Betting tip 1st German Bundesliga: FC Schalke 04 - FC Bayern Munich

Friday, 09.09.2016 at 20:30 o’clock (CET)

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Top match at the start

After the national team break is before league routine. This upcoming weekend brings us the next round of the German Bundesliga. The round will be opened by the duel between FC Schalke 04 and record champion FC Bayern Munich. A real treat for football fans. Kick-off is Friday at 8.30 PM.

Current form FC Schalke 04

New coach, old problems. FC Schalke 04 failed their start into the new Bundesliga season. They lost against almost relegated team Frankfurt 0:1. The result is really bitter considering that Schalke had one more player than Frankfurt on the field in the end. The DFB Cup game against Villingen was won 4:1, but the performance of the Weinzierl-eleven was uninspired. Schalke’s problem: they have a bunch of great individual players on their roster, but they don’t work together as a team (yet). The team surely needs time to find itself, but the tasks don’t get easier. After Bayern’s “visit” Schalke has to play in Europe League in Nizza and after that they have to play in Berlin. Shortly before the disappointing season start Schalke was very active on the transfer market. They signed two defensive midfielders, namely Nabil Bentaleb and Benjamin Stambouli. Yevyen Konoplyanka from Sevilla also joined the team. Against Frankfurt Schalke mainly lacked determination and efficiency on offense. They really need to step it up against Bayern and try to convert the few chances they will get.

Current form FC Bayern Munich

No signs of a jump start at the German record champion. Other than Schalke the Ancelotti-Eleven started into the new season with a bang and won 6:0 against Werder Bremen. The fear of the team not being ready yet was without any reason. The offensive game of Munich was especially impressive. Striker Lewandowski shined again after a mediocre EURO. He scored three goals in the season opener. Thiago and Co. shot at the goal 18 times in 90 minutes against Bremen and they only let their opponent shoot 4 times. Only two of those shots found their way to Manuel Neuer. So the balance between offense and defense is very positive as well. New signee Mats Hummels blended into the defense seamlessly. After this tremendous start coach Ancelotti doesn’t have to worry too much about the injured list. He will still miss Jerome Boateng and Kingsley Coman against Schalke. But after the 6:0 this might as well be a threat for competitors.

Betting forecast

Two worlds collide, at least considering the season opener results of both teams. Bayern’s biggest advantage: basically a team that gels with a few strong new players. Schalke on the other hand still needs to become a team that plays for each other. Our recommendation: Tip 2.

The last 5 results of FC Schalke 04 in detail

Date League Home Visitor Result
27.08.2016 1. Deutsche Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt FC Schalke 04 1:0
22.08.2015 1. Deutsche Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 SV Darmstadt 98 0:1
16.05.2015 1. Deutsche Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 SC Paderborn 07 1:0
10.05.2015 1. Deutsche Bundesliga 1. FC Köln FC Schalke 04 2:0
02.05.2015 1. Deutsche Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 VfB Stuttgart 3:2

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