Schalke welcome Freiburg to the Veltins Arena in a battle between two clubs threatened with the possibility of relegation. Schalke and Freiburg are separated by just one point with the latter holding this small advantage. Both teams do not find themselves substantially away from the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Schalke were undone by a mediocre Bayern Munich team, who picked up a 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena. This was only the second defeat for Schalke in the last five matches across all competitions.
Freiburg were able to once again force a draw during the weekend, as the team picked up an impressive 3-3 stalemate against Wolfsburg. The match witnessed Freiburg coming back three times.
Freiburg picked up a narrow 1-0 victory over Schalke in the reverse fixture back in September. However, Schalke had picked up a 2-0 win in the last meeting between these two clubs at the Veltins Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Schalke win at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke have been devoid of confidence with the team only picking up one point from the last three league encounters. Even though Schalke have been unbeaten in the last four home games against Freiburg, Christian Streich’s teams have been able to show a lot of character in the last few matches. The team has picked up points from losing situations in the last two games. Even though Freiburg have lost 50% of their away matches, their confidence levels are much better compared to the opposition. At the same time, both teams lack the quality to win the match. Our preview would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Schalke win at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke vs Freiburg draw odds: 3.75
Freiburg win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
Schalke and Freiburg have been quite decent going forward, but both teams have been struggling in terms of keeping out opposition at bay. If Schalke’s defence looks bad with 11 goals conceded in the last six games, Freiburg have fared worse after letting in 13 goals during the same period. Mainz 05 and Stuttgart are the two teams with a worse defensive record during this period. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 success for Schalke.
[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
The goals have not been flowing whenever these two teams have met each other at the Veltins Arena in recent years. None of the last six meetings have ended up producing over 2.5 goals, but Freiburg have been good offensively but poor defensively in recent matches. After witnessing a string of high scoring games involving Streich’s team, our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Nils Petersen may have scored only one goal in his nine appearances against Schalke, but the forward comes into the match looking to continue his recent spell of good form. The 30-year-old has been able to grab two goals and two assists in the last four games, and his current form is quite good to end this long-awaited goal against Schalke. Our first goalscorer prediction would opt for Nils Petersen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Nils Petersen at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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