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Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction & Betting tips
Nobody would have thought that before the season. Schalke became runner-up, Leverkusen narrowly missed the Champions League. Who thought that this would continue, was seriously disappointed. On matchday 16, not two self-proclaimed top teams meet each other. Only the shadows of themselves are currently on the lawn. Instead of looking forward to a hotly contested match for a Champions League place, we expect a relegation battle duel on Wednesday. The bookmakers see the Royal Blues as the favorites despite the slightly weaker league position. Kick-off in the Veltins Arena is on Wednesday, 19.12. at 17:30.
On Monday, the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League were drawn. As second in the table, Schalke was not allowed to have too many hopes of getting a beaten opponent. But with Manchester City is the off in the second round well pre-programmed, even if not all the actors mope. So z. For example, Tedesco believes that one can even surprise.
In the Bundesliga, it is still bad for the miners. Currently they are in 13th place in the table. The lead in 16th place is just three points. The fact that Domenico Tedesco is still a coach on Schalke, he has probably only due to the good performance in the previous year. There is also the constant, albeit rightly justified, excuse that you are suffering from an injury epidemic. Especially in the storm Tedesco are currently missing the opportunities to improve something. It is significant that the topscorer scored only three goals on Schalke. In the match against Leverkusen Tedesco must renounce Hamza Mendyl, Mark Uth, Breel Embolo, Sascha Riether, Franco Di Santo and Guido Burgstaller.
Leverkusen were also looking forward to seeing who would be their opponent in the European Championship semi-final. With the Russian representative FK Krasnodar they were given a purely athletically feasible task. For the supporters of the Werkself but could have run better, because it is a very long journey before, should you want to support your own club in the distance.
In the Bundesliga, Leverkusen has now worked its way up to eleventh place, after the start of the season was really in the pants. With a goal difference of 21:27 they are even the best offense of the lower half of the table. The Werkself remained unbeaten for five games in a row, until it was again dampened at the weekend. Leverkusen did not beat Frankfurt 1: 2. If the team coached by Heiko Herrlich wants to overwinter at least in the upper half of the table, a win against Schalke is a must. Must renounce Gorgeous on Joel Pohjanpalo and Panagiotis Retsos.
Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen head to head matches
25.02.18 BUN Bayer Leverkusen Schalke 0 : 2
29.09.17 BUN Schalke Bayer Leverkusen 1 : 1
28.04.17 BUN Bayer Leverkusen Schalke 1 : 4
11.12.16 BUN Schalke Bayer Leverkusen 0 : 1
23.04.16 BUN Schalke Bayer Leverkusen 2 : 3