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Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Shocking Schalke set for another Bundesliga defeat

  • Schalke host Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday
  • Match is being played in Gelsenkirchen at 5pm GMT
  • Schalke have failed to win their last 25 Bundesliga matches
  • Schalke have lost by 2+ goals in 8 of their last 11 matches
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 9 of their last 11 matches
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Schalke have conceded 28 goals in 9 Bundesliga matches this season (Getty Images)

Schalke welcome Bayer Leverkusen to Gelsenkirchen on Sunday. The hosts sit bottom of the Bundesliga and are likely to stay there after another defeat.

Schalke Form


Schalke are rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga table after failing to win in their opening nine matches. The Miners have conceded 28 goals in that run and have not won in their previous 25 Bundesliga matches.

Manuel Baum’s side managed a 1-1 home draw against Stuttgart and 2-2 draw at Mainz. In between they advanced in the German Cup after a 4-1 win at fourth division club Schweinfurt.

Schalke have lost their last two Bundesliga matches. They were outclassed both times, losing 2-0 against Wolfsburg and 4-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach last time out.

Mark Uth assisted Benito Raman for the equaliser in Monchengladbach but their defence let them down once again. Schalke allowed more than 2.66 expected goals for the third straight match.

Schalke Team News


Goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann is injured and Frederik Rönnow could not train this week. Third choice keeper Michael Langer could start.

Centre-back Salif Sané is injured and Ozak Kabak is doubtful. Left back Bastian Oczipka and forward Rabbi Matondo are also doubtful.

Midfielders Nabil Bentaleb and Amine Harit are training individually and won’t feature until further notice. 

Striker Vedad Ibisevic won’t play for Schalke again and Gonçalo Paciência is injured.

Bayer Leverkusen Form


Bayer Leverkusen have been in fine form after winning six of their last seven matches in all competitions. The Werkself sit three points behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and qualified for the Europa League knockout rounds.

Peter Bosz’s side beat Hapoel Beer Sheva 4-1 at home with Patrik Schick, Leon Bailey, Kerem Demirbay and Lucas Alario on target. 

Leverkusen drew 0-0 against Hertha Berlin with Bosz making one substitution due to having few options on the bench.

Bayer Leverkusen won 3-2 against Nice on Thursday. It was an exciting game in France with Moussa Diaby, Aleksandar Dragovic and Julian Baumgartlinger on the score sheet.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News


Santiago Arias is injured but Lars Bender came off at half time in Nice and will start at right back. 

Central defender Edmon Tapsoba is in line to start after recovering from COVID-19. Sven Bender remains doubtful with Jonathan Tah in line to partner Tapsoba in Gelsenkirchen.

Midfielders Charles Aranguiz and Exequiel Palacios remain injured alongside forward Paulinho.

Striker Patrik Schick also came off at the break in France and is in line to start up front with Lucas Alario doubtful.

Daley Sinkgraven, Florian Wirtz and Leon Bailey could return to the starting side with Bosz continuing to rotate.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head


Bayer Leverkusen have a 32-23 advantage against Schalke with 24 draws in 79 matches. 

Bayer Leverkusen won 2-1 at home last season before a 1-1 draw in Gelsenkirchen.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Odds


Bayer Leverkusen are 1.55 favourites at Unibet with Schalke priced at 6.50 at bet365. A draw can be backed at 4.60 at betfair.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Up


Schalke have shown they can score goals against Bayer Leverkusen. They have seen BTTS in six of their last seven Bundesliga matches against the Werkself.

Their problems are in defence and Leverkusen have plenty of weapons to hurt them on the counter attack.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats


  • Schalke have failed to win their last 25 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have lost 9 of their last 12 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have lost by 2+ goals in 8 of their last 11 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have conceded 8 goals in their last 3 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Schalke have seen BTTS in 6 of their last 7 matches against Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 4 of their last 6 away matches against Schalke (Bundesliga).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 9 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in 7 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 4.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have scored 21 goals in their last 7 matches (all competitions).

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen FAQ

What is the Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen best bet?

Bayer Leverkusen have won 9 of their last 11 matches and seen over 3.5 goals in 7 of their last 10 matches. Bayer Leverkusen Win & Over 2.5 Goals is the best bet.

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Where is Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

When does Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen kick off?

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen kicks off at 17:00 GMT on Sunday 6 December 2020. The match is taking place at Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

What competition are Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen playing in?

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen are playing in the Bundesliga.

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Verdict

Schalke have massive problems in defence which is likely to be exploited against Bayer Leverkusen.

Best Bet: Leverkusen & Over 2.5 Win & Total Goals @110.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Leverkusen Win & BTTS Win & BTTS @210.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Leverkusen Win 3-1 Correct Score @1100.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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