Stuttgart’s disappointing away form keeps them in the bottom three coming into a game against Schalke at the Mercedes Benz Arena. The two teams are separated by just one point with Domenico Tedesco’s men certainly in the midst of a relegation battle once again. Stuttgart have been able to use home advantage and keep them closer towards safety – unlike Hannover and Nuremberg. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stuttgart had a quite disappointing midweek match with the team coming up with just one shot on target in the 2-0 loss against Wolfsburg. This was the third defeat in the last five games for Markus Weinzierl.
Schalke were beaten at home by Bayer Leverkusen, who had raced to a 2-0 lead inside the first 35 minutes. However, this was only the second defeat in the last five matches for Schalke.
Stuttgart and Schalke last faced each other at the Mercedes Benz Arena with the visitors claiming a 2-0 victory. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a victory for Stuttgart.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Stuttgart win at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke may have a better quality of players but the team has been quite disastrous – especially when it comes to away matches. Tedesco has seen his team pick up just one victory on the road this season while Stuttgart have been able to make up significant ground in the race to avoid relegation by taking advantage of home matches. Stuttgart have picked up three wins in the last five games at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Even though Schalke have traditionally dominated this opponent, our preview would pick a win for Stuttgart.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Stuttgart win at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Stuttgart vs Schalke draw odds: 3.30
Schalke win odds: 2.30
Correct Score odds
Mario Gomez came up with the Stuttgart’s only shot on target in the recent loss against Wolfsburg. It was a poor performance from Stuttgart but things are expected to improve in front of their own supporters. Stuttgart have come up with just five goals at home, while Schalke are also struggling for confidence going forward. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-0 win for Stuttgart.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Stuttgart 1-0 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though both teams have conceded too many goals – which is to be expected of a team struggling against relegation, Stuttgart have had a much improved at home. Apart from the impressive Dortmund and Frankfurt teams, most teams have recently struggled at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Schalke, though, are not impressive in away matches. 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
Mario Gomez is Stuttgart’s top scorer with five league goals and he is at the top of the club’s standings by a huge margin. Yet, the veteran has had reasons to complain about the poor service he has received in away matches. After recently scoring his first goals at the Mercedes Benz Arena this season, Mario Gomez will be looking forward to this match. Despite his record against Schalke not being the greatest, our first goalscorer prediction would back Mario Gomez.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mario Gomez at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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