During the week, Peter Bosz, coach of Bayer Leverkusen, had every reason to mourn. Thanks to his very successful past at AFC Ajax and the continuing contacts to Amsterdam, the Dutch coach and his compatriots have felt at home in the semi-final UEFA Champions League semi-final after a 2-3 loss last-minute Tottenham retired. On Saturday, however, the former coach of Borussia Dortmund wants to cheer again, because then is his Werkself the important home game on penultimate Bundesliga match day against FC Schalke 04 on the program. In the fight for fourth place, which would entitle to participate in the premier class 2019/2020, a victory is virtually no alternative.
Leverkusen vs. Schalke Football Betting Tips
Thanks to the recent strong performance against Eintracht Frankfurt (6: 1) and the overall very good second half of the season Leverkusen against Schalke according to the odds as a favorite in the game. The guests from Gelsenkirchen have since the last weekend, the league finally in the bag, so that the encounter for the Stevens Elf has no more sporting significance. However, whether this will mean that the Royal Blues play completely freed and put the hosts in front of problems or the Rhineland may benefit from the lax attitude of last year’s runner-up, is still in the stars. The fact is that Havertz, Brandt, Volland and Co. recently fueled a lot of self-confidence and won ten of 15 games under Peter Bosz. In this respect, we meet between Leverkusen and Schalke the prediction that a tip on the current fifth of the table will tend to pay off.
Leverkusen – Statistics & Current Form
The fact that football is unpredictable and difficult to predict, we know since the last two legends in the semi-finals in the UEFA Champions League. Similar to Liverpool and Tottenham, the season seems to be in good shape for Bayer Leverkusen too. After three defeats in a row on matchdays 26, 27 and 28, in which goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky conceded conceding eleven goals, hardly anyone would have set a chuffon that the Werkself continue to announce claims to the premier class two matches before the end of the season. Was exactly one month ten points behind the fourth placed, could the Leverkusen last Sunday by an outstanding 6-1 win against the direct competitor from Frankfurt (4th) actually draw on points. In particular, the first half will be extremely close to what coach Peter Bosz calls “perfect play”. All six goals were scored in the opening 45 minutes, so even half the fans had hopes that they could pass Eintracht on Sunday night. But three more goals would have been necessary. Nonetheless, the prospects are bright ahead of the upcoming two matchdays.
While the Euro-Fighters from the Main metropolis meet FSV Mainz 05 and FC Bayern, the program of Leverkusen with Schalke and Hertha is a bit easier. As a result, two wins could be enough to win the ticket to the most important European club competition. With just three points ahead of TSG Hoffenheim (8th), however, threatens also the super-Gau in the form of falling out of the international ranks. Accordingly, the match on Saturday afternoon is very important. In the duel Leverkusen against Schalke the odds imply a clear favorite role of the hosts, which is due in particular to the recent gala form.
“At the moment the situation is good, she has never been better in the season, but she is also dangerous. There is still a lot of work to be done in the next two weeks. We have to win the two games and complete our own work. ” – Julian Brandt
The Werkself are in four wins in series (13: 1 goals) and celebrated in the 6: 1 against the SGE already the tenth victory in the 15th league game under the new Dutch head coach. Also interesting: Eight of the ten achievements came with more than one goal difference. In the back round table, the Rhinelander occupy the third place. They also scored the most goals behind Bayern after the winter break (37). The fact that the fifth league table is also the strongest Bundesliga club, coincides with the past impressions, which have conveyed the feeling, as the team had not only accepted the much-controversial pressing system of Peter Bosz, but also implemented. For that reason, we would not think it would be very clever to give up a tip from the formidable Bayer squad on Saturday between Leverkusen and Schalke.
Retsos, Bailey, Pohjanpalo and Bellarabi will not be available due to injury. However, these four failures have been well compensated in recent weeks. However, if the ailing Sven Bender (ankle problems) and Jonathan Tah (gastrointestinal) unsubscribe at short notice, the coach would be forced to rebuild the well-rehearsed and, in an impressive way, victorious start-eleven from the previous week. Dragovic and Jedvaj would probably move into the starting formation.
Expected formation of Leverkusen:
↪ Hradecky – Tah, S. Bender, Wendell – Aranguiz, Baumgartlinger – L. Bender, Havertz, Brandt, Volland – Alario
Last matches from Leverkusen:
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Frankfurt 6: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 26.04.2019 – Augsburg vs Leverkusen 1: 4 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Nuremberg 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs Leverkusen 0: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. RB Leipzig 2: 4 (Bundesliga)
Schalke – Statistics & Current Form
Really much joy did not want to come up at FC Schalke 04 on Sunday. Although dismissed the Royal Blues thanks to the point win against FC Augsburg all relegation worries, yet outweighed once more the disappointment of a mixed appearance in front of a home crowd. The 0: 0 against the direct competitor from the table cellar was already the seventh home game in a row, which could not win the miners.
