in the Bundesliga, Simon Terodde will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. RB Leipzig hope Christopher Nkunku can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of five Bundesliga goals in his last six Bundesliga games.
Popular betting markets: Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig have hit a nice vein of form with 9 matches now without losing and have not lost to Schalke 04 in 3 consecutive home meetings.
Both teams to score
Amazingly, Schalke 04 scored the first goal of the match in just three out of the last ten games at home. Impressively, RB Leipzig scored the first goal in eight out of the previous ten games. Both teams have scored in the last 4 consecutive away games RB Leipzig played. RB Leipzig managed four wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches. The Red Bulls have scored in 3 consecutive meetings with Schalke 04 when playing at away ground.
Schalke 04 performed an average of 1.1 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the last ten outings for RB Leipzig, who managed to score three times in those matches. The Red Bulls scored at least once in their previous 9 matches on the bounce.
Betting prediction: Schalke 04 vsRB Leipzig
To sum up, the upcoming match between Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Bundesliga game.