Schalke 04 vs. Bayer Leverkusen Match Analysis and Prediction

Visitors Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to cement their top-four slot as they head to the VELTINS Arena for the end week fixture. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 17:00 GMT.

Schalke are making their mid-table stance a home. However, a loss this weekend could see the side slip down the Bundesliga table. However, a battle against Championships League elite Bayer Leverkusen will be a hard nut to crack.

The Miners have a terrible run in the league. A 1-1 draw against side Hertha Berlin was the only point the side earned since the resuming of the Bundesliga. The side is searching for a win after twelve matches without one.

A loss this weekend will put the career of manager David Wagner on the line. The side is seven points shy of getting Europa football. The match is a do or die for Wanger in an attempt to spark a change to revamp his dyeing stance at the club.

Bayer Leverkusen is battling to secure their ticket for a return to the Champions League. The side is currently fifth on the table tied with points against side Monchengladbach. Their last time out was the 4-2 defeat to league leaders Bayern Munich. The side has a mid-week clash against Saarbrucken in their Germany Cup semi-final.

 

Schalke 04 vs. Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head

Both sides have 29 games against each other with Bayer Leverkusen with a fair share of 14 wins. The Miners have only nine wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Schalke

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Schalke

Schalke 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen 0-2 Schalke

Schalke 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen 1-4 Schalke

Schalke 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

 

Schalke 04 Team News

David Wagner contends with a series of injuries on his camp. The recent injury shock is center forward Guido Burgstaller with a rapture ligament rupture. Other injury spells include attacking midfielder Amine Harit is out with a medial collateral ligament injury. The central midfielder is still out with a knee injury.

 

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

High flying attacking midfielder Kai Havertz missed the last encounter against Bayern Munich due to muscular problems. The German International sets to miss out on the match this weekend due to injury problems. However, center forward, Kevin Volland is in contention to start the lineup.

 

Prediction and Odds

Bayer Leverkusen will be looking for a revenge mission over their weekend loss to leaders Bayern Munich. Schalke 04 are still waiting to clinch their first win.

Bayer Leverkusen Win

Goals Over 2.5

Bayer Leverkusen First to Score

 

 

 

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