RB Leipzig – Schalke TIPS from insiders (13.01.2018)

RB Leipzig and Schalke 04 meet at Red Bull Arena, in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 19-08-2017, Schalke 04 won at home against (2-0). The history of recent direct confrontations between these two teams indicates total balance, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches.

RB Leipzig:

The home team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 28 points won, after 8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Wolfsburg, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Hertha BSC, by (2-3). In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they beat Dukla Praha at home (2-0). In the last 8 home league matches RB Leipzig has a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 17 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (3 out of 8 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 17 matches played in this competition, he got the comeback in 3 of the 9 matches in which he suffered the first goal.

The moment of form of the Leipzig is not the best, since at the moment it registers five followed parties without tasting the flavor of the victory in official parties. The home team has presented several difficulties, including in their stadium, since it has two consecutive games without being able to win. In this game against Schalke 04 coach Ralph Hasenhüttl must maintain a more defensive team, with successive counterattacks, looking for most of the times the spearhead Werner: this player is the best finalist of Leipzig, with 8 goals scored. The slow defensive transition is one of the most serious points of the premises. Everything indicates that the local coach has in doubt Forsberg and Poulsen, two very important players in this formation.

Schalke 04:

After 8 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 30 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Augsburg, by (3-2). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Eintracht Frankfurt, by (2-2). In their last match, for the Friendlies, they beat Genk at home (2-1). In the last 8 away league matches Schalke 04 has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 24 possible.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 away matches. In their away matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 1-0 (3 out of 9 matches) and 0-0 (3 out of 9 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In 17 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 7 times and have only won 1 result. In the last 9 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 11 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).

Before the winter stop, Schalke 04 had a moment of confidence, achieving excellent results in several competitions. The last one was for the German Cup, when they beat Cologne 1-0. Normally the coach Domenico Tedesco makes to align a very offensive tactical system, organized in 3-5-2, being Burgstaller the player responsible for tormenting the defensive line of the opponent: this player is the best marker, with 7 goals scored. To point out that Schalke 04 presents huge competition in counterattacks. For this visit to Leipzig, the visiting coach can not use Reither and Goretzka, both due to injury.

Insider TIP: Both teams to score / YES – 1.67

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