Despite their unsatisfactory form, RB Leipzig have a decent shot at three points in this round 17 match, when visiting Schalke 04. Though playing at the VELTINS-Arena on Tuesday, bookmakers put a lot of faith in them gaining the away win.
With 29 points after 16 games, RB Leipzig currently rank fifth in the Bundesliga standings. Schalke 04 play catch-up as they recorded nine points in 16 matches, putting them up as 18th before their upcoming clash.
Schalke 04 are looking for a payback after suffering a disappointing defeat in their latest encounter with RB Leipzig but odds don't favour them to pull it off.
Schalke 04 have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly five goals in their previous ten matches. That is an average of 0.5 goals per game, in which they conceded 22 goals, or 2.2 goals per game. Furthermore, they fought their way to one clean sheet in this run.
RB Leipzig enter their next Bundesliga match, averaging a highly satisfactory 2.2 goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a presentable total of 22 goals, while also conceding 13 times. That is a total average of 1.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring two times.
Not only did RB Leipzig win their latest meetings with Schalke 04, they also did it without conceding. A 3-0 win in February 2021 was followed by a 4-0 win in October 2020.
Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig Prediction
Schalke 04 Form
Schalke 04 have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it opened with a 1-0 victory against Mainz 05. Unable to follow that up, they went down 0-2 against Bayern Munich, before handing over all three points in a 3-0 defeat against Eintracht. Schalke 04 claimed a modest two wins in their past six home matches in the Bundesliga. They also drew zero and lost four, scored six goals and conceded 11.
The most optimistic experts had them down for a place in the bottom half of the table, but in could turn out even worse, as Schalke 04 are struggling with dismal form.
RB Leipzig Form
RB Leipzig claimed seven points from their last nine available, as the won by 3-1 and 1-2 against Freiburg and Werder Bremen, respectively. Last time out, Bayern Munich ended up stealing a point in a 1-1 draw. RB Leipzig, meanwhile, won twice, while they've drawn two and lost two in their last six away in the Bundesliga.
They were spoken of as contenders for medals before the season, and RB Leipzig are living up to expectations.
Schalke 04 don't look like a team currently possessing a form that is capable of shutting out RB Leipzig, and the away win is our the bet on Tuesday.
RB Leipzig recorded three wins from their last five games against teams placed in the bottom six and collected 11 points. They scored 14 goals while conceding seven. Schalke 04 claimed two wins, three draws as well as 11 defeats in the Bundesliga this season. RB Leipzig put eight wins, five draws and three defeats on the board in the Bundesliga.
Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig 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
- RB Leipzig have not lost the last 17 matches in a row
- RB Leipzig have scored in the last 17 matches in a row
- RB Leipzig have won 12 of the last 14 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- RB Leipzig have won 12 of the last 14 matches
- In 11 of the last 13 RB Leipzig matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig Team News
The injured and absent list looks to be stretched wide for Schalke 04, as they prepare to meet RB Leipzig, since seven could be missing.
Niklas Tauer, Justin Heekeren, Alex Kral, Thomas Ouwejan, Leo Greiml, Rodrigo Zalazar and Sepp van den Berg are missing from the squad, Schalke 04 will field against RB Leipzigthis coming Tuesday.
More than a handful of players could be forced out of the next match for RB Leipzig, who are looking at seven players nursing various problems.
Names like Mohamed Simakan, David Raum, Marcel Halstenberg, Willi Orban, Christopher Nkunku, Peter Gulacsi and Konrad Laimer most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Schalke 04.
Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig H2H
RB Leipzig won 3-0 and 4-0 in the two most recent meetings with Schalke 04, and go into their upcoming match with a psychological advantage. RB Leipzig seem to have a bit of a love affair with Schalke 04, as they have beaten them six times in last ten encounters. The bookies have RB Leipzig to win this match at best price odds of 11/20.
Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig Results
Both teams to score only came out four times in the previous ten games between RB Leipzig and Schalke 04. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 1/1 with the bookies.
Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips
It has been an excellent season for Christopher Nkunku who managed to score an impressive 12 goals in total during the current campaign. He also seems on a good run currently, hitting the target five times in his last six outings. RB Leipzig are looking to him against Schalke 04, hoping he keeps his momentum going.
Both teams scored in six of the last 10 home league matches for Schalke 04. Both teams also found the back of the net eight times in the previous 10 league games away for RB Leipzig.
Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the last ten encounters between these two teams. Schalke 04 managed an average of 0.8 goals, with RB Leipzig averaging two goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet four times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Schalke 04, who scored an average of 1.1 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals were scored in eight of the ten most recent games across all tournaments for RB Leipzig. They performed an average of three goals in these.