Schalke make the trip to the Max-Morlock-Stadion hoping to make a decisive move away from the relegation zone. Even after the arrival of Huub Stevens for yet another spell at Schalke, the club have been struggling with the threat of relegation. Schalke are just five points away from the play-off places for relegation. Nuremberg occupy the 17th spot in the table with at least four points to the 16th place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Nuremberg were left disappointed after being held to a 1-1 draw by Stuttgart during the weekend. This was only the fourth time Nuremberg had taken a lead at halftime but they failed to cling onto this advantage.
Schalke conceded late in the match to end up losing 2-1 against Frankfurt at home. Schalke might have gone two games without a defeat in the Bundesliga if they held on in the last few minutes of the match.
The previous meeting between Schalke and Nuremberg produced an immensely entertaining 5-2 victory for the former at the Veltins Arena. Nuremberg were reduced to 10 men for the final 30 minutes of the game. Schalke’s last visit to the Max-Morlock-Stadion was in the DFB Pokal when they managed a 3-2 win. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for Schalke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Schalke win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke were extremely nervous in the recent match against Frankfurt and it was not a surprise to see the team lose during the weekend. There has been a slight improvement in performances since the arrival of Stevens, but it has not been sufficient to get the club clear of the bottom three. Nuremberg’s likelihood of relegation is much higher even with six games left and with the team only four points away from the play-off places. Nuremberg are yet to win away from home this season. Our preview would go with a win for Schalke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Schalke win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Nuremberg vs Schalke draw odds: 3.20
Nuremberg win odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Nuremberg were able to score only a goal per game in the home matches this season while Schalke have averaged a goal per away game this season. In terms of recent goalscoring form, Nuremberg hold of the slender advantage while Schalke’s last few days under Domenico Tedesco keeps them at the bottom when it comes to recent defensive record. Still, our correct score prediction would go with a 1-0 win for Schalke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Schalke 1-0 win at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The recent history of this fixture has been all about high scoring games with the last three meetings producing over 4.5 goals without exception. However, Nuremberg’s offensive quality is rather poor and they are not in a position to make an impact. Our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Suat Serdar will be a major miss with the player contributing both goals scored by Schalke in the last five matches. Guido Burgstaller has had a disappointing campaign in front of goal with only two league goals so far this season. The 29-year-old had come up with 11 goals and eight assists in the 2017-18 campaign. Still, our first goalscorer prediction would stick with Burgstaller.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Guido Burgstaller at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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