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Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview & Betting Tips - Struggling Schalke to find it tough on Sunday

Schalke have lost 4 of their last 5 home matches against Bayer Leverkusen
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


A struggling Schalke side host Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Schalke’s form is a huge worry and playing at the Veltins-Arena hasn’t helped their cause.

Schalke Form


Schalke have been in horrible form, losing seven of their last nine matches in all competitions. Manager David Wagner is under huge pressure with his team struggling at both ends of the pitch.

Schalke looked toothless in a 4-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund before a 3-0 home loss to Augsburg. They followed up with a 2-1 away defeat at Fortuna Dusseldorf and a 1-0 home defeat to lowly Werder Bremen.

Their last match was a 1-1 draw at Union Berlin. They managed only one shot on target, Jonjoe Kenny’s long range equaliser in the 28th minute.

Schalke’s form at the Veltins-Arena has been poor, losing four of their last five home matches in all competitions and failing to score in each defeat.

Schalke Team News


Central midfield is an issue for Schalke with Suat Serdar is out for the season and Omar Mascarell injured. Weston McKennie returns from suspension to boost their options in the middle of the pitch.

Central defenders Benjamin Stambouli and Jean-Clair Todibo are injured. Influential attacking midfielder Amine Harit is also injured alongside striker Guido Burgstaller. Fellow striker Benito Raman could make a return on Sunday.

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Schalke manager David Wagner is under huge pressure (Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen Form


Bayer Leverkusen are still alive in three competitions after a positive season. They have been very strong on the road, winning seven of their last eight away matches in all competitions.

Peter Bosz’s side won 3-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach before a disappointing 4-1 home defeat against Wolfsburg. The Werkself won 1-0 in Freiburg before a 4-2 home loss against Bayern Munich. 

Bayer Leverkusen reached the German Cup final with a 3-0 win at fourth division club Saarbrücken on Tuesday. Moussa Diaby, Lucas Alario and Karim Bellarabi were on target in a comfortable victory. 

Bayer Leverkusen News


Versatile defender Lars Bender is out with a foot injury, but centre back Jonathan Tah came off the bench at half time in Saarbrücken. Forward Kevin Volland has come off the bench in two straight matches.

Left back Daley Sinkgraven was unavailable on Tuesday. Star player Kai Havertz has missed Leverkusen’s last two matches and Karim Bellarabi was injured late at Saarbrücken.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head


Bayer Leverkusen have a 32-23 advantage against Schalke with 23 draws in 78 encounters. Leverkusen beat Schalke 2-1 at home in December with Lucas Alario bagging a brace and Benito Raman scoring for Schalke.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Odds


Bayer Leverkusen are 1.57 favourites at Ladbrokes with Schalke priced at 6.00 at William Hill. A draw can be backed at 4.50 at betfair.

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Up


Schalke have been down on confidence for a long time and there has been no hint of a turnaround. They are playing terrible football and just want the season to end.

Bayer Leverkusen have won four of their last five Bundesliga away matches against Schalke and there is no sign this should be any different. 

Peter Bosz has a large and talented squad at his disposal and they wouldn’t have used much energy on Tuesday.

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Bayer Leverkusen have won four of their last five Bundesliga matches at Veltins-Arena (Getty Images)

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats


  • Schalke have lost 7 of their last 9 matches in all competitions.
  • Schalke have lost 4 of their last 5 home matches (all competitions).
  • Schalke have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 home matches in all competitions.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 4 of their last 5 away matches against Schalke (Bundesliga).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 7 of their last 8 away matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won by 2+ goals in 4 of their last 5 away matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen FAQ

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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 is Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at 17:00 BST on Sunday 14 June 2020.

Verdict

Bayer Leverkusen should monopolise possession and be too strong for Schalke.

Best Bet: Bayer Leverkusen Win Full Time Result @1.57 at Ladbrokes - 4 Units
Value Bet: Leverkusen & Over 2.5 Match Result & Over/Under 2.5 Goals @2.30 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Leverkusen Win 3-1 Correct Score @12.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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