Bayern Munich vs. Schalke 04 Match Analysis and Prediction

With hopes of retaining the Bundesliga still in the grasp of Bayern Munich, the German giants will be looking to extend their win as they host Schalke 04 at the Allianz Arena. The match is scheduled for 25th January with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.

With new coach Hans-Dieter Flick taking over, there has been a lot of changes in the squad. The side is currently second in the Bundesliga, while four points behind title leaders RB Leipzig. The side has registered only a single loss in their past five matches.

Schalke 04 is currently fifth in the Bundesliga with 33 points. The side has shown mixed results with two draws, one loss and two wins in their past five matches. Injury woes at the camp might be the downfall as they head into the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich vs. Schalke 04 Head to Head

Both teams have played 34 games together with Bayern Munich taking home 25 wins with Schalke 04 contended with only three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Schalke 04 0-3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich 3-1 Schalke 04

Schalke 04 0-2 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich 2-1 Schalke 04

Schalke 0-3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich 1-1 Schalke 04

Schalke 04 0-2 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich 3-0 Schalke 04

Bayern Munich Team News

New coach Hans-Dieter Flick will be facing defensive woe, especially with the injury of Martinez with a torn muscle bundle and Sule with a cruciate ligament rupture. To add to the defensive woes is Jerome Boateng, who is on the brink of a yellow card suspension.

Long term injury of Kingsley Coman with a tear in a joint capsule is expected to return to full training in February. Talisman Lewandowski is also on the risk of a yellow card suspension. To fill the boots will be Canadian Davies, who has been impressive.

Schalke 04 Team News

Coach David Wagner is also facing injury blows in his camp with the foot injury of center back Benjamin Stambouli. To add to the injury list is center back Salif Sane with a knee injury while central midfielder Weston McKennie is out with a shoulder injury. Also, attacking midfielder Amine Harit will be out with a hamstring injury.

Prediction and Odds

Both teams have shown consistency and passion with their previous matches; hence it will be a battle to the finish for both sides. The injury woes in both clubs will separate the teams with both coaches on their ends.

Double Chance: Bayern Munich

Draw

Goals Under 2.5

Lewandowski to Score

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