Prediction and odds for the game: Bayern Munich (1/6) v Schalke (14/1)
We are backing the over 3.5 goals scored
When: Saturday 25th January 2020, Kick-off 5:30 PM
Where: The Allianz Arena
On Saturday evening, reigning German champions Bayern Munich host Schalke at the Allianz Arena, as the home side look to make up ground on league leaders RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga table.
The reigning champions kicked off 2020 in the German top-flight by recording a 4-0 win over Hertha Berlin. The victory means that Die Bayern have won four consecutive games in the Bundesliga, scoring at least twice in all four wins. Hansi Flick’s team has also recorded six wins in their last nine league games.
The Bavarians recent games have offered good entertainment value in the Bundesliga recently, as 13 of their last 14 league matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
The home side have a notoriously strong home record in the Bundesliga. In fact, Bayern have won 17 of their previous 20 league matches on home soil. The reigning champions have also score at least twice in 16 of their last 21 Bundesliga games at the Allianz Arena.
Die Bayern are unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions against Schalke. They have also won the last six meetings with the team from Gelsenkirchen.
The visitors are enjoying a strong campaign in the German top-flight. David Wagner’s side are currently fifth-place and only trail rhine rivals Dortmund in fourth spot on goal difference.
Schalke head to Bavaria on the back of a four-game undefeated run, after recording two wins and two draws. Last time out, they recorded an impressive 2-0 win at Monchengladbach. Their recent Bundesliga matches have been relatively high-scoring, as six of their last nine league games have produced over 2.5 goals.
Midfielder Suat Serdar is enjoying a potent campaign in the Bundesliga, scoring seven goals in the German top-flight. The youngster is Schalke’s top scorer in the Bundesliga.
Schalke’s recent away record in the German top-flight is inconsistent. The fact that the visitors have won just four of their last nine league games on their travels.
The visitors have struggled to keep out opposition on their travels in the Bundesliga, as they have kept just one clean sheet in their previous 11 matches on the road. Both teams have also scored in six of Schalke’s last seven away matches in the German top-flight.
Bayern Munich look to be back to their best. The Bavarians finished 2019 in good form and the home side have kept that form going into their first game league game of 2020. We expect Bayern to record a victory, but they are not great value for a home win. In fact, there is not much value in most markets. However, we are also backing the over 3.5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing over 3.5 goals scored at odds of 8/11 and or the home win at odds of 1/6. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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