Schalke are up against Frankfurt at the Veltins Arena relieved after a decisive result last weekend. Schalke have been able to open up a six-point advantage over the bottom three with five matches left in the campaign. Frankfurt remain in contention for the top three places with the team only three points behind RB Leipzig in the third spot. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Schalke manager Huub Stevens was finally able to get his first victory in his third spell as the manager of this club after a 1-0 victory over Hannover. This was an extremely crucial victory that pushed Thomas Doll’s team back to the bottom.
Frankfurt produced another strong performance to beat Stuttgart 3-0 at home. After not a very impressive first-half, Frankfurt were able to manage a second 3-0 victory in the league over the last three matches to remain in contention for the Champions League places.
The reverse fixture between Frankfurt and Schalke was a 3-0 win for the former at the Commerzbank Arena. Schalke, though, were able to come up with a 1-0 victory over Frankfurt in the recent visit to the Veltins Arena. Our betting tips and predictions for the game would opt for a Frankfurt victory.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Frankfurt win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke were able to get the much-needed victory over Hannover and gain some advantage over the relegation-threatened outfits. However, they are against an impressive Frankfurt team, who have set their sights on a top-three finish. Frankfurt have a lot of pace on the counter-attack and they have already scored 12 of their 54 goals from counter-attacks. Schalke’s troubled defence will have every reason to fear a big win for the opposition. Our preview would go with an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Frankfurt win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke vs Frankfurt draw odds: 3.50
Schalke win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Schalke have not shown much of an improvement even after the arrival of Stevens. Frankfurt represent a major threat for Schalke, who have a small buffer over the relegation zone. Stevens needs to come up with a plan to overcome Frankfurt’s pace on the counter-attack. Even then, the likes of Jovic are capable of finding space. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Frankfurt.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Frankfurt 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Frankfurt have been able to get over 2.5 goals against Schalke only once in the last six meetings. A game at the Veltins Arena will provide Frankfurt with great counter-attacking opportunities, but Schalke are expected to defend the in the hope of at least getting a point and building on the recent win over Hannover. However, both teams have enough form and potential to come up with goals. Our total goals prediction would pick over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Luka Jovic moved up to 16 league goals for the campaign after his effort against Stuttgart during the weekend. The Serbian has now been able to score three goals in his last four games for club and country. After a period of mediocre form, the 21-year-old is once again back with a deadly bit of form. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Luka Jovic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Luka Jovic at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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