Take a look at our Germany Bundesliga Betting Pick for the derby match between Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich failed to start a new campaign with a win over Hertha at home, and they will be hoping for their first victory of the 2019-20 season over Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.
The Miners kept the clean sheet against Borussia Monchengladbach in a stalemate draw on the road and will be looking to open the account in front of their fans.
Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich: Germany Bundesliga Betting Pick
- Germany Bundesliga
- Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen
- Saturday. 24 August
- 18:30 CET
Schalke 04 Team News and Latest Form
It’s a tough first home game of the season for Schalke 04, as they take on reigning champions Bayern Munich. They are without a win against Bayern in the previous 18 H2H duels (W15, D3), including losing the last three at Veltins Arena to nil.
The hosts finished last season on a woeful eight-game winless home streak, failing to score in six matches in that span. Unsurprisingly, Schalke ended the campaign with the Bundesliga’s worst home form (W4, D3, L10). They were the joint-second worst goals scored per home game average (0.94).
Additionally, Schalke were 1-0 down at half-time in 35.29% of their Bundesliga home matches in 2018-19. That will be a particular worry against a Bayern side that were up 1-0 at half-time in 41.18% of their road league games.
Guido Burgstaller scored a brace in Schalke’s latest cup victory – both teams scored in the previous three Bundesliga matches when he was on a scoreboard. Schalke failed to score in 52.94% of their Bundesliga home matches last year.
David Wagner cannot count on Ozan Kabak (foot) and Rabbi Matondo (foot). Nabil Bentaleb (groin), Salif Sane (ankle), and Steven Skrzybski (muscle) are questionable to play.
Bayern Munich Team News and Latest Form
The visitors will travel here with determination to get a victory following a disappointing 2-2 home draw with Hertha. However, that result means Bayern haven’t lost in Bundesliga since early February (W11, D4).
Furthermore, on the road, they’ve won five of their last six league away games by two goals or more. The Bavarians scored an average of 2.29 goals per top-flight road match last season.
Robert Lewandowski had a brace last weekend – he’s scored the game opener in the last five competitive matches he found the back of the net. Both teams scored in 64.71% of Bayern’s away league games in 2018-19.
Niko Kovač has several players who are doubtful to play on Saturday. Jann-Fiete Arp (illness), Jerome Boateng (illness), Mickael Cuisance (groin), Leon Goretzka (thigh), and Javi Martinez (knee) might sit out the duel with the Miners.
Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Head to Head
Bayern won eight out of the previous ten H2H clashes (D2), including the last five. The Bavarians were victorious in the past four duels at Veltins Arena. Schalke are without a win in H2H matches since 2011.
Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Bundesliga Betting Pick
Bayern are a better team and Schalke are completely useless when it comes to games against them. Considering that Bayern got a victory by two or more goals difference in each of the last four visits here, my Bundesliga Betting Pick for this clash is Bayern to win cover the -1.5 spread at 2.00 (+100). Also, you can check our Premier League Betting Pick for the encounter between Liverpool and Arsenal.