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Schalke vs Werder Bremen Prediction & Betting tips
On matchday 8 of the Bundesliga, the top match will be played on Saturday evening at 17:30 in the Veltins Arena. FC Schalke 04 welcome SV Werder Bremen. After the horror start with zero points from the first five games, the squires have finally caught on the last two matchdays. After the 1-0 at home against Mainz followed at S04 before the international break a 2-0 at Fortuna Dusseldorf. But with six points, the Schalke are still only on 15th place Werder, however, has made a great start to the season with 14 points from seven games.
Bremen was allowed to spend the international break in fourth place. There were already 110 competitive games between S04 and SVW. With 46 wins to 42 defeats Schalke has in the direct comparison slightly ahead. Looking only at the duels in the Bundesliga, the record speaks with 41 wins to 37 defeats in 98 games for the Bremen. In Gelsenkirchen there have been 23 home wins so far, 12 draws and 14 home defeats. Only Bayern could win more often with 17 successes on Schalke. In the recent nine duels between the two teams, there were only two home wins, but five away wins.
Together with the 1-0 away win in the Champions League at Lokomotiv Moscow Schalke could win the last three competitive games in a row. The defensive is again at S04. In the latest three competitive games Schalke played each to zero. But now you meet the dangerous Bremer, who could achieve at least one goal in each game. Schalke wants and has to continue to score to free himself from the table cellar. The lead on the last place in the table is only one meter.
In international break Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco has led according to their own information many intense discussions and also trained very individually. Overall, the miners do not seem so fragile. The newcomers find better in the team, the team seems to grow closer together. Sport Board Heidel wants to continue the basically chosen path despite the still poor start of the season. Oczipka, Stambouli, Harit, Sané and Skrzybski are again an option for the squad after injury. Due to injury, only Teuchert is missing.
With the start of the season you can be very satisfied in Bremen. In the coming weeks, the North Germans get to do with top teams like Schalke, Leverkusen or Gladbach. At the latest after that Werder will know how strong the green-whites really are. Before the international break Werder won at home with 2: 0 against Wolfsburg. After the match coach Florian Kohfeldt had criticized the appearance of his team anyway. His team had come into play hard and then played restless. Some basic things such as the ballless running or the passing game did not work at times. As in some games before, the Green-Whites also performed against the Wolves phases in which they gave the game out of hand. On the other hand, the team from Coach Kohfeldt showed a good mentality. The players remained stable and did not break away.
The city of Bremen draws a healthy mix of self-confidence, self-criticism and respect these days. Kohfeldt could possibly switch to Schalke on a tripartite chain to the Schalke “strength in standards” and the “physically strong striker” something to oppose. In the international break the North Germans won a friendly match 2-1 at the leader of the 3rd league, VfL Osnabrück. SVW coach Kohfeldt has to give up Schalke on Kapino, Käuper, Bartels and Johannsson. Veljkovic has finished his yellow-red suspension and should return to Langkamp in the starting eleven. Martin Harnik could be a candidate for the squad. The Austrian likes to play against Ralf Fährmann and has scored six goals against the S04 keeper. Only Robert Lewandowski could meet with eight goals more often against ferryman.
Schalke vs Werder Bremen head to head matches
03.02.18 BUN Schalke Werder Bremen 1 : 2
16.09.17 BUN Werder Bremen Schalke 1 : 2
04.04.17 BUN Werder Bremen Schalke 3 : 0
06.11.16 BUN Schalke Werder Bremen 3 : 1
24.01.16 BUN Schalke Werder Bremen 1 : 3