Schalke hope to confirm their Bundesliga stay when they take on Augsburg at the Veltins Arena this weekend. Schalke have a six-point advantage over bottom three and the club will be able to confirm safety in the division by effectively matching Stuttgart’s results, as Huub Stevens’ men have a significantly better goal difference compared to Stuttgart. Augsburg will finish in the bottom half of the table but the club are hoping to finish ahead of teams like Freiburg and Schalke. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Schalke created a major upset in the Bundesliga title race after beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 at the Signal Iduna Park. This was the second victory in six matches for Schalke, who are close to confirming safety in the Bundesliga.
Augsburg fell to a 4-1 loss against Bayer Leverkusen, who are chasing European spots. Thus, Martin Schmidt’s men were unable to build on a run of back-to-back big wins.
There was a 1-1 draw between Schalke and Augsburg in the reverse fixture back in December, while Schalke picked up a 3-2 victory over Augsburg in the last meeting at the Veltins Arena. 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 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke will be incredibly motivated by the recent win over Borussia Dortmund and the team has the potential to confirm mathematical safety in the division with a victory. Augsburg have little reason to go in search of a victory after having achieved a safety even with the defeat against Leverkusen. The two big wins over Frankfurt and Stuttgart have helped Augsburg in this process. Augsburg have lost five of the recent six trips to the Veltins Arena and our preview would back this poor run to continue further.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Schalke win at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke vs Augsburg draw odds: 3.80
Augsburg win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
Augsburg may have scored 13 goals in the last six matches but Schalke are the team to beat in this match. Even though Schalke’s defence has conceded a fair number of goals in recent times, they have shown the potential to outscore the opponents. The form of players like Daniel Caligiuri is a significant boost in this regard. Our correct score prediction would back a 2-1 win for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Schalke 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 4.5 goals in the last two matches for Schalke and Augsburg. Both teams have been quite good going forward over the last few weeks. It is a surprise change from when Schalke and Augsburg were struggling to score goals in the first half of the campaign. Our total goals prediction would go with more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Daniel Caligiuri has come up with three goals in his last two matches for Schalke and his form has been a major contributing factor behind Stevens’ team coming on the verge of avoiding relegation. The 31-year-old has enjoyed a tremendous recent run against Augsburg after scoring in three out of his recent four appearances against the club. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Daniel Caligiuri.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Daniel Caligiuri at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
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