Title chasing Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to continue their great run of results recently on Saturday. They welcome Schalke 04 who don’t look like a side capable of threatening Bayer Leverkusen right now. Placed 6th in the table Bayer Leverkusen have amassed 40 points after 26 matches. On 10 points Schalke 04 are ranked in 18th place with as many matches as the home side.
It has been a few rounds since Schalke 04 last taste of success in the 1. Bundesliga and they should expect no presents from upcoming opponents Bayer Leverkusen.
Stats and facts for Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04.
- Bayer Leverkusen did not win the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Bayer Leverkusen’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Bayer Leverkusen scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Bayer Leverkusen conceded the last 9 matches in a row at home.
- Schalke 04 did not win the last 11 matches in a row;
- Schalke 04 did not win the last 23 matches in a row when playing away;
- Schalke 04 has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Schalke 04 conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches.
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Form Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke 04
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Bayer Leverkusen on miserable run.
Results have been abysmal lately for Bayer Leverkusen, who will be desperate to get a positive result in their upcoming fixture. In their 3 latest outings Bayer Leverkusen claimed a 1-0 win against B. M’gladbach and went on to a 2-1 defeat against Arminia Bielefeld. Their latest game produced a 3-0 defeat against Hertha Berlin.
Schalke 04 continue to look blunt.
The mood around Schalke 04 is pretty low right since a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. In their previous 3 matches Schalke 04 split the points in a 0-0 draw against Mainz 05 and went on to a 5-0 defeat against Wolfsburg. Their latest match served up a 3-0 defeat against B. M’gladbach.
Although favored by the bookies Bayer Leverkusen have obviously been a bit average lately and Schalke 04 will fancy their chances.
Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Bayer Leverkusen have the edge
The last time the two sides faced off against each other Bayer Leverkusen came away as 3-0 winners on the road at VELTINS-Arena back in December 2020 in the Germany – 1. Bundesliga With just 5 of their previous 10 matches going over 2.5 goals, the value bet could be going for under 2.5 goals. Bayer Leverkusen have been slightly more succesful than Schalke 04 in recent meetings in the 1. Bundesliga. With a 5-3-2 advantage going into this match, betting on Bayer Leverkusen has often proved the profitable way to go.
Bayer Leverkusen lie 6th in the table on 40 points after 26 games. 30 points behind after 26 games Schalke 04 find themselves in 18th place.
Full Time Betting
According to bookmakers Bayer Leverkusen have a 82% chance of beating Schalke 04. That equals odds of 1.22 on Bayer Leverkusen to win, while the draw sits at 6.50. Placing a bet on the away win for Schalke 04 returns you odds 14.00. Bayer Leverkusen won just 3 of their last 10 home league games. Schalke 04 lost 6 of their last 10 away league games.
Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 52%. This equals odds 1.91 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.83. The last 10 home league games for Bayer Leverkusen averaged 3.1 goals per game with BTTS paying out 8 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Schalke 04 the average total goals were 3.6 with 6 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
The chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is as high as 68% judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This amounts to a payout of odds 1.47 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Accordingly, betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 2.63. Bayer Leverkusen’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 3.1 goals per match. 7 of Bayer Leverkusen’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Schalke 04’s last 10 away league games averaged 3.6 goals per game. 7 of Schalke 04’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.