Schalke take on RB Leipzig at the Veltins Arena with Huub Stevens replacing Domenico Tedesco as the caretaker manager. Schalke were forced to take action after a disastrous set of results over the last few weeks in domestic and European football. RB Leipzig are still going through an inconsistent sequence of results with growing pressure from the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt for the Champions League spots. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Schalke were thrashed 7-0 by Manchester City in Domenico Tedesco’s final match in charge of the team. This was the fifth consecutive defeat for Schalke and they had conceded 21 goals in this run.
RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Augsburg in another frustrating home match for Ralf Rangnick’s men. RB Leipzig are still waiting for the first home league victory of 2019.
The reverse fixture between the two clubs produced a goalless draw, while RB Leipzig fell to a 2-0 defeat in their last visit to the Veltins Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for RB Leipzig.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]RB Leipzig win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke are expected to show signs of improvement after a change in management, but it may be insufficient to get a positive result against a team like RB Leipzig, who are targeting a Champions League spot. Crucially, RB Leipzig have excelled with the counter-attacking football in away matches. The team has picked up four consecutive wins on the road. Even though Schalke will now be under Stevens, who is preparing for his third spell as the manager of the club, there may not be a substantial improvement considering that there is not much to play for the hosts. Our preview would go with a victory for RB Leipzig.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]RB Leipzig win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke vs RB Leipzig draw odds: 3.60
Schalke win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
RB Leipzig have been able to score more goals in the last six away matches than they have done during the same period in home matches. This can be explained by the counter-attacking football enjoyed by the team’s forwards like Timo Werner. Schalke’s defence may not be ripped apart as they have been done in the last few games, but RB Leipzig may not offer much joy for Schalke going forward. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for RB Leipzig.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]RB Leipzig 2-0 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
RB Leipzig have been relatively mediocre in terms of the last few away matches. They have been able to get some strong results on the road with the quality of the opposition certainly paving way. Schalke will not be as bad as they have been in the last few games. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Timo Werner had a couple of decent opportunities against Augsburg in which he failed to score. The forward has now been unable to score in his last five appearances, while Yussuf Poulsen has been enjoying a slightly better form. However, since Poulsen is doubtful for the match, our first goalscorer prediction would go with Timo Werner.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Timo Werner at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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