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Schalke vs Koln Predictions & Tips - Relegation battle in the Bundesliga

  • Schalke vs Koln predictions for Wednesday’s Bundesliga match
  • Match is being played at 5.30pm GMT at the Veltins-Arena
  • Schalke have drawn 5 of their last 7 matches against Koln
  • I am backing a draw with Koln undefeated in 5 of their last 6 away matches
  • Full match preview, stats and predictions
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Mat Marshall 20 Jan 2021
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Schalke vs Koln Predictions


Schalke and Koln are fighting against relegation in the Bundesliga. Neither side can be trusted to win with a draw predicted in Gelsenkirchen.

  • Schalke have won 1 of their last 32 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Schalke have drawn 5 of their last 7 matches against Koln (all competitions).
  • Koln have failed to score in their last 5 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have won 2 of their last 26 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Koln have seen under 1.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Koln are undefeated in 5 of their last 6 away matches (Bundesliga).

Head to Head


Koln have a 48-37 advantage against Schalke with 25 draws in 110 matches.

This fixture ended 1-1 last season before Koln beat Schalke 3-0 at home.

Schalke Form


Schalke ended 2020 by reaching the DFB-Pokal round of 16. The Miners won 3-1 at fourth division club Ulm with Suat Serdar opening the scoring and Benito Raman bagging a brace.

Christian Gross became Schalke’s fourth manager since September after replacing temporary boss Huub Stevens. His first match in charge resulted in a 3-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin. 

Schalke finally won in the Bundesliga after 31 matches without tasting victory. They won 4-0 at home against Hoffenheim, Amine Harit assisting Matthew Hoppe for the opening three goals and scoring himself to wrap it up.

Schalke’s last match was a 3-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt. Hoppe equalised in the 29th minute but they couldn’t hold on after having 33% possession and 0.14-1.98 expected goals.

Schalke Injuries & Team News


Right back Kilian Ludewig is injured alongside forwards Steven Skrzybski and Gonçalo Paciencia.

Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is training individually as he looks for a new club. 

Captian Omar Mascarell is close to returning from a calf injury and central defender Salif Sane has almost overcome a knee problem.

Young American striker Matthew Hoppe has scored four goals in his last two starts.

Koln Form


Koln are in the relegation playoff position after winning two of their opening 16 Bundesliga matches. The Billy Goats have been better on the road this season where they are undefeated in 5 of their last 6 away matches.

Markus Gisdol’s side have found it hard to score in recent weeks, failing to find the net in their last five Bundesliga games. A 1-0 home win against second division side Osnabruck saw Anthony Modeste score the winner.

Koln returned to the Bundesliga with a 1-0 home defeat against Augsburg and 5-0 thrashing in Freiburg. 

Koln’s last match was a 0-0 draw at home against Hertha Berlin. It was a dull game with very few chances created at both ends, Hertha going closest with a shot against the woodwork late on.

Koln Injuries & Team News


Koln winger Florian Kainz and striker Sebastian Andersson are out with knee injuries.

French forward Anthony Modeste came off the bench against Hertha Berlin and could start here.

Schalke vs Koln Tips FAQ

What is the Schalke vs Koln best bet?

Schalke have drawn 5 of their last 7 matches against Koln with a draw the best bet.

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Verdict

Schalke and Koln have been very poor this season. A tight match is expected in a relegation six-pointer with under 2.5 goals the best bet.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-129.87 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @230.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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