Prediction and odds for the game: Schalke (8/13) v Union Berlin (9/2) We are backing the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5.
When: Friday 29th November 2019, Kick-off 7:30 PM
Where: Veltins Arena
On Friday night, Schalke host Union Berlin at the Veltins Arena, in a potentially fascinating Bundesliga clash.
The home side are sitting pretty in the Bundesliga table. In fact, David Wagner’s team could temporary at least move level on points with league leaders Monchengladbach with a victory in this clash.
The Gelsenkirchen outfit head into this encounter on the back of a four-game unbeaten run in the German top-flight, including a 2-1 win at Werder Bremen in their last league outing. The victory over Werder means that the visitors have now scored at least three goals in their last three league games, while also scoring at least twice in seven of their last ten matches in the German top-flight.
Schalke have a bit of a mixed recent record on home soil in the German top-flight. They have won just two of their last 14 league games at the Veltins Arena. However, they are also unbeaten in five matches on home soil in the Bundesliga, having drawn their last three games.
The Bundesliga new boys endured a difficult start to life back in the German top-flight. However, it seems that the team from the capital have now found their feet in the league. Urs Fischer’s team have won their last five matches in all competitions, while scoring at least two goals in four of the five wins. The recent good run of form has seen the visitors move up to 11th place in the table, nine points clear of the relegation spots.
When it comes to their recent record in the Bundesliga, Union have won four of their last five outings. The visitors only blip was a 2-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena against reigning champions Bayern Munich.
Union have played just five away games in their Bundesliga history. They recorded a historic first away win in the German top-flight last time out, winning 3-2 at Mainz. The victory ended a three-game losing run on their travels for Fischer’s side. Poor defensive displays have plagued the visitors in away games, as they have now conceded at least twice in three of their last four away matches.
Both these teams have been in decent form of late. Therefore, neither side will fear this fixture. David Wagner now seems to have instilled his football philosophy into his Schalke team and they look set for a season of challenging at the top end of the Bundesliga table.
Union Berlin are enjoying their time in the German top-flight and will fancy nicking a second away win a row. We believe this will be an entertaining clash which is why we are backing the over 2.5 goals scored. The other bet we are backing is both teams to score, as both have shown an eye for goal of late.
Verdict: Back the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5 and/or both teams to score also available at odds of 4/5.[geosnippet id=3620]
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