All the more fortunate should be the (still) reigning runner-up that next Saturday is again an away game on the program. In foreign countries, the Gelsenkirchener under Huub Stevens are still unbeaten. From the three matches in Hannover (1: 0), at 1 FC Nuremberg (1: 1) and in the district derby at Borussia Dortmund (4: 2) collected the Ruhr potties strong seven points and laid just off the homeland the foundation stone for the league. Due to the positive yield in the distance, between Leverkusen and Schalke automatically make a prediction in favor of the guests, should not be a sustainable good idea considering the form strength of the Werkself.
“Until the last day on which I have the responsibility, I will do everything to ensure that this team gives everything. If she does not, she gets to do it with me. I can do the ten days too ” – Huub Stevens
Perhaps the most plausible argument is the subconscious of the miners. Although Huub Stevens will certainly do everything in his power to motivate the team, a loss of power in the Royal Blues will in all likelihood be unavoidable. The league is done and a leap in the tableau is on the last two matchdays a maximum of 13 possible. All in all, however, the performances were simply too weak to give the ambitious Gelsenkirchenians a conciliatory conclusion to a messed-up season. The “growler from Kerkrade” has to do without ferryman, Schöpf, Sané, Konoplyanka, Riether and Uth at the weekend. Bentaleb and Mendyl remain suspended until the end of the season.
In terms of new coach Schalke was reported on Thursday execution. The management floor around Clemens Tönnies and Jochen Schneider unanimously chose David Wagner as successor to Tedesco and Stevens. The former head coach of Borussia Dortmund II and Huddersfield Town has as a player a miners past and proved in his last wards that he can develop a team continuously. It is also possible that Jürgen Klopp’s best man will work alongside Horst Heldt in the new season. The ex-professional was already in contract from 2010 to 2016 in Gelsenkirchen and could now again occupy the vacant position as sports director.
Expected formation of Schalke:
↪ Nübel – McKennie, Stambouli, Nastasic – D. Caligiuri, Mascarell, Oczipka – S. Serdar, Rudy – Kutucu, Burgstaller
Last matches of Schalke:
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Schalke Vs. Augsburg 0: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Dortmund vs Schalke 2: 4 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Schalke Vs. TSG Hoffenheim 2: 5 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 12.04.2019 – Nuremberg vs Schalke 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Schalke Vs. Frankfurt 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
Leverkusen vs. Schalke Direct Comparison
Leverkusen watch out! From a purely statistical point of view, a home win on Saturday afternoon is almost impossible, because in the past eight meetings of these teams could actually never keep the home team all three points at home. To make matters worse, from the Rhenish point of view, the Royal Blues won the last two guest appearances in the BayArena. The first leg in the current season, however, went 2-1 to the Werkself, which in a direct comparison with 31 wins against 18 defeats (20 draws) in the Bundesliga against S04 surprisingly the nose ahead.
Leverkusen vs Schalke Best Betting Tips Analyzed
In the past season, FC Schalke 04 still had eight more points on the credit side than Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In the current game year the two clubs divide after 32 match days already 23 points – in favor of the Werkself! The team of coach Peter Bosz is currently ranked fifth and may at the latest after the outstanding 6: 1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt from the previous week again dream of the Champions League. To emphasize this offensively formulated goal, a home win on Saturday afternoon against the miners is essential. In the match Leverkusen vs Schalke is clear on the basis of the odds, that we should not miss in the current phase, to give a tip on the Rhinelander.
Key Facts – Leverkusen vs Schalke tips
⭐️ Leverkusen last with four wins in a row (13: 1 goals)
⭐️ Schalke still unbeaten under Stevens away (three games, seven points)
⭐️ In the recent eight direct duels never won the home team
Bayer not only won the last four Bundesliga games (13: 1 goals), but also presented itself in absolute top condition. Because the game for the guests from Gelsenkirchen meanwhile has no more sporting significance and a slight drop in voltage after the realized relegation subconsciously can not be avoided, we have for the game Leverkusen vs Schalke decided for a tip to good odds that the Rhinelander continue the run and defeat the Stevens-Elf with at least two hits difference. For the handicap (-1) in favor of the fifth of the table odds of 1.90 in the top are offered.
Betting Tips: Win Leverkusen (-1.5)