The Bundesliga clash at Red Bull Arena Leipzig this coming Saturday sees home team RB Leipzig battling it out for the win against Schalke 04.
Sitting two places behind the top of the table, RB Leipzig claimed 63 points after 33 rounds. Meanwhile, Schalke 04 amassed 31 points and rank as number 17 in the Bundesliga at the moment.
Schalke 04 face a tough prospect, when travelling to in-form RB Leipzig on Saturday, with the home side racking up four wins in a row.
RB Leipzig are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They scored a steady 14 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.4 per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents ten goals, or an average of one a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to four clean sheets in this run.
Schalke 04 scored 15 goals, conceded 25 and managed zero clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
The last time these two teams faced off against each other, RB Leipzig came away as 1-6 winners. No doubt they are planning a similar outcome this coming Saturday.
RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 Prediction
RB Leipzig Form
RB Leipzig are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 0-1 win against Freiburg. They went on to beat Werder Bremen by 2-1, before also getting the better of Bayern Munich in a 1-3 victory. RB Leipzig showed little mercy in their past six matches at Red Bull Arena Leipzig, of which they won five, drew none and lost once. They hit the target 11 times, while letting in seven themselves.
Schalke 04 Form
In their previous three matches, Schalke 04 beat Mainz 05 2-3, lost 6-0 against Bayern Munich and drew 2-2 with Eintracht. In their last six away matches in the Bundesliga, Schalke 04 won twice, while also recording one draw. They endured three defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying 15 goals conceded and six scored.
They went into the season as candidates for the drop, and unfortunately for Schalke 04, they have lived up to expectations. As the season draws to a close, they are still in with a chance of escaping relegation, though.
RB Leipzig look in strong shape, while Schalke 04 don't look quite as convincing, which makes betting on the home win a no-brainer in this match.
RB Leipzig scored 36 goals and conceded 19 in their last 17 games against teams from the bottom half of the Bundesliga table. They collected 37 points and 11 victories. Schalke 04 won zero and claimed two points in their 11 most recent games against teams inside the top six. They scored four conceded 36 goals. RB Leipzig claimed 19 wins, six draws as well as eight defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Schalke 04 show off seven wins, ten draws and 16 defeats in the Bundesliga.
RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 Stats
- RB Leipzig have scored in 33 of the last 35 home matches
- RB Leipzig have not lost 21 of the last 23 home matches
- RB Leipzig have won 8 of the last 9 matches
- In 10 of the last 12 RB Leipzig home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- RB Leipzig have won 6 of the last 7 home matches
- Schalke 04 have conceded in the last 10 matches in a row
- Schalke 04 have not won 13 of the last 15 away matches
- In the last 6 Schalke 04 matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Schalke 04 have lost 3 of the last 4 away matches without scoring a goal
- In 5 of the last 6 Schalke 04 matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 Squads
RB Leipzig Squad
Rose will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against Schalke 04 from the following players (the statistics in the brackets represent goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season):
Janis Blaswich (0/26), Jonas Nickisch (0/0), Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland (0/1), Oskar Preil (0/0), Peter Gulacsi (0/6), Timo Schlieck (0/0), Abdou Diallo (1/8), Benjamin Henrichs (2/30), David Raum (0/27), Josko Gvardiol (1/30), Lukas Klostermann (0/14), Marcel Halstenberg (1/30), Mohamed Simakan (1/23), Sanoussy Ba (0/1), Willi Orban (4/32), Amadou Haidara (2/30), Caden Clark (0/0), Christopher Nkunku (14/24), Dominik Szoboszlai (6/30), Emil Forsberg (6/29), Kevin Kampl (2/29), Konrad Laimer (2/20), Xaver Schlager (1/21), Andre Silva (4/31), Dani Olmo (2/22), Timo Werner (9/26), Yussuf Poulsen (1/18).
Schalke 04 Squad
Listed below is the full squad of Schalke 04 players that the manager Thomas Reis will choose from for the upcoming game:
Alexander Schwolow (0/23), Denis Wieszolek (0/0), Justin Heekeren (0/0), Michael Langer (0/0), Ralf Faehrmann (0/11), Brooklyn Ezeh (0/0), Cedric Brunner (0/27), Eder Alvarez (0/0), Henning Matriciani (0/21), Ibrahima Cisse (0/0), Jere Uronen (0/11), Leo Greiml (0/0), Marcin Kaminski (1/7), Maya Yoshida (0/29), Moritz Jenz (0/11), Sepp van den Berg (1/8), Thomas Ouwejan (0/16), Timothee Kolodziejczak (0/0), Alex Kral (0/28), Blendi Idrizi (0/0), Danny Latza (0/19), Dominick Drexler (4/26), Mehmet Aydin (0/16), Nassim Boujellab (0/0), Niklas Tauer (0/0), Rodrigo Zalazar (1/21), Soichiro Kozuki (1/5), Suat Serdar (4/31), Tim Skarke (1/12), Tobias Mohr (0/17), Tom Krauss (2/32), Kenan Karaman (1/20), Marius Buelter (11/32), Michael Frey (0/15), Sebastian Polter (2/18), Sidi Sane (0/0), Simon Terodde (5/32).
RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 Team News
RB Leipzig could have as many as seven players on the injured and absent list, when they face up to Schalke 04 this coming Saturday.
Mohamed Simakan, David Raum, Marcel Halstenberg, Willi Orban, Christopher Nkunku, Peter Gulacsi and Konrad Laimer nurses various injuries and won't take part for RB Leipzig against Schalke 04 at Red Bull Arena Leipzig.
Schalke 04 could have up to seven players on the injured and absent players for their match on Saturday atRed Bull Arena Leipzig
Names like Niklas Tauer, Justin Heekeren, Alex Kral, Thomas Ouwejan, Leo Greiml, Rodrigo Zalazar and Sepp van den Berg most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 Lineups
RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 H2H
It was an enormously entertaining 1-6 match, when these two sides last played each other. A similar feast of goals would go down well on Saturday. RB Leipzig are 6-2-2 against Schalke 04, who were beaten 6-1 in the most recent meeting between the pair. The bookmakers have the home side to win this match at best price odds of 8/13.
RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 Results
Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the last ten matches between RB Leipzig and Schalke 04. Odds on under 2.5 goals are at 11/5 with bookies.
RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 Betting Tips
It has been an excellent season for Marius Buelter who managed to score an impressive 11 goals in total during the current campaign. He also seems on a good run currently, hitting the target four times in his last six outings. Schalke 04 are looking to him against RB Leipzig, hoping he keeps his momentum going.
Red Bull Arena Leipzig witnessed RB Leipzig winning seven times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing one and losing two as well. Schalke 04 claimed two wins, three draw and five defeats in their last 10 games away. Strap yourselves up for a goals at Red Bull Arena Leipzig since both teams scored in six of the last 10 home matches for RB Leipzig. The same occurred in three of the last 10 league games away from home for Schalke 04.
Both teams to score was a winning bet four times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals, while at least four goals happened five times. RB Leipzig managed an average of 2.4 goals, while Schalke 04 averaged 0.8 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of RB Leipzig’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.8 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in eight of Schalke 04's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches.