Schalke v Bayern Munich

BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW

On Saturday evening, Schalke host Bayern Munich at VELTINS-Arena, as the reigning champions look for their first Bundesliga win of the campaign.

Schalke endured a disappointing campaign in the Bundesliga last season, eventually finishing 14th place in the table. The team from Gelsenkirchen will be looking to enjoy a stronger campaign this time around.

They started their campaign last weekend by drawing 0-0 at Borussia Monchengladbach. The result in Monchengladbach means that the home side has now drawn their last four games in the German top-flight. However, they have also won just once in eight league games.

Their most recent league games have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in their last four Bundesliga outings.

Schalke have a woeful recent home record in the Bundesliga, failing to win in eight league games at VELTINS-Arena.

Bayern Munich began their title defence with a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena last Friday night. The result means the reigning champions are unbeaten in 15 Bundesliga league matches, having recorded 11 victories in the process.

The visitors have also been pretty prolific in the German top-flight of late, scoring at least two goals in three of their last four league outings.

Bayern are unbeaten in six away games in the Bundesliga, although three of their last four games on their travels have finished in draws. Both teams have also scored in seven of their last eight league matches in the German top-flight.

The Bavarians have won the last four Bundesliga meetings with Schalke. They will be confident of recording a win in this one too.

TEAM NEWS

Schalke look set to be without Markus Schubert, Ozan Kabak and Nassim Boujellab due to injury. Bayern Munich could give a debut to new signing Philippe Coutinho.

Match Prediction

Bayern started their campaign in a rather unconvincing fashion. However, I can see Niko Kovac’s team recording a win in a high-scoring encounter.

4/11 Odds

PREDICTION – AWAY WIN

Odds correct at time of publication – please check with your bookmaker before placing a bet as fluctuations can occur.