Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Match Info
Date: August 24th 2019
Kick-off time: 5.30pm BST
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Head to Head
Last three meetings:
10 Feb 2018 – Bayern Munich 2-1 Schalke 04 – Bundesliga
22 Sept 2018 – Schalke 04 0-2 Bayern Munich – Bundesliga
9 Feb 2019 – Bayern Munich 3-1 Schalke 04 – Bundesliga
Full head-to-head record:
Matches played: 105
Schalke 04 wins: 19
Bayern Munich wins: 58
Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Stats
- Schalke finished 14th in last season’s Bundesliga table
- Bayern have finalised the loan signing of Barcelona’s attacking midfielder Coutinho
- Last season’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern drew in Week 1
Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Match Preview
Bayern were surprisingly held to a 2-2 home draw by Hertha BSC on the opening day of the Bundesliga season, two goals from the ever-reliable Robert Lewandowski coming either side of a flurry which threatened to give the Berlin side all three points. They’ll travel to the Veltins Arena with confidence, having won their last four league outings against die Koenigsblauen.
Robert Kovac’s side may be boosted by the inclusion of Philippe Coutinho, secured on loan from Barcelona this week. Along with former Inter striker Ivan Perisic, the Brazilian playmaker is expected to give the Munich attack an added dimension and reduce their reliance on Lewandowski.
For Domenico Tedesco, a repeat of last season’s nightmare beginning has at least been avoided, with Schalke picking up a point on the opening day at Borussia Moenchengladbach (0-0). The Gelsenkirchen side have now drawn their last four Bundesliga matches, but unless they can start scoring again they’re going to have their work cut out against eternal champions Bayern.
Tedesco’s side did fire in attack during their DFB-Pokal outing against Drochtersen-Assel (0-5), but have found it trickier when not playing against fourth-tier opposition. Belgian striker Benito Raman, newly-arrived from Fortuna Duesseldorf, has yet to get off the mark for the Ruhrmen and this meeting with the champions would be a perfect time to do so.
In all honesty, it’s hard to see Schalke ending their run of bad luck against the biggest side in Germany, and all the evidence points towards Bayern winning here, and we’d pick them to lead at half-time and full-time, for odds of 21/20 atCoral. In each of the last four meetings, die Koenigsblauen have trailed at the end of each half.
Looking at potential scorers for this game, the arrival of Coutinho has got Munich fans excited and last week’s result will have Kovac looking for inspiration from the new man.Betfair have him at 7/1 to score from outside the box, which is worth a look given his long-range shooting ability.
Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
Bayern HT/FT @ 21/20 with Coral
Coutinho to score from outside the box at 7/1 with Betfair
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