Bayern Munich host Schalke at the Allianz Arena to keep their slim hopes of winning the league title alive. Bayern Munich have dropped seven points behind Borussia Dortmund following last weekend’s results and they have even been overtaken by Borussia Mönchengladbach. Schalke remain in the bottom half of the table with the team almost picking up only half the points managed by Bayern. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bayern were at the end of a disappointing 3-1 loss against Bayer Leverkusen last weekend. Even though Niko Kovac’s men did recover to beat Hertha Berlin 3-2 in extra time, this DFB Pokal match may not improve mood at the club.
Schalke were beaten 2-0 by an impressive Borussia Mönchengladbach outfit towards the end of the game. However, Schalke quickly recovered to beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 4-1 in the third round of the DFB Pokal.
The reverse fixture witnessed Schalke losing 2-0 against Bayern Munich at the Veltins Arena. This was the fourth consecutive loss against Bayern for Schalke, who lost 2-1 in the recent trip to the Allianz Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Bayern Munich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bayern Munich win at 1.20[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke have come up with some decent performances at the start of the New Year, but they are unlikely to return with three points against a desperate Bayern Munich outfit. Niko Kovac is once again under pressure after watching his team fall seven points behind the table leaders, but it is still a gap that can be closed with several matches left in the campaign. Bayern cannot afford to drop points and they are aiming for a fifth consecutive win over Schalke. Our preview would take a success for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bayern Munich win at 1.20[/bet_tip_now]
Bayern Munich vs Schalke draw odds: 7.00
Schalke win odds: 13.00
Correct Score odds
Bayern have not been at the offensive best this season and the club failing to bring the biggest transfer target of January – Callum Hudson-Odoi – is unlikely to make a major difference in the forthcoming weeks. Schalke have not displayed a tendency to get thrashed by Bayern, while they have been offensively quite decent. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 victory for Bayern Munich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bayern Munich 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been a mix of games between more than 2.5 goals or less than 2.5 goals whenever these two clubs have been each other. This time around, both are expected to score due to Bayern’s defensive deficiencies. This will increase the likelihood of witnessing over 2.5 goals, according to our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.36[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Leon Goretzka has been in excellent form since the turn of the year and he has been able to score in three consecutive Bundesliga matches. The 24-year-old has also been able to open the scoring in two of those matches. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Leon Goretzka.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Leon Goretzka at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
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