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The Bundesliga game at VELTINS-Arena this coming Sunday sees visitors FC Koln facing home side Schalke 04.

Schalke 04 are chasing revenge after succumbing to a disappointing defeat in the latest encounter against FC Koln. However, judging by prices from the bookmakers, they could be in for more disappointment.

The latest encounter between these two teams was a belter of a 3-1 match. Are we in for a similar goal-fest this coming Sunday?

The crowd usually get a very entertaining encounter, when Schalke 04 face FC Koln, and we see no reason for this to end on Sunday. The value bet lies with goals.

Schalke 04 vs FC Koln Prediction

Schalke 04 Form

Schalke 04 have had to endure a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 0-2 by Bayern Munich, before Eintracht ran out 3-0 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against RB Leipzig, who came out 1-6 winners. In their last six Bundesliga matches at home, Schalke 04 have one win, while they've drawn zero and lost five.

FC Koln Form

In their last three matches, FC Koln lost 2-0 against Hertha Berlin, won 7-1 against Werder Bremen, and drew 1-1 with Bayern Munich. FC Koln are winless in their last six away games in the Bundesliga, in which they drew two and lost four. They conceded 16 goals while scoring four themselves.

FC Koln won two of their previous six outings against teams from the bottom six and claimed nine points. They scored eight and conceded seven goals. Schalke 04 have a record of two wins, three draws and 12 defeats in the Bundesliga this season. FC Koln put five wins, six draws and six defeats on the board in the Bundesliga.

Schalke 04 vs FC Koln Stats

  • Schalke 04 have lost the last 3 matches in a row without scoring a goal
  • Schalke 04 have not won 15 of the last 16 matches
  • Schalke 04 have conceded in 19 of the last 21 matches
  • Schalke 04 have lost the last 3 matches in a row while scoring less than 0.5 goals
  • Schalke 04 have not won 12 of the last 14 home matches
  • FC Koln have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches without scoring a goal
  • FC Koln have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring more than 3.5 goals
  • FC Koln have conceded in 16 of the last 18 away matches
  • FC Koln have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring more than 2.5 goals
  • FC Koln have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches while scoring less than 0.5 goals

Schalke 04 vs FC Koln Team News

Schalke 04 could have as many as seven players on the injured and absent list, when they face up to FC Koln this coming Sunday.

Niklas Tauer, Justin Heekeren, Alex Kral, Thomas Ouwejan, Leo Greiml, Rodrigo Zalazar and Sepp van den Berg nurses various injuries and won't take part for Schalke 04 against FC Koln at VELTINS-Arena.

More than a handful of players could be forced out of the next match for FC Koln, who are looking at seven players nursing various problems.

Davie Selke, Luca Kilian, Sargis Adamyan, Jan Thielmann, Mark Uth, Florian Dietz and Sebastian Andersson all face a spell on the sidelines for FC Koln due to various injuries.

Schalke 04 vs FC Koln H2H

It was an enormously entertaining 3-1 match, when these two sides last played each other. A similar feast of goals would go down well this coming Sunday. In last ten encounters between the clubs, FC Koln have been the dominant force winning five matches against Schalke 04. The bookies have FC Koln to win this match at best price odds of 19/20.

Schalke 04 vs FC Koln Results

In eight of the previous ten matches between Schalke 04 and FC Koln both teams scored.

Schalke 04 vs FC Koln Betting Tips

One win on home soil from a possible 10 is what Schalke 04 can look back upon, while they drew two and lost seven at VELTINS-Arena. FC Koln won two of their last 10 away games, drawing three and losing five in this run. Schalke 04 scored the first opening goal of the match a modest two times in their 10 previous matches at VELTINS-Arena. FC Koln scored the opener in three of their 10 most recent outings away.

There were more than three goals scored five times in the past ten encounters between Schalke 04 and FC Koln, with the former averaging 1.2 goals a game. FC Koln scored 1.9 goals per game, while both teams to score paid out eight times in this run. Schalke 04 performed an average of 1.1 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for FC Koln, who scored 2.3 times on average in those matches